Top 10 Glastonbury Festival Tips No One will Tell You!
With the biggest festival date of the UK calendar merely weeks away, we attempt to curate an Essential Top 10 tips guide to help you make the best of Glastonbury Festival this summer.
Make some new friends and form a mini-community while staying dry – This one is slightly elaborate but is well worth the effort. Take a gazebo to the festival and find another 2 tents to form a mini-community.
Take a gazebo to the festival and find another 2 tents to form a mini-community.
If you arrange all your tents to the entrances to the four gazebo openings leaving one natural entrance point, you will then have a nice dry porch entrance area to put on and take off wellies.
It will provide some protection from sun or rain and it will also act as a common area for you to chill out with your new friends to catch up on the bands you have just seen and how awesome it was.
This works if you go with friends or even if you use it as an opportunity to make new friends at a festival.
Get to the Stone Circle – You can’t go to Glasto without experiencing the Stone circle on Solstice night. It will give you the perfect opportunity to experience the Hippie origins of the Worthy Farm Gathering and you will probably make some friends for life there or at least for the duration of the Festival.
It will give you the perfect opportunity to experience the Hippie origins of the Worthy Farm Gathering and you will probably make some friends for life there or at least for the duration of the Festival.
I still haven’t been able to answer the question of where do all these hippies reside the other 360 days of the year.
Get a distinct pair of wellies / Label your wellies – I lost my wellies on my first night at Glasto.
I was in a little Moroccan style cafe knocking back hot toddies and my uniform green size 13 wellies were made off with by someone else who mistook them for theirs.
Unfortunately being a size 13 I was well and truly scuppered until I could buy another pair in the morning. So get a distinct pair of boots or adorn them with some unique artwork so they are known.
Wine in a box or twist top bottles – Don’t stitch yourself up by bringing some choice booze but not having a corkscrew to open your preferred tipple.
Cans instead of a bottle of beer or soft drinks – Empty cans can be crushed and put in a small (or large for some) plastic bag to be recycled.
Surprise Acts – Keep an ear out for Surprise acts at smaller stages as you don’t want to be that guy that missed the most awesome moment of the weekend when Lady Gaga plays her Secret Set.
Take a Camp Chair – this one is probably more important than the tent!
Sitting on the ground is impossible when it’s muddy as hell and after hours of dancing and walking from Stage to Stage your legs get tired so a light foldable camp chair you can stick in the mud can be gold dust.
Take lots of plastic bags – perfect for storing wet clothes, muddy clothes, keeping clothes dry, separating dirty clothes from clean clothes, as bin bags or as a way of keeping feet dry when you lose your wellies.
You get the idea plastic bags are super useful but don’t dump them everywhere, they are still super bad for the environment.
Lots of Wet Wipes – Great for when you haven’t washed for 2 days and have been dancing for 18 hours solid.
Check out the Various Stages – Yes you booked your tickets with the express intention of camping out at the Pyramid stage or hanging out at Dance Village but don’t miss the opportunity to find new bands and discover new music by checking out the Avalon Stage, The Glade, Arcadia or any number of smaller sound systems for some new experiences.