Glastonbury will transform its site into family-friendly camping spot

Glastonbury will transform its site into family-friendly camping spot over school holidays

  • Glastonbury has been cancelled for two years in a row but fans can still camp
  • Site now a family friendly campsite called Worthy Pastures with no live music
  • Groups can hire a pre-erected tent for three to five nights 

Glastonbury’s more committed revellers might say the true attraction of the festival is not the superstar acts but the hedonism of the campsite.

Now, even though the event has been cancelled two years in a row, fans can pay to sleep under canvas at Worthy Farm.

Transformed into the far more serene sounding Worthy Pastures, the family-friendly campsite will offer ‘nature, fresh air, calm and tranquillity’.

Now, even though the event has been cancelled two years in a row, fans can pay to sleep under canvas at Worthy Farm

Groups can hire a pre-erected tent for three to five nights, with extended stays on the August bank holiday. Three nights in a four-person bell tent costs £425.

The site will feature takeaway food stalls, a village shop to buy provisions and a licensed bar – although organisers yesterday insisted it is ‘not a party venue’.

No live music is allowed and there is an 11pm noise curfew.

There is also a live-streamed concert at Worthy Farm next month, with artists including Coldplay and Damon Albarn. 

A statement on the Glastonbury website said: “With no Festival taking place on Worthy Farm for a second consecutive year in 2021, Michael and Emily Eavis are pleased to invite campers, for one year only, to experience the farm in a way you’ve never been able to before.”

It said Worthy Farm will become “a tranquil, family-friendly campsite which will welcome guests to get back to basics in nature”.

Groups can hire a pre-erected tent for three to five nights, with extended stays on the August bank holiday. Three nights in a four-person bell tent costs £425

The site will feature takeaway food stalls, a village shop to buy provisions and a licensed bar – although organisers yesterday insisted it is ‘not a party venue’

However, it added: “Please note that Worthy Pastures is not a party venue: there will not be any live music, soundsystems will not be allowed and a noise curfew will be in place after 11pm. Instead, come for nature, fresh air, calm and tranquillity.”

Glastonbury is to receive £900,000 as part of the Culture Recovery Fund.

The sum was announced in early April within £400 million in Government grants and loans for the arts.

Bookings for short breaks will open at 10am on Saturday May 1.

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