Want to go to Glastonbury for free? Oxfam is re-opening stewarding applications

Applications re-open this morning

Those who missed out on Glastonbury Festival tickets now have the chance to attend by becoming a steward.

Oxfam has announced that it has re-opened applications today (March 6) for its stewardship programme after a number of people dropped out. It was quickly over-subscribed when it launched last month.

A spokesperson told BristolPost that “limited” spaces would be available to make up the 70,000 positions for this year’s festival at Worthy Farm

“We are excited to announce we will be opening limited spaces for Glastonbury stewarding late tomorrow morning,” a spokesperson said yesterday (March 5).

“Stewarding is a fantastic way to attend your favourite festivals, see some amazing acts, make new friends all whilst supporting Oxfam’s work to end extreme poverty around the world,” they added.

Stewarding involves checking wristbands, providing directions, and patrolling campsites, among other duties. Shifts last for eight and a quarter hours, and once a volunteer’s work is done for the day they are free to enjoy the festival as a punter.

Glastonbury Festival returns this year (June 26-30) after a fallow period in 2018 – and promises a “radical” return that’s set to “raise the bar”.

Stormzy has been confirmed as the Friday night headliner, while Kylie takes the the Legends slot on Sunday afternoon. Other acts that have been announced include Janelle Monae.

Rumoured acts for the festival have included Paul McCartney, The Cure, Lana Del Rey and Arctic Monkeys. Many fans have speculated that Lauren Hill may appear while Mel B has previously stated that Spice Girls were “in talks” with the festival.

Away from stewarding, people will have the chance to attend the festival in the April re-sale. Read more about how to do so here.