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Win Glastonbury tickets by supporting DEC’s Turkey and Syria appeal

Ten pairs are up for grabs in a prize draw to support the earthquake fund

By Joe Goggins

Glastonbury Festival 2016
Glastonbury (Photo: Czampal/Wikimedia Commons)

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have teamed up with Glastonbury’s organisers to offer a chance to win tickets.

In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this month, the DEC are urging donations to their appeal to help those affected. The Glastonbury team have donated ten pairs of tickets to the sold-out festival to Oxfam, with the chance to win being offered via a prize draw here. A £10 donation guarantees one entry; multiple entries are permitted, but only one prize per entrant will be given.

Much like the previous charity initiative in aid of the Trussell Trust announced last week, these pairs of tickets come with what are being billed as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for fans at the festival. Two pairs of tickets will offer the winners the chance to view a set on the iconic Pyramid Stage from the viewing platform, with two more pairs offering a similar opportunity on the Other Stage. Another of the prize packages will grant the winners the chance to introduce a set on The Park stage.

A further pair of tickets up for grabs will come with the opportunity to place a small ad in the festival’s newspaper, the Glastonbury Free Press, as well as take home a copy from the paper’s first print run. Another pair of tickets will grant the holders a backstage tour of the West Holts area and the chance too watch a set from the stage’s pit, whilst another two tickets offer a guided tour of the whole festival site in the weeks before.

The ninth pair of tickets comes with an On-Sea experience that sees the holders granted guest-of-honour status on the festival’s legendary Pier, whilst the final pair comes with an experience at The Common that includes joining in a one-to-one Mezcal ceremony and access to the Temple for the set of the ticket-holders’ choice. You can enter the draw here. The ten tickets auctioned off in support of the Trussell Trust last week raised a total of £116,738 for the charity.

Relief efforts continue in southern Turkey and northern Syria, where the 7.8 magnitude quake struck last week (February 6). The need for humanitarian aid remains dire, with over 35,000 confirmed dead: so far, the DEC’s appeal has raised £74.1 million. “It is a double tragedy for survivors having to cope too with the cold and who will be unable to sleep outside,” said Oxfam spokesperson Meryem Aslan. “It is horrifying to contemplate how people will even be able to cope, given that some areas are even now in snow.”

Emily Eavis added: “With the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria affecting so many people, we wanted to offer a draw of unique Glastonbury 2023 prizes to raise what we can to help with the relief efforts”. The prize draw opens at 08:00 GMT on Wednesday 15th February and closes at 12:00 GMT on Wednesday 8th March.