How to win Glastonbury tickets
I love Glastonbury Festival, and have been 14 times since my first visit in 1992! I bought tickets for the first few festivals (when they were only around £50 each) and blagged in for free once, but after discovering comping in the late 90s I have managed to win a pair of tickets for every other visit. I’ve won them from EE, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Yop, Tuborg Lager, The Hut, and multiple times with Q Magazine – and three of these were VIP tickets with backstage camping! In fact, there’s not been a time when I’ve wanted to go to Glastonbury and haven’t won tickets – a few times I’ve even won them for my mates too.
At the 2022 Glastonbury festival, I recreated a photograph of me in 1992 taken up at the Stone Circle… sitting in that field looking down at the festival below is one of my favourite places in the world!
I won’t be going to Glastonbury this year, as I went last year to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday, and I want to celebrate my own 50th birthday there in 2024, so I’m taking a year off! But there are a few nice competitions around to win tickets so I’ve collated them in this blog post and wish you the best of luck!
My top tip to win Glastonbury tickets is to look out for sponsors running judged competitions – my last two Glastonbury wins were a TikTok duet competition with EE (which had five winners and only around 30 valid entries), and a tiebreaker competition with Tuborg lager where you had to say which bands would be playing your dream Glastonbury (I think mine had Beastie Boys, Girls Aloud and Duran Duran headlining!).
Even with a prize draw you should try to make your entry stand out. I won two sets of Glastonbury tickets in the 1990s and 2000s by sending my postcard entry off to the magazines with a pair of kids wellies, with a note “I’ve got the wellies – all I need are the tickets!”. Of course there are no postcard draws now for Glasto tickets, but you can still apply the same principle by adding a photo, video or rhyme to your Twitter or Facebook comment. Remember – you should aim to stand out as the ideal prize winner, someone who clearly loves Glastonbury, has put the effort into their entry and will absolutely make the most of those prize tickets! If you have any sort of fun props at home – tent, flags, old programmes, festival hats, rainwear & wellies then a fun Glastonbury themed photo shoot might work in your favour.
Keep an eye on the social feed of all Glastonbury partners for the latest competitions:
Co-op, Vodafone, Oxfam and Chilly’s have all been involved with giveaways so far, but I’ve yet to see a judged creative competition, which will give you the best chance of a win as fewer people will take part.
Current competitions to win tickets to Glastonbury 2023
Win tickets with GWR
Win two festival tickets plus Return Anytime Standard Class tickets to travel with GWR – enter at https://cloud.e.gwr.com/Glastonbury2023Giveaway before 18 May 2023.
Win tickets with Vodafone on social media
- Tell Vodafone your favourite festival tip on their Instagram post for the chance to win a pair of tickets – closes on 3 May 2023, T&Cs are here – one winner will be chosen at random, and it’s open to ages 16+.
- Reply to the Vodafone tweet or Facebook post saying how many references to this year’s headliners you can spot in the photo below, for the chance to win a pair of tickets – closes on 3 May 2023, T&Cs are here – two winners will be chosen at random from all correct answers (one on FB, one on Twitter), and it’s open to ages 16+. I’m not confident of the correct answer on this one!
Win a pair of tickets with National Express
To enter the National Express prize draw, simply complete your details on the entry form at www.nationalexpress.com before 14 May 2023. The prize also includes return coach travel!
Vodafone are giving away 100 pairs of tickets!
Every day until 7 May 2023, Vodafone customers can enter through the VeryMe Rewards instant win competition on the My Vodafone app for the chance to win two tickets. Find out more on the Vodafone website. It’s likely the format is a winning moments competition so you might get lucky if you enter overnight when it’s less popular…
Co-op Musical Match Up – win one of 5 pairs of tickets
Co-op members can play the musical match-up pairs game on the Co-op app once a day until 30 April 2023 for the chance to win a pair of tickets. You have 60 seconds to complete the game and will earn a prize draw entry. Check out T&Cs at coop.co.uk/terms/musicalmatchup
Win 5 pairs of tickets with Tony’s Chocolonely
Inspired by Willy Wonka, 5 of Tony’s special edition Glastonbury chocolate bars have a winning golden ticket inside which entitles you to two Glastonbury tickets! You can buy the limited edition bars for £3.99 at Oxfam shops, and they are already sold out on the Oxfam website. Last date to claim your prize is 16 June 2023. T&Cs are on the Tony’s website.
Win tickets when you buy Brothers Cider
Look out for promotional packs and bottles of Brothers Cider – then enter your details and the unique code from the packaging at www.winwithbrothers.co.uk for the chance to win one of ten pairs of Glastonbury tickets instantly. One SuperLucky reader has already contacted me to tell me she won on this! Enter before 31 May 2023.
Win 5 pairs of tickets with Worthy Farm Cheddar
Although this promotion has been running for months now, you might still find the promo stickers in Co-op stores and be able to enter for the final draw, which closes on 1 May 2023. with five winners receiving a pair of Glastonbury tickets. Buy a Worthy Farm cheddar block or sandwich, then enter the code from the sticker at promoentries.com/wintickets
If you’re looking for the real last minute comps then check the post in my Lucky Learners Facebook group for updates. And if you win tickets and want some Glasto tips from an old timer just let me know in the comments!