Glastonbury is back to … sort of: Somerset festival grounds open to campers – but you have to be quiet after 11pm and pay over £ 1,000 for a six night stay
- Worthy Pastures in Somerset opens its fields to a ‘quiet’ campground
- Tents cost from £ 425 for three nights or £ 1,125 for six nights in the summer
- Comes four months after Glastonbury organizers revealed it had been canceled
- Campsite will have food traders, a bar, compost toilets and ‘village shop’
Glastonbury fans will be relieved to hear the festival is starting again – as long as they bring their own guitar and keep the noise down from 11pm.
The festival’s home base, Worthy Pastures in Somerset, is opening its fields to campers this summer.
It means there will be no headliner or famous faces onstage, but for those looking to continue the tradition of traveling to the area, it’s a welcome relief from the limitations of the coronavirus.
The ‘quiet, family-friendly site’ offers tents from £ 425 for three nights, as well as food merchants, a bar and a ‘village shop’ with local produce and freshly baked bread.
There will be showers and compost toilets, but vacationers will need to pack enough clothes for their stay as there are no laundry facilities.
Glasto Thingy, an online festival chronicler, said, “I think it looks great. There seems to be quite a bit of excitement. I think the spaces will disappear pretty soon. ‘
The festival’s home base, Worthy Pastures in Somerset, is opening its fields to campers this summer. Pictured, the festival in 2015
Advertisements have suggested that staying at the campsite is an opportunity to ‘get back to basics’.
And for larger bookings, an eight-person scout tent costs £ 1,125 for six nights over the August holiday weekend.
In its statement, the festival said: ‘After what has been a challenging year for many, we are so pleased to be able to offer our crew the opportunity to do what they do best, and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests back on the farm. It will be a much needed boost to morale in general! ‘
Bookings are open at 10:00 am this morning.
The ‘quiet, family-friendly site’ offers tents from £ 425 for three nights, as well as food merchants, a bar and a ‘village shop’ with local produce and freshly baked bread. Pictured, one of the available tents
In January, music festival co-organizer Michael Eavis – who is curating the line-up with his daughter Emily – said he was “so sorry” he had to cancel the event for the second year in a row.
Most live music events, including Glastonbury, were wiped out by the pandemic last summer, and a recent study warned that without state aid, the UK’s £ 1.3 billion live music industry is headed for another summer eruption.
Michael and his daughter Emily said: “It is with great regret that we have to announce that the Glastonbury Festival will not take place this year, and that this will be another forced fallow year for us.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis (photo in 2013), said he was ‘so sorry’ he had to cancel the event for the second year in a row
‘Despite our efforts to move heaven and earth, it has become clear that we simply cannot realize the festival this year. We are so sorry that we all have to let you down.
“ Just like last year, we want to offer everyone who secured a ticket in October 2019 the opportunity to transfer their £ 50 deposit to next year, and guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022.
‘We appreciate the faith and trust placed in us by those of you with deposits, and we are confident that we can deliver something very special for all of us by 2022!
“We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times. With love, Michael & Emily. ‘
Last year marked Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, and the June 2020 festival saw Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar perform on the sacred grounds of Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England.