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Getting Glastonbury festival tickets can seem an impossible task, with some going to great lengths to secure them. Here’s an innovative way to get your hands on some tickets!

Each festival year, organiser Michael Eavis holds back a number of weekend tickets for local people. So if you live in certain parts of Somerset, near the Worthy Farm festival site in the village of Pilton, there’s a secret ticket sale. This sale takes place tomorrow (Thursday 18th October 2018) from 12pm.

To take advantage, you have to be a permanent resident within the local catchment areas, as listed on the Glastonbury Festival website. So this could be your chance to grab tickets – as long as you wouldn’t mind moving to the area!

Check it out and you’ll see there are just over 300 properties listed for sale within the Glastonbury catchment area. The most expensive is a beautiful £2 million character property with land, pool and tennis court in West Pennard. If you’re looking for the cheapest option then you can snap up a flat in Shepton Mallet for just £64k. If you are keen to buy a home in the local area then you’ll be pleased to know there is money to be made renting out your property. A 2 bedroom cottage in West Pennard is being listed for over £500 a night during the Glastonbury period!

As there is an obvious time pressure, a rental would offer an immediate solution and there are 81 currently available. Two bedroom rentals in the villages around Glastonbury, such as Wells or Shepton Mallet, cost around £550 a month.

Angus Elphinstone, CEO of AnyVan.com commented “While moving to Somerset might seem a little extreme to secure tickets to Glastonbury, the festival does create some interesting financial opportunities. Like most big events, Glastonbury locals seem to be looking to make a tidy sum of money from festival goers, with hotels charging as much as £1,300 a night and others Airbnbing space in their gardens for glamping in bell tents from £400 a night. ”

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