Essential Tips for Glastonbury Festival

  • Pack dry AND wet weather clothing. It’s can be hard, or at least inconvenient, to buy wet weather gear when you need it!
  • Bring Your Own Booze (BYOB). You are not restricted to buying the venue’s alcohol, or entering an arena, so bring as much alcohol as you can carry for your campsite.
  • Bring a trolley or something with wheels to carry your luggage. You can – and will – walk for miles across Glastonbury. It’s worth making the journey easier by bringing your own luggage carrier. Even in wet weather this will be essential and make life a lot easier, especially at the end of the festival when your body is broken!
  • Organise a meeting point before heading into a busy area in case you lose each other, such as a main stage crowd. Good meeting points include corners of stalls, under specific banners/bin areas, where there is some space to hang around off the main thoroughfare.
  • Factor in your journey time ahead between sets and stages. Glastonbury is absolutely massive and it can take up to 30-40 minutes to get from one side of the festival to the other at the very quickest – double your journey time in peak or wet conditions. See this chart for a cheat sheet of relative journey times:

    Glastonbury stage times walking distance edited

  • Bring a flag, banner or some other kind of large pole or marker to either a) erect in the air or b) put on the side of your tent to ensure you can safely identify yours! This gets much harder in the evening and after drinking…
  • Try and camp near to a festival walkway lamp so you can easily find your tent, or, identify and remember your nearest lamp so you know when to cut back into the field of tents.
  • Bring a torch or turn your phone light on for the evenings getting back to your tent!
  • Camp uphill.
  • Print any useful information that you might expect to be able to download or access on your phone, such as lineups, bus and train times. Unfortunately mobile data IS NOT guaranteed!
Last updated byAnonymous on August 24, 2022
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June 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm

Pack camp-side entertainment. You will spend a lot of your time on the campsite, particularly in the mornings, so a deck of cards or word game can go a long way to keeping your entertained when not visiting stages.

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