A Premiership football manager books his place at Worthy Farm
The first tickets for this year’s Glastonbury Festival were sold last night (March 20) – and were snapped up by a Premiership football manager.
Allardyce purchased the tickets at HMV Football Extraganza held in London in aid of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity.
The evening, which honoured the career of striker Teddy Sheringham, was attended by a host of football stars – and is the sister event of the Silver Clef lunch, which annually honours musicians.
The Bolton boss was initially unsuccessful in buying the VIP package – which includes access to the festival, helicopter flights in and out plus access to an exclusive campsite – losing out to the winning bid of £10,500.
However organisers then arranged for a second package if Allardyce was prepared to match the winning bid, which he did, booking his place at this year’s festival.
For those not fortunate enough to manage a top flight football team, regular tickets for the festival go on sale at 9am on April 1 – though would-be festival goers had to register in advance to be eligible to buy tickets.
The festival takes place between June 22 and 24.