Entry to the event is by wristband only. Wristbands cost just £7 and are available on the day from the ticket office on Castle Street. We have 130 bands playing this year and as usual, proceeds are being donated in support of Bury Hospice.
A brief history of Glaston-bury
2008: Glaston-Bury consisted of one venue (Blind Tiger) and raised a grand total of £1427.70 2009: Glaston-Bury expanded to 3 venues and raised £4,495 2010: Glaston-Bury raised over £10,000 with 7 venues involved and was awarded The Tower FM Contribution to Charity Award 2010 2011: Now attracting the likes of Tom Hingley (The Inspiral Carpets), Together (Hardcore Uproar) and Dave Sharpe (The Alarm), Glaston-Bury raised over £12,000. By the end of Glaston-Bury 2015, over £75,000 had been raised for Bury Hospice. 2016 saw a further donation of £20,000 made to Bury Hospice. Smaller amounts were also donated to recognize the important work of other deserving organisations from the Bury area including: Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, Bury Blind Society and Greenmount Wild Bird Sanctuary. 2017 was Glaston-Bury's tenth year which saw over 120 bands performing at 13 venues across Bury town centre. In addition to Bury Hospice, the festival also supported The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Following the 2017 event, the total raised in support of our charities rose to over £127,000
The festival is a family-friendly event but we would politely ask you to be aware that our Media associates will be present throughout the day and will be taking photographs which will be widely shared on the internet and on social media. If you attend, there is every possibility that you could be included in a photo somewhere as our photographers take crowd shots and many of the bands will also take photos from the stage. In fact... even people who are attending as customers are likely to take photos and may accidentally snap you in the background! Local newspaper representatives will also be present and any photos which they take will appear in print and online.
As organisers, we cannot control who is taking photos at a particular time, but if you do see a photo of yourself or your family online following the event, you MUST make direct contact with the photographer and discuss your concerns with them. Anyone who has an official Glaston-Bury media pass will be made aware that they are obliged to discuss your concerns.