Glastonbury, the so-called "greatest festival in the world" was.....basically the best festival ever. No word of a lie, everything about it is just awesome and I can totally see why it sells out in a matter of hours every year!
It may be muddy, the toilets (and by that I mean pits of death) may be grim and you may smell by the end of it but its absolutely worth the trouble! I thought I'd do a little round up of my experience for those of you interested in going. I have a few photos to insert, but I didn't manage to take many as I was trying to save my phone battery.
We arrived on the Wednesday and pitched up quite near the coach entrance. It was actually really nice and chilled there, rather than the campsites right on top of the stages which were awful. They got soo trashed by Monday morning, so the extra 5 minute walk to our campsite was definitely worth it.
Note in the picture above how clean all the wellies are....that didn't last long. Everyone talks about the glastonbury mud, but oh my you don't truly get it until you experience it. Its ridiculously sticky yet somehow still slippy. Seeing people coated head to toe in mud soon became a regular occurrence, but luckily for us we didn't have any casualties.
We went as a group of five, although we were originally meant to be around the seven mark. From going to Bestival last year as a three, I definitely think bigger is better. It was so handy when we wanted to see different people to be able to split up and keep everyone happy. Also, more people equals more lols which is always a plus!
On that note though, I would say having a working phone is a godsend when trying to meet up with everyone again. This year EE sold festival power bars which meant you could charge up your phone and exchange it on site when it was dead for a new fully charged one. If you get to go next year, buy this!! Best 20 quid I spent.
Aside from all the amazing music going on there was loads of cool things to do in the day too. We went to the top of the Ribbon Tower on the Friday and could literally see for miles across the site. It was so cool, although properrr windy! The food at Glastonbury was amazing too. There were so many stalls to choose from; a highlight being the pulled pork and bacon jam sandwich in a brioche bun above! It was from a stall called HotBox which I'm hoping I'll be able to find again.
Another note to add, everyone at the festival is SO friendly! We met so many people over the weekend and they were all lovely, if slightly high/drunk too. You can definitely tell the original hippy vibe is still lingering at the festival, and everyone is more than up for a chat.
This is a really long post, but I really wanted to express my love for Glastonbury. At its core, Glastonbury is a performing arts festival and its really apparent in the range of things going on over the weekend. From comedy acts, cabaret, raves, acoustic sets and pizza making classes to american diner's and a speaking tree book stall, Glastonbury really does have it all. We were there from Wednesday to Monday and we were still finding new places to explore. I feel like we didn't even scratch the surface of the festival.
So with that in mind, on the morning that the 2015 tickets are released you'll be able to find me continually refreshing my computer screen. Let me know if you went this year, or are thinking of going next year! :)