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Festival Tickets For A Pound?


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The popularity of festivals has rocketed since the first two-day Glastonbury Festival was held in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix died. There were 1,500 visitors, each paying the princely sum of £1 – although this did include free milk from the local farm.

Festival travelToday, it’s a much more commercial enterprise. With many of the bigger festivals selling out almost as soon as tickets are available, you’re resigned to the fact that you’ll be spending interminable hours online or on the phone. Keeping 20 different windows open at once for a real-time check of prices and availability, it gets to the stage where, rather than risk losing out altogether, you end up paying through the nose. After all, it’s a safer bet than taking your chances with touts.

So, you’ve finally got your tickets; hassle over. Or is it? Imagine being stuck in a traffic jam, watching the excitement melt off your friends’ faces as the minutes tick by and you realise you’ll be left camping outside the toilets.

Make it easier on yourself. Get the train. After all, you’ve spent an age getting your tickets for the festival, so why not spend another 10 minutes getting your travel plans sorted? You can save up to 80% if you book cheap Advance tickets with, available up to 12 weeks before the date of travel.

Get yourself a 16-25 Railcard and save an additional 34%. Let’s look at that in real terms:-

Festival Fares (sourced: Weds 27th April 2011)


You’ll get there earlier because trains don’t get stuck in traffic jams. In fact, train operators have got wise to the festival schedule and often lay on extra services, with most venues also offering transport direct from the local station to the festival ground.

Festival prices are now a little bit more than £1, and this time there’s no free milk – spend your money on being at the festival, rather than getting there. And if you’re lucky, you might just find yourself a nice quiet coach on the train home, to catch up on all that lost sleep….

Why not catch up with your friends over the summer? Here are some examples of the huge savings available from MyTrainTicket (sourced 4th May for travel on 20th July).


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