The Glastonbury 2020 ticket ballot is now open

 The Glastonbury 2020 ticket ballot is now open

After Glastonbury 2020 tickets sold out in 34 minutes on Sunday, organisers have now opened a ballot with the chance to buy one of 50 pairs of tickets to the festival’s 50th anniversary next summer. These were held back from the main ticket sale allocation.

Anyone aged 18 or over and currently registered to buy tickets can enter the ballot unless they’ve been lucky enough to already have a ticket secured. Each entry can be submitted with a guest’s registration number attached, and you can nominate anyone registered (including under 18s) as your guest.

The ballot closes at 5pm on Thursday 31st October, but as the only details required are your registration numbers and postcodes, you might as well do it right now. Click here to enter the Glastonbury 2020 ticket ballot.

Glastonbury crowd glitter face paint

50 winners will be notified by phone or email in the week starting 4th November. If you really want to enter without nominating a guest, you can, but you won’t be able to change your mind and bring someone if you win.

Each registration number can only enter once, though were not sure if there’s any limit on how many times each registration could be entered as a guest.

Another chance at tickets is currently on offer in a competition by Waterstones to mark the release of the ‘Glastonbury 50’ book.

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The book celebrating 50 years of the festival is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis will be released on 31st October. It contains hundreds of Glasto’ photos, plus celebrity contributions including Adele, JAY-Z, Dolly Parton, Chris Martin, Noel Gallagher, Jarvis Cocker and Lars Ulrich.

“Working on this book has been a fantastic project for me and my dad in the fallow year and in the build-up to this year’s Festival. With our 50th anniversary fast approaching, we felt now was the time to put all of our memories and stories together in one place” said Emily Eavis.

“It’s been a total joy to look back through piles of old photo albums and scrapbooks and to reflect upon what it meant at the time, and the incredible evolution of the event. I hope people who’ve been over the years will be able to reminisce and get a flavour of the rich history of Glastonbury through five amazing decades.

“It’s also been a real honour to have had so many great writers, artists and photographers willing to get involved in helping us to give the full picture.”

Glastonbury meeting Michael Eavis

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020 sold out in just 34 minutes this morning after going on sale at 9am. Tickets packaged with coach travel sold out in 27 minutes on Thursday night.

This was slightly faster than last year when tickets sold out in 36 minutes and coach package tickets sold out in 29 minutes. It’s not the fastest they’ve ever sold out though – tickets for Glastonbury 2015 sold out in just 26 minutes.

Organiser Emily Eavis said demand was higher than ever as the official Glastonbury Twitter account confirmed tickets had sold out at 9:34am.

Taylor Swift is now the bookmakers’ favourite Pyramid Stage headliner, according to both Sky Bet and Betway.

Last weekend, Mel B told Jonathan Ross that Victoria Beckham could rejoin the Spice Girls for a Glastonbury appearance. Four of the band played a sold-out tour without Victoria earlier this year.

Michael Eavis has already confirmed Wolf Alice will be on the Glastonbury 2020 line-up, and Supergrass are rumoured to appear after reforming to play this year’s Pilton Party.

Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary takes place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Watching the Glastonbury line-up on the Pyramid Stage from the crowd

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Image credits: Anna Barclay