This time four weeks ago I was getting ready to come home from Glastonbury. If you haven’t been to Glastonbury it is a huge shock to the system. The sheer scale of it all is stunning. It can easily take a full hour to walk from one side of the site to the other. The site at Glastonbury is the size of a small city both in area and population for a week every June
I spent at lot of time in the Field of Avalon this year and to walk from that stage to my camper van was a walk of 4.3 Kilometres. The camper van fields are vast, though it must be said, well organised and friendly. If you are camping onsite it is perhaps a little better though less comfortable. It never ceases to amaze me that you can camp in sight of the main stages at Glastonbury.
The atmosphere at Glastonbury is amazing. People come to party and they party hard but the atmosphere is overwhelmingly friendly. There is entertainment available 24-hours a day for the duration of the festival. The array of food available is absolutely incredible and unlike some of the big festivals you don’t get ripped off. Glastonbury even allows you to carry a reasonable amount of alcohol into the arena.
Glastonbury isn’t for everyone. Personally I wouldn’t want to do it with small kids (though it is very child friendly) as I walked over 80 miles over the five days of the festival. My memories are in Photographs so here are a few of my favourites.