Thousands of Glastonbury festival-goers complain of huge waiting times for water at high temperatures
Showers at the Glastonbury festival grounds were closed today to save water after thousands of revelers stood in line for up to an hour to fill up their bottles in the blazing heat.
A registration outside of a closed shower explained that the move was made to turn off the showers to refill the reservoirs, and a glamping company said on Twitter that they had closed their showers at the site, in Worthy Farm, Somsert , due to a & # 39; water shortage & # 39; and & # 39; retain water for drinking & # 39 ;.
The ban on the shower comes after an action by the organizers of the festival to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which caused a number of festivalgoers to stand in line for an hour to refill their containers with high taps to a temperature of 91 F today.
And paramedical teams from the South Western Ambulance Service, NHS Foundation Trust, reported that they have treated 70 patients in the past two days for a mix of heat-related and medical cases.
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Showers at the Glastonbury festival grounds are closed to save water after thousands of revelers have been waiting in line for up to an hour to fill their bottles in the burning heat
A sign on Glastonbury reads: & Due to the heat wave, the Glastonbury Festival asked us to turn off our showers to refill the reservoirs. A real shame, we'll let you know if we reopen & # 39;
And a statement published by Twitter from Love Fields, a glamping company, said they had closed the showers on the site, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, because of a & # 39; water shortage & # 39; and & # 39; save water for drinking & # 39; – although the drinking water was unaffected
A statement posted on Twitter from Love Fields, a glamping company, said they had closed the showers at the site, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, because of a & # 39; water shortage & # 39; and & # 39; save water for drinking & # 39; – although water still drinks unaffected
The ban on the shower comes after an action by the organizers of the festival to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, causing some festivalgoers to stand in line for fifteen minutes to fill their containers with overflowing faucets at temperatures rising to 91F today
And paramedical teams from the South Western Ambulance Service, the NHS Foundation Trust, reported having treated 70 patients for a mix of heat-related and medical cases in the last two days
An action to ban plastic water bottles at Glastonbury left festivalgoers who complain that they have to stand in line for an hour to refill their reusable containers. Above: Revelers stand in line today for water at a standpipe
Revelers saw a water queue today when temperatures reached 91F in Glastonbury. And in Surrey, the temperature hit 88F, which is the hottest day of the year today
A woman fills herself at a standpipe today while other festivalgoers wait behind her in the hot sun. There are fears that the queues, which lasted an hour yesterday, could get worse today
When the temperature rose to 82F yesterday, thirsty partygoers complained about the length of the queues, one woman saying, "We need more places to get water," while some waited an hour for refueling. Above: young women fill their water bottles yesterday
Alison Jones wrote on Twitter: & I support the ban on selling water in plastic bottles, but we need more places to get water, have you seen the queues? & # 39;
When the temperature rose to 28 degrees Celsius yesterday, thirsty partygoers complained about the length of the queues, one woman saying, "We need more places to get water." Above: People line up for water yesterday at the festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset
And paramedical teams from the South Western Ambulance Service, NHS Foundation Trust, reported that they have treated 70 patients in the past two days for a mix of heat-related and medical cases. Above: partygoers stand in the hot sun while standing in line for water
Glastonbury security officers give water to party revelers because they try to prevent a recurrence of complaints about overflowing water points
A happy girl (pictured with an umbrella) was pushed into a wheelbarrow by a man who wore suitable footwear for the occasion
This grateful party-goer had a lot of water at the festival today while the temperature reached 91F
Despite the burning heat, this man was wearing a bright yellow tracksuit while dressed as Ali G comedian
Some partygoers stayed in their tents to stay in the shade, such as this woman lying on an air mattress while her foot was resting on a plastic water bottle
That's what you call thirsty! The sun has left the ground brown and dried out at the festival and some music lovers used giant umbrellas to cover up the sun, while a man (middle) wore only shorts and a hat
The Love Fields statement reads on Twitter: & # 39; Due to a water shortage at Glastonbury Festival, we have had to close our showers temporarily to save water for drinking. & # 39;
& # 39; This is the case throughout the site, but they are working on increasing water availability and we will open again as soon as we are ready! & # 39;
However, the organizers of the festival have tripled the number of kiosks where festival goers can refill their bottles and free water is also available at the bars of the site.
Festival goers were notified on their phones and reminded them that there are more than 800 taps on the site that provide free drinking water and canned water is available from food vendors.
WaterAid employees were also shown with cups and bottles of water.
But on Twitter, Alison Jones wrote: & I support the ban on selling water in plastic bottles, but we need more places to get water, have you seen the queues? & # 39;
This man looked as if he had fallen asleep next to his tent in the sun, which could be painful if he were to burn
This party animal also enjoyed his time in the sun as he slept next to his tent – although sunscreen is needed today, with temperatures rising above 80F
These two women were among dozens who were seen with umbrellas to protect themselves from the glare of the sun
Organizers have tripled the number of kiosks where festival goers can refill their bottles and free water is also available at the bars of the site
Today some partygoers were depicted, enjoying the warm weather and the sun during their participation in water fights. Above: a young woman dressed in bikini hurls a bucket of water at her smiling friend
These two girls poured water from a bag above their heads into what seemed like an attempt to cool off in the burning heat
Anna Hedges, the special event manager at Glastonbury, defended their water preparations. She told the Telegraph: & # 39; WaterAid has 37 water kiosks at 33 locations across the Glastonbury Festival site, and needs 20 self-service water points with six ticks. Above: a young woman washes at a water point while others are standing in line
Party goers are in power in swimwear and bikinis because they want to enjoy the burning warm weather. The temperatures have reached 80F so far
Aquatics! A man dives today in Glastonbury in a pool of water, while others come by while enjoying the heat
It's standing in line! Partygoers stand in line with their empty containers while waiting to get to the busy water point
The official Glastonbury account responded and told her to check faucets near toilets and standpipes, all of which are suitable for drinking.
However, she tweeted a photo of one of the queues and said: & # 39; And this is the shortest queue, wait at least 30 minutes! & # 39;
Mrs. Jones, 51, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands Later told the Telegraph:
Perfect time to cool down: these women saw their heads dipped in water in an attempt to cool down under the sun
This year's festival – the first since 2018 – has descended around 200,000 on Worthy Farm to see their favorite acts perform
These two helping hands walk past the dried out grass through the crowd while offering water to the festival goers today
Festival goers today enjoy a series of acts, including Stormzy, which caused controversy by wearing a vest with a Union Jack theme. Above: two women sing along with an act
Glasonbury happens five days and lasts until tomorrow. Above: two party-goers laugh and dance under the sun
Dancing in the sun! These two women held each other's arms during the warm weather. Sheryl Crow also plays this year and played hits including All I Wanna Do and Soak Up the Sun
This man found an inventive way to protect his head from the sun while wearing a miniature-colored parasol
Go to England! A man wears a parasol with an English theme to protect herself from the sun, while another woman wore her head in a t-shirt and others wore a hat
These partygoers took the opportunity to fill themselves at the busy water points as they were seen with a bucket of drinks
These women raised their arms in the air while singing along to an act. The American singer Lauryn Hill also appeared at the festival, who seemed to be experiencing technical problems during her set
That is dried out grass! The ground beneath these women – two of whom protected their heads in the hot sun – had turned brown from the heat and lack of water
A group of friends sit in the shade and pull their tops above their heads in an effort to keep out the burning heat of today
Others seemed to enjoy it more because they hide under a small umbrella and laugh at each other at Glastonbury
That's a soaked one! Flower Sykes, a 14-year-old festivalgoer from Cornwall, puts a hat full of water above what is an inventive way to cool down
This woman (left) was posing today in a colorful bikini while a happy couple (right) was standing next to their tent
& # 39; Everyone has brought containers to fill, but all the ticks that you have to press so that it takes ages before they are full.
Erica, 23, who is also at the festival, said she had to wait 40 minutes to fill her container.
She added: & # 39; With the heat of this weekend, it's really hard to get water quickly if you don't plan on running out of water in advance. & # 39;
Labor & # 39; s deputy leader Tom Watson – an avid Glastonbury fan – was shown today at this year's event. There is also MEP Jess Phillips, who spoke in Our Bodies, Our Rights
Look at those tents! Thousands of tents stretch out into the distance at Worthy Farm when three women are standing near their tents
That's a nice umbrella! This man grabs a brightly colored umbrella to keep the sun away from his head in the midst of the huge crowd
Crazy scenes: a party goer wears a green costume (left) and a couple improvises a shower on the fourth day of the festival
Festival goers hide from the baking sun with an umbrella and a shirt while taking care of his drink on his knee
This man wore a mask with a peace theme and dark sunglasses to protect himself from the glare of the sun
A large audience is watching the American band Vampire Weekend
This woman balanced a huge bag of ice cubes on her head to keep herself cool. But given the burning heat, they probably melted quickly
Deze vrouwen droegen fantastische bijpassende gestreepte jurken – en snorren – toen ze vandaag het meeste plezier maakten bij Glastonbury
Anna Hedges, de speciale evenementenmanager van WaterAid, verdedigde hun waterbereidingen.
Ze vertelde de Telegraph: 'WaterAid heeft 37 waterkiosken op 33 locaties verspreid over de Glastonbury Festival-site, en heeft 20 self-service waterpunten met zes tikken nodig.
'Ze worden allemaal gerund door toegewijde vrijwilligers die veel positieve feedback hebben gekregen van festivalgangers.
'Er zijn nog 850 waterpunten verspreid over het terrein, allemaal met gratis schoon drinkwater, waarvan er vele 24 uur per dag beschikbaar zijn.
De beslissing van de organisatoren om de verkoop van plastic flessen te verbieden, heeft festivalbezoekers er niet van weerhouden om hun eigen flessen mee te nemen, maar ze zijn ontmoedigd om dit te doen.
Daarom wordt gehoopt dat de 40 ton plastic die na het evenement van vorig jaar werd gerecycled aanzienlijk zal worden teruggebracht.
Vandaag werden enkele feestvierders afgebeeld, genietend van het warme weer en de zon tijdens hun deelname aan watergevechten.
Anderen zagen parasols om zichzelf te beschermen tegen de schittering van de zon, terwijl duizenden anderen genoten van het aanbod aan muziek.
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