Glastonbury is back on… sort of: Festival site in Somerset is opening up for campers – but you’ll need to be quiet after 11pm, and fork out more than £1,000 for a six-night stay
- Worthy Pastures in Somerset is opening up its fields for a ‘tranquil’ campsite
- Tents cost from £425 for three nights or £1,125 for six nights during summer
- Comes four months after Glastonbury organisers revealed it was cancelled
- Campsite will feature food traders, a bar, composting toilets and ‘village store’
Glastonbury fans will be relieved to hear the festival is back on – as long as they bring their own guitar and keep the noise down from 11pm.
The home of the festival, Worthy Pastures in Somerset, is opening its fields up to campers this summer.
It means there will not be any headliner or famous faces appearing on stage, but for those who want to continue the tradition of travelling to the area it has come as a welcome relief from coronavirus restrictions.
The ‘tranquil, family-friendly site’ will be offering tents from £425 for three nights as well as food traders, a bar and a ‘village store’ offering local produce and freshly baked bread.
There will be showers and composting toilets but holidaymakers will have to pack enough clothes for their stay because there will not be any laundry facilities.
Glasto Thingy, an online chronicler for the festival, said: ‘I think it looks great. There seems to be a fair bit of excitement. I think the spaces will go pretty quickly.’
The home of the festival, Worthy Pastures in Somerset, is opening its fields up to campers this summer. Pictured, the festival in 2015
Advertisements have suggested a stay at the campsite will be a chance to get ‘back to basics’.
And for larger bookings, an eight-person scout tent costs £1,125 for six nights over the August bank holiday weekend.
In its statement, the festival said: ‘After what has been a challenging year for so many, we’re so pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for our crew to do what they do best, and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests back on to the farm. It will be a much-needed boost to morale all round!’
Bookings opened at 10am this morning.
The ‘tranquil, family-friendly site’ will be offering tents from £425 for three nights as well as food traders, a bar and a ‘village store’ offering local produce and freshly baked bread. Pictured, one of the tents available
In January the music festival’s co-organiser, Michael Eavis – who curates the lineup with his daughter Emily, said he was ‘so sorry’ to have to cancel the event for the second year in a row.
Most live music events, including Glastonbury, were wiped out last summer by the pandemic and a recent study warned that without state support, Britain’s £1.3billion live music industry is heading for another summer washout.
Michael and his daughter Emily said: ‘With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis (pictured in 2013), said he was ‘so sorry’ to have to cancel the event for the second year in a row
‘In spite of our efforts to move heaven & earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.
‘As with last year, we would like to offer all those who secured a ticket in October 2019 the opportunity to roll their £50 deposit over to next year, and guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022.
‘We are very appreciative of the faith and trust placed in us by those of you with deposits, and we are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!
‘We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead. With love, Michael & Emily.’
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury, and the June festival in 2020 had been set to see Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar perform on the hallowed grounds of Worthy Farm in Somerset, south west England.
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