Radio 1 will be giving away Glastonbury tickets on Monday morning

 Radio 1 will be giving away Glastonbury tickets on Monday morning

This Monday, BBC Radio 1 will give away a pair of tickets to Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary next June on the Greg James Breakfast Show, as part of the JanSlam competition.

You’ll need to work out a three-letter word from three clues given on air just after 8am. The clues will take the format: “take the first letter of the answer to this question, add the first letter of the name of the person speaking in this clip, and add the first letter of the artist singing in this clip”.

Listeners will have 10 minutes from around 8:03am to text their correct answer, name and age to 81199, charged at the standard rate. From the entries that got it right, a shortlist of 50 winners will be drawn at random.

Those drawn will be phoned-back, live on-air before 8:30am that morning. You need to answer the phone within 30 seconds to win the prize; if you fail to do so or if the call goes to voicemail they’ll start calling the next person on the list, and you’ll lose out.

How to enter:

  1. Listen to Radio 1 from 8am Monday 20th January
  2. Work out a three-letter word from the clues given on-air
  3. Text your answer, followed by your name and age, to 81199
  4. Answer the phone if called back live on-air

Radio 1 previously gave away Glastonbury tickets as part of a treasure hunt last October and as part of JanSlam in 2017. The competition runs every weekday morning in January and this year’s prizes already won include Creamfields tickets, Lewis Capaldi tickets and the chance to see 1975 perform at Radio 1 with Annie Mac.

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When The 1975 performed at Radio 1 last night, frontman Matty Healy named headlining Glastonbury as “the only gig I feel like we need to do before it kind of all changes” for the band.

The chart-topping band from Cheshire’s Golden Triangle have long been a rumoured Worthy Farm headliner. In December 2018, Matt Healy said in a radio interview he’d be at Glastonbury 2020, adding that they would then be ready to headline after topping the bill at Reading & Leeds in August 2019. Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis responded by saying: “Oh really? That’s good. Interesting. They’re great. Obviously we’d love to have The 1975.”

The band first played at Glastonbury in 2013, before returning in 2014 and again in 2016 when they appeared on the Other Stage on Saturday night before Chvrches and New Order. Highlights of the set remain available to watch on the BBC website.

During an interview with BBC Radio 2, Emily Eavis said the one Pyramid headline act yet to be revealed has never played the festival before, ruling out The 1975 from this year’s remaining headline slot.

Their new 22-track album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form‘ will be released on Friday 24th April.

Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift were confirmed as the Pyramid Stage headliners for Saturday and Sunday before Christmas. Ahead of the announcements, Taylor Swift was the bookmakers’ favourite headliner while The 1975 were considered fourth most likely by Sky Bet.

In addition to Paul McCartney, Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’.

Aerosmith appear to have self-confirmed by mistake in an email newsletter sent out to fans. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.

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Glastonbury 50, the book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary, was named as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Times over the weekend. It previously ranked third in the Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books.

The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.

In an alternative chart released by Amazon, Glastonbury 50 placed 10th among all non-fiction books after its first week of sales. The book had recently sold out in some stores, but festival organisers confirmed today the second print run had now arrived and all stores should be restocked soon, if not already.

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

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