But it's all in aid of charity....

Three pairs of VIP tickets to this year’s GLASTONBURY festival have been sold for a record £7,150, with all proceeds going to charity.

The tickets were sold on eBay for the charity WaterAid, which works to provide people in the third world with safe drinking water.

The auction was the second time that Glastonbury tickets have been sold to raise money for the charity. An auction in April raised £4,500 for WaterAid.

The tickets were donated to the charity by festival organiser Michael Eavis.

Emily Boyd-Carpenter, WaterAid’s Fundraising Manager says: “We’re enormously grateful to Glastonbury for choosing us as the charity to benefit from this eBay listing and we’d like to thank the people who have bid so generously for the tickets.

“WaterAid is delighted to be one of the main ‘good causes’ supported by the festival. It’s an ideal partnership – an event such as Glastonbury requires one million gallons of water over a period of five days and hygiene and sanitation are major concerns when turning a dairy farm into a huge, densely-populated tented city.

“For three days people experience what it’s like not to be able to have a shower, run their tap or use their flushing toilet. This helps people to have a better understanding of what it’s like for the world’s poorest people who struggle every day to access water or any kind of sanitation.”