Who needs Glasto?

We have far more fun ideas for your ticket money

Alexa Chung at Glastonbury

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There are things in life that are pretty unlikely to happen. Winning the Euromillions, say. Marrying George Clooney (even less so now). Getting sight of a unicorn. And, we’re afraid, we’re going to have to add getting Glastonbury tickets to that list.
Sure, 150,000 of you managed it on Sunday in a mere 29 minutes. Certain members of Team ELLE were even among the lucky ones who are disproving our theory that tickets are purely mythical objects (and that feat involved complex spreadsheets, multiple devices and world-record breakingly quick entry of debit card details). But some of us weren’t so fortunate.
But before you resign yourself to months of headliner announcements and boasting social media feeds, take comfort. You have an extra £220 ticket money at your disposal, which you’d otherwise have spent risking trenchfoot in a field of druids! Hooray! Here are some far better uses for it, courtesy of Team ELLE…
Sophie Beresiner, Beauty Director
‘I'd blow it in HobbyCraft, or the craft aisle in TK Maxx: my two treasure troves for craft geeks like me. Also, the Liberty craft department – although it wouldn't go very far on that floor.’
Charlotte Wallace, Designer
‘Ballet tickets, a massage, a facial, new shoes, afternoon tea, perfume… SO many more exciting things to spend £220 on!’
Lara Ferros, Picture Editor
‘New tattoo. Add it to my new motorbike fund. Weekend away to a UK B&B. Date night with the boyfriend…’
Christina Simone, Workflow Director
‘A weekend in Rome.’


Lucy Johnston, Picture Assistant
'I would buy return flights to Berlin, alongside a ticket to see Nick Cave play the Friedrichstadt-Palas (if it wasn't already sold out!).Then with any change, I'd buy a cheesecake from Five Elephant in Kreuzberg (because it is AWESOME).'

Kasia Hastings, Contributor
‘I’d buy a top-of-the range, idiot-proof alarm clock, so that next year I don’t sleep through the Glasto ticket sale again…’
Maybelle Morgan, Acting Features Assistant
‘Sky-diving! Way more rock ’n’ roll than getting soggy in a field.’
Harriet Stewart, Market & Retail Editor
‘I'll be using the money to throw a bigger and better party than Glastonbury, in my living room, on the same weekend, for me and all my friends who didn't get tickets. Headline act TBC.’

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