Glastonbury organisers have revealed a new official offsite ‘glamping’ option, ‘Sticklinch Campsite’, on the former site of the West Campervan Fields.
Sticklinch will feature a limited number of Glastonbury’s signature scout-style tents, as found in the existing Worthy View pre-pitched campsite, but will also be home to a range of Podpads, Yurts and Bell Tents.
Organisers say it’s part of their commitment to reducing campsite waste and will offer “unpretentious, custom-made and pre-erected Festival accommodation a short walk from the Festival site for those who would like to have a tent ready and waiting for them on arrival at the Festival, and nothing to carry home but their bags.”
Unlike Worthy View, those staying in Sticklinch won’t have to walk up a steep hill to return to their campsite, instead enjoying “a more gently undulating walk to the Festival site, ideal for those who find the climb to Worthy View challenging.”
Sticklinch also benefits from car parking in an adjacent field to the campsite, though organisers encourage anyone leaving their tent at home in favour of ‘glamping’ to use public transport.
Additional campervan pitches will be available in Campervans East and at the Bath & West Showground to accommodate the displaced campervans and caravans.
The accommodation will go on sale at 7pm Thursday night, alongside Worthy View, Tipi Village and campervan tickets. Glastonbury’s pre-pitched tents have a history of selling out in minutes, so the extra campsite will be a welcome addition.
Only those with Glastonbury tickets already booked for 2020 will be able to buy accommodation. Tickets sold out in minutes when they went on sale back in October, with resales set for 16th and 19th July.
Yesterday afternoon, Glastonbury organisers confirmed Sir Paul McCartney will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday of the festival’s 50th-anniversary next June. Emily Eavis said: “Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary”.
Earlier in the day, the former Beatle tweeted an image showing Philip Glass, Emma Stone and the late Chuck Berry, from left to right, spelling out Glass, Stone and Berry = Glastonbury.
Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other 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.
‘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”.
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Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.
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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