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[Music] Glastonbury 2024



Interesting point - and I reckon you are right, you can probably find quieter interesting places by heading away from the general direction of travel. But I'm not paying nearly £400 for that. Do you get free tickets for volunteering (i.e. do you work the festival) or is it just a nailed-on ticket if you want to buy one? I've thought of working it before as you'd get a different perspective and experience but those I've spoken to say its pretty grim at times with folk trying to blag/force their way in and the general level of twattery that exists these days
I keep my priority with Oxfam by doing two events a year, and that gives me a week ahead of the general applications to pick and choose pretty much whichever festivals i fancy for the year ahead. Its stewarding, so it can be a bit dull if you're on a quiet gate, but there's security there who deal with any runners or aggression (i've only seen one of the former, and none of the latter) and its 3x8hr shifts over five days, which tend to be an early (6am to 2pm) a late (2pm to 10pm) and a night (10pm to 6am).

They fall however they fall, and if i miss something then bleh, i dont mind. i get to go in on the monday two days ahead of the public and there's staff bars and all sorts happening, its great! We get showers and quiet camping just outside the gate, its right next to Windinglake farm which is the ridiculous 10k glamping nonsense, i kind of love that they're in the field next door shelling out thousands for basically the same experience as me, paying nowt :p
 


Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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here and there
I keep my priority with Oxfam by doing two events a year, and that gives me a week ahead of the general applications to pick and choose pretty much whichever festivals i fancy for the year ahead. Its stewarding, so it can be a bit dull if you're on a quiet gate, but there's security there who deal with any runners or aggression (i've only seen one of the former, and none of the latter) and its 3x8hr shifts over five days, which tend to be an early (6am to 2pm) a late (2pm to 10pm) and a night (10pm to 6am).

They fall however they fall, and if i miss something then bleh, i dont mind. i get to go in on the monday two days ahead of the public and there's staff bars and all sorts happening, its great! We get showers and quiet camping just outside the gate, its right next to Windinglake farm which is the ridiculous 10k glamping nonsense, i kind of love that they're in the field next door shelling out thousands for basically the same experience as me, paying nowt :p
Sounds great, especuially seeing it all taking shape and having access to staff bars and the like
 


PHCgull

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Mar 5, 2009
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Also others who seem to be able to do some shenanigans by pointing their browser at a specific seetickets IP address and get straight through to the purchase page over and over again.


Are you able to substantiate this at all? where might one discover such an IP address? reddit perhaps? very much asking for myself, with the re-sale in mind...
 


herecomesaregular

We're in the pipe, 5 by 5
Oct 27, 2008
4,142
Still in Brighton
Enjoyed it 1995 to 2017 when I went 10 times either with friends buying a ticket or litterpicking solo or with gf. Not sure if I'd go again tbh..... but that's not just down to Emily's crap taste in bands but more just a case of getting older in general and also less able to cope happily with the huge numbers of people (not necessarily at the stages because I preferred the cabaret circus area and smaller tents but navigating the crowds of getting around from a to b!) . As for the crowd, hmm would I prefer the northern gits who rifled through our tent on numerous occasions, and having to go out to shit in a field because the bogs were overrun, in 1995 or the homus munching "too normal-s" of 2017?

edit - oh, and the flags. A small number used to be fun on the main stages and helped meet ups. Recent years there's too many and they're nothing but a pain in the arse for the rest of the crowd behind them. Childish, narcassistic and selfish bellends imho!
 
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kevo

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Mar 8, 2008
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I keep my priority with Oxfam by doing two events a year, and that gives me a week ahead of the general applications to pick and choose pretty much whichever festivals i fancy for the year ahead. Its stewarding, so it can be a bit dull if you're on a quiet gate, but there's security there who deal with any runners or aggression (i've only seen one of the former, and none of the latter) and its 3x8hr shifts over five days, which tend to be an early (6am to 2pm) a late (2pm to 10pm) and a night (10pm to 6am).

They fall however they fall, and if i miss something then bleh, i dont mind. i get to go in on the monday two days ahead of the public and there's staff bars and all sorts happening, its great! We get showers and quiet camping just outside the gate, its right next to Windinglake farm which is the ridiculous 10k glamping nonsense, i kind of love that they're in the field next door shelling out thousands for basically the same experience as me, paying nowt :p
I have a friend who does this. I did wonder how it worked and whether you get to choose your shifts or if you can arrange swaps with other people.
 

Pogue Mahone

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Apr 30, 2011
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I have a friend who does this. I did wonder how it worked and whether you get to choose your shifts or if you can arrange swaps with other people.
I have a different position at Glastonbury: I am a driver for the West Holts Stage. Basically, that involves collecting bands and their entourages from the gates and driving them through the site to West Holts, as well as escorting articulated lorries with all their equipment etc.

I arrive on Monday and stay to the following Monday. I get three meals a day, good showers and loos and backstage bar access across the whole site.

For this I have to work three six hour shifts, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - one in the morning, one from 1pm to 7pm and one from 7pm to 1pm (usually later). I can swap shifts with other drivers to fit in with what we want to see.

I am aware of how lucky I am. :blush:
 

BUTTERBALL

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Jul 31, 2003
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I am one of the lucky 'Bucket listers' who managed to secure a ticket for 2024. I got through on the browser on my phone and bagged 2 tix before they sold out. I often go to local gigs so I'm looking forward to some of the smaller stages, but really going just to experience it for the first time and soak up the atmosphere.
 

deletebeepbeepbeep

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May 12, 2009
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I am one of the lucky 'Bucket listers' who managed to secure a ticket for 2024. I got through on the browser on my phone and bagged 2 tix before they sold out. I often go to local gigs so I'm looking forward to some of the smaller stages, but really going just to experience it for the first time and soak up the atmosphere.

You're going to love it, try getting there for the Wednesday or Thursday so you can have a walk around the site with a bit less activity.

- Wednesday fireworks and burning of the Phoenix are worth seeing as a spectacle
- if you're not into dance music or late night shenanigans it is still worth going to the south east corner (naughty corner) for a poke around during the day or evening on Thursday. It gets mega busy after the main acts and a queing system gets out in place.
- Avalon Inn if you want a large selection of ale rather than the dross they have at all other bars, or Cider Bus if you prefer cider. Trickets at the top of the hill by the Glastonbury letters of you want a chilled place with a stunning view across the site.
- try and poke around every corner of the site as you'll find something going on everywhere you go.
- there is a co-op on site which is a bit out of the way but might provide a slightly cheaper alternative for food if you can be arsed walking over to it.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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You're going to love it, try getting there for the Wednesday or Thursday so you can have a walk around the site with a bit less activity.

- Wednesday fireworks and burning of the Phoenix are worth seeing as a spectacle
- if you're not into dance music or late night shenanigans it is still worth going to the south east corner (naughty corner) for a poke around during the day or evening on Thursday. It gets mega busy after the main acts and a queing system gets out in place.
- Avalon Inn if you want a large selection of ale rather than the dross they have at all other bars, or Cider Bus if you prefer cider. Trickets at the top of the hill by the Glastonbury letters of you want a chilled place with a stunning view across the site.
- try and poke around every corner of the site as you'll find something going on everywhere you go.
- there is a co-op on site which is a bit out of the way but might provide a slightly cheaper alternative for food if you can be arsed walking over to it.
I’d agree with this. Once the festival starts proper it seems to be over in a flash so enjoy the quieter days before.

I’d also recommend dedicating one evening to the late night area, go around 7pm, hangout and just explore and watch it grow as the night progresses and gets busier.

My belief is Glastonbury is so overwhelming you need to go at least 3 times to fully understand it….so go again!
 

Wozza

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Jul 6, 2003
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I am one of the lucky 'Bucket listers' who managed to secure a ticket for 2024. I got through on the browser on my phone and bagged 2 tix before they sold out. I often go to local gigs so I'm looking forward to some of the smaller stages, but really going just to experience it for the first time and soak up the atmosphere.
Congrats!

Lots of time for advice, but my top tips:

Go Wednesday. I reckon 80%+ do now. As mentioned above, the music days can go by in a flash. And you want to get value for money.

Take wellies (certainly if you go by car), even if it’s the dryest f**king summer on record. I once had to buy the ‘last pair’ at the festival. White abattoir wellies - used, with blood splatters.

Get fit. Wear the most comfortable trainers/hiking shoes you have (forget fashion). It’s gruelling.

Excited for you.
 

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