Glastonbury organisers have revealed the prices for pre-pitched ‘glamping’ tents at the 50th-anniversary of the festival next June, with the most-expensive eight-person tent in Worthy View costing £1,150 for five nights.
Packages will go on sale at 7pm on Thursday 21st November and have sold out in minutes in previous years. For the first time, those with coach package tickets to the festival will be able to access the sale an hour earlier at 6pm.
Only those who secured festival tickets when they sold out in 27 minutes back in October will be able to buy accommodation. Ticket resales take place on 16th and 19th April 2020 offering anyone who missed out a second chance.
Worthy View is Glastonbury’s main pre-pitched or glamping campsite, situated on the hill above the Stone Circle field and overlooking the festival site. Lower down the hill within the festival itself, 18ft tipis are available to sleep six adults in the ‘Tipi Village’ for £1050. These will go on sale at the same time as the Worthy View packages.
Campervan and caravan tickets will also be sold from 7pm Thursday 21st November, priced at £125 per pitch. Vehicles over eight metres require a large pitch which is only available at the Bath & West Showground, connected to Glastonbury via a shuttle bus.
A new pre-pitched campsite is set to open at Glastonbury-on-sea, with around 100 blue and white tents supposedly looking like an ocean around the pier. We don’t yet know when these will go on sale or how much they’ll cost to book.
Organiser Michael Eavis issued a warning against unscrupulous off-site accommodation providers, saying: “As a consequence of our popularity, there has been an increasing demand for unofficial off-site camping. Some of these sites have done a good job, by being fairly priced and well managed.
“Unfortunately, this is not true for them all, and I have had to bear the cost of some of these outfits who have made off with the money they’ve received, but not provided the campsites.”
The Glastonbury Festival website advises anyone considering off-site camping to consider the following points:
- What is the access like between the site and the Festival?
- How far do I have to travel/walk?
- Is it a walking route or is there transport?
- Is there a well-lit safe route to and from the Festival?
- Do I need to walk on the busy roads in the dark?
We do not recommend that anyone walks on the main A roads at night as there are fast-moving vehicles and not many pavements and footpaths.
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‘Glastonbury 50’, the book commemorating next summer’s 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival, has come third in this week’s Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books. The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.
After being released on 31st October, Glastonbury 50 sold an estimated 12,325 copies in the week ahead of entering the Bestseller List. Emily Eavis said: “Wow! Staggered by this. Thanks to everyone who has bought our book – hope you enjoy reading it”.
Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.
Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.
Tickets for the event next June sold out in just 34 minutes last month, with 50 pairs held back and sold in a special ballot. More tickets will be available in resales held on April 16th and 19th 2020.
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