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Five pairs of tickets for Glastonbury 2017 up for grabs in raffle to raise money for Oxfam

13th Apr 2017

Desperate to go to Glastonbury? Think it's just a dream because tickets to the world's biggest and best festival are like gold dust? With Oxfam you still can...

Glastonbury Festival has given five pairs of tickets to Oxfam to raffle to raise money for the charity's work fighting extreme poverty and suffering around the world.

The raffle runs Thursday 13 April to 11.59pm on Monday 1 May.

Glastonbury 2017, which takes place 21-25 June, has an incredible line up including Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Biffy Clyro, The XX, Major Lazer, Stormzy, and many, many more.

Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the festival said: "Glastonbury is proud to have supported Oxfam for more than 20 years.  We hope that by donating these tickets for the raffle we can give five pairs of people the chance to come to the festival for only £5, and at the same time raise even more money to help those in desperate need.  Oxfam is urgently raising funds for millions who are facing starvation in East and West Africa and Yemen and the countless families left homeless without even clean water and shelter by the war in Syria."

Tim Hunter, Oxfam GB's Fundraising Director said: "We are so grateful to Glastonbury for donating these precious tickets to Oxfam. The raffle will bring excitement to everyone that enters, pleasure to the lucky winners, and most importantly raise money to bring hope, relief and optimism to people who badly need help because they can't get enough to eat or they can't send their kids to school due to grinding poverty. We are touched by the compassion of the Glastonbury team, which has reached out once again to help the world's poorest people."

To enter, text GLASTO to 60046 for a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to Glastonbury 2017. Entry costs £5, plus standard network rate. Oxfam will receive a minimum of £3.50.

Full terms & conditions here. By texting you consent to future telephone and SMS marketing contact from Oxfam. Text GLASTONO to 60046 to enter but stop future calls and texts.

Winners will be drawn at random and contacted between 9am to 5pm on Tuesday 2 May 2017. In the event of non-contact, another winner will be selected.

For further information and interviews, contact Oxfam Press Officers: Emma Fabian 01865 472193 / 07825 503 274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk or Lys Holdoway 01865 472484 / 07778 482 867 / lholdoway@oxfam.org.uk.

For all Glastonbury Festival enquiries please contact  press@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

  • Oxfam is a global movement of people all working towards the same goal - an end to the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters, help people earn a living, and speak out on the big issues, like inequality and climate change, that keep people poor. And we won't stop until we get there. Join us!  
  • The humanitarian crises Oxfam is currently working on include those in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. In Yemen, seven million people are starving and half a million children are malnourished. Oxfam has reached more than 913,000 people with essential aid including clean water, hygiene kits and food vouchers. In Syria, Oxfam has reached 1.5 million people with desperately needed food, water and shelter. In Iraq, Oxfam is supporting people who have fled ISIS and military operations. We are working in camps and communities, providing clean water, blankets and other vital aid.
  • Year after year Oxfam returns to Glastonbury to campaign with festival-goers on the most pressing issues - and help end poverty for good. Back in 1993, our stewards rocked the festival for the very first time, kick-starting a relationship that's helped change the lives of millions of people worldwide. Now we take over 2,000 stewards and campaigners, and have four festival shops on-site.
  • For every £1 donated, 82p goes directly on emergency, development and campaigning work, 10p is spent on support costs, and 8p in invested to generate future revenue.

For updates, please follow @oxfamgbpress