So today it was announced that my idol, DIANA ROSS, is to play the Sunday Legend slot at Glastonbury this year, which has promoted me to write this post! I missed out when they came on sale on Sunday but I am not giving up, and Freddie can have tickets for free as he’s under 12, so I just need to bag his dad and I one each and we are in! Here are some tips for the last few tickets for Glasto and what’s on for kids at the largest music festival in the world!
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep me away from you Glastonbury!!!
I will keep trying…
In case you didn’t know, ha, Glastonbury is 50 in 2020, and anyone who has tried to get tickets for next year will tell you, it’s stressful stuff! Our family are music and socialising mad, so a festival experience goes hand in hand as one of our favourite pastimes, second only to a family/friends group holiday.
So how can you get hold of one of these elusive Glastonbury tickets?! Well it’s hard going and you would have to be really lucky, unless you’re under 12, as they go free and don’t even have to register! Whaaat!! I hear you say, yup that’s right, kids go free to Glastonbury, only snag they have to have an adult take them and that adult needs a ticket! No trying to sneak in with your friends either, because if you look over 12 they will ask for ID.
Festivals with kids:
If you’re wondering about whether or not a festival or/and Glastonbury is for kids, maybe this will help you decide.
‘I love the freedom and community at a festival, it’s like going back to the 70s when our doors were open in our street and we were all running in and out of each other’s houses up to and after dark, while the adults enjoyed some musical fun.’
We festival as a family every year, our last one was Standon Calling 2019, (pictured above) with my youngest who is now 10, he started his festival career about four years ago, but I haven’t been to Glastonbury with him yet, well I haven’t been to Glastonbury since before my oldest was born (uhhum 33 yrs ago!). We do still festival with the older kids, (33. 29. 25) they just go with their friends and we hook up. It’s great for Freddie, who is 10 and he really enjoys seeing his siblings at festivals. I think he is now ready for Glastonbury, he loves the festival vibe and enjoys the variety of music on offer as well as all the kids’ stuff and could handle the mammoth walks now. If we get to go as a family it will be electric!
What’s on for kids at Glastonbury
Kidzfield – 2019 saw 25 years of magic in the Kidzfield community. Kidz Field is the space for kids at Glastonbury, inspiring new generations. It has always been given free admission to Glastonbury and hundreds of people work to create the best free kids festival in Europe. Last year’s Kidzfield saw an amazing programme of activities, events and shows for all ages up to and including 12 years old and there is no reason why this year will be any different. I will write a full post on what’s on offer for kids at Glastonbury once the full programme has been announced, but I know from people who have been the food and toilets in the Kidzfield are amazing for kids and they even have a bathing area for babies!
There is an FAQ page dedicated to taking kids to Glastonbury
Our experience getting tickets for Glastonbury 2020…
Some of our family and friends wanted coach tickets, we didn’t get to the holding page, sold out in just over 30 mins
The Main day came! Spreadsheets sorted, groups of six sorted (around the country), phones, laptops sorted, registration details sorted, 9 o’clock, go! Most people in our groups didn’t even get to the holding page. Then I got through to ‘enter registration’ page, ‘oh my this was tense’, shaking putting numbers and postcodes into a keyboard, really!? Mustn’t make a mistake, mustn’t make a mistake… then it just hung, and hung, and hung, and hung, for what seemed like an eternity! (Probably 9 minutes minus 6 maybe) Anyway it went through to the deposit page and then bam, sold out. Aghhhhh If only I hadn’t been like a quivering wreck typing the numbers in I may have been quicker! I was worried it was our postcode that threw it out, but the guys at Glastonbury have been great, I emailed them with questions and they came right back, not with tickets sadly but they were helpful.
The odds of getting tickets as of today have reduced dramatically, if you thought 2.4 million registrants for a couple of hundred thousand tickets were bad here are the chances left:
Ballot: 50 pairs up for grabs in the Glastonbury ticket ballot, better than nothing but you have some hefty competition! You can enter here (I wanted to keep this to myself, but it seems everyone knows!)
Resale in April:
Unwanted tickets will go on sale in April: for coach and ticket packages Thursday 16thApril and for general admission tickets, Sunday 19thApril. If you haven’t registered, don’t worry that opens again on November 1st. Glastonbury ticket info
Here are some other ways of experiencing the biggest festival in the world:
Volunteer, most charities ask for 3x 8 hr shifts (some vary but this is the general vibe), you can help with car parks, ticket checking, bar work, cleaning, helping set up, clearing away, medical teams and more. There are paid roles too. See the Glastonbury website for details
Competitions: lots of giveaways for tickets over the coming months will pop up, especially radio stations so keep your eyes peeled and enter as many as you can.
I will try everything I can to get tickets for Glastonbury, especially as I said, Diana Ross was announced today and she is my idol! Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!
Imagine if everyone who wanted to go could go! how mad would that be!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! XX