5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Glastonbury Festival

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Are you a music lover looking for the ultimate festival experience? Look no further than the legendary Glastonbury Festival! Known for its diverse lineup, stunning location, and vibrant atmosphere, this festival is a must-attend for any music fan. But did you know that there’s more to Glastonbury than just the music?

For those who may not know, Glastonbury is one of the biggest and most iconic music festivals in the world, taking place annually in the UK.

This five-day extravaganza is like a magical kingdom, where the music never stops and the good vibes flow into the early hours (see you at the stone circle for sunrise 😉)

The line-up is always varied and diverse, with past headliners including the likes of Beyonce, Adele, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran.

But Glastonbury isn’t just about the music.

It’s an immersive experience that’s hard to put into words. Imagine wandering through the lush fields, taking in the colourful and eclectic art installations, and getting lost in the diverse array of food and craft stalls.

It’s like stepping into an entirely different world, where anything is possible.

One of the things that makes Glastonbury so special is the sense of community. The festivalgoers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life, but for five days, we’re all one big family. The vibe is so positive and inclusive, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and connected to everyone around you.

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about this iconic festival:

1. The Entertainment is Pretty Much 24/7

The music doesn’t stop when the BBC stop broadcasting – that’s the moment that the real fun starts!

When the main headlines finish on The Pyramid Stage and The Other Stage, there’s still loads of things to do! Most of the venues in the South East Corner (The UNfairground, Block 9, IICON, Shangri-La & Glasto Latino) keep going until 6-7am.

Unfairground Glastonbury
The entrance to The UNfairground at Glastonbury Festival in 2022

Also, the Arcadia Spider keeps firing and blasting music until 3-4am (don’t worry if you’re camped nearby – the speakers face inwards so it’s really quiet unless you’re right under its belly!)

Arcadia Spider at Glastonbury festival
The Arcadia Spider at Glastonbury in 2016

2. There’s a Co-Op Supermarket inside the Festival

Yep. There is a full-on Co-Op Supermarket inside the festival that’s open from 7am-3am every single day. The Co-Op is situated at Park Home Ground, right in the centre of the festival. It was new to Glastonbury in 2019, then it returned in 2022 and it’s extremely popular, often with queues outside (but the queue moves quickly)

Coop Supermarket at Glastonbury Festival
The Coop Supermarket at ’31 Toad Lane’ in Glastonbury Festival, 2019

They sell such a multitude of festival-essentials at extremely reasonable prices. This should give you an idea of what you can get there:

  • Meal deals
  • Lunchtime sandwiches
  • Fruit
  • Cold drinks
  • Ice and ice lollies
  • Sunscreen
  • Painkillers
  • Cigarettes and tobacco
  • Cereal
  • Tissues
  • Period products

Here’s a quick tip: the ice sells out quickly! Get there early if you really want ice. Also, Co-Op has actual air conditioning inside (huge fans) and it’s the best on a hot day 😎

3. You Can Get a Helicopter To The Festival

If you’re mega rich and can afford it (and justify the environmental cost) then it’s possible to arrive at Glastonbury Festival by helicopter 🤯 There are a few glamping accommodation providers at Glastonbury that provide facilities for helicopter arrival, which is both cool and terrifying at the same time.


However, it is important to consider the environmental impact of this mode of transportation before making the decision to do so.

Some luxury camping providers at the festival offer helicopter landing areas and accommodations to accommodate those who choose to arrive by helicopter.

This is both exciting and unsettling, as it is a unique and luxurious way to travel but also raises concerns about the environmental impact of using a helicopter.

Also, travelling this way doesn’t exactly fit with the ethos of the festival – but it is possible, if that’s your style.

4. You Can Get An A La Carte Meal & Cocktails

Yes, that’s right! The Deluxe Diner and Rocket Lounge are located in the South East Corner (aka – The Naughty Corner) of Glastonbury. You can get freshly cooked food served to you, as well as some amazing cocktails all through the night!

Glastonbury Festival is known for its diverse range of food and drink options, and among them, the Deluxe Diner and Rocket Lounge are two popular choices for festival-goers looking for a more upscale dining experience.

This is a real treat – definitely check it out!

5. Treatments in the Healing Area Are Often Free

Glastonbury Festival is not just about music and entertainment, it also has a dedicated healing area where festival-goers can find a wide range of holistic and alternative therapies.

The healing area is located in a relatively quite spot on the festival site and features a variety of tents and yurts offering treatments such as massage, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

One of the unique aspects of the healing area at Glastonbury is that many of the treatments are offered on a donation-only basis. This means that festival-goers can choose to pay what they can afford or simply pay what they feel the treatment is worth or what they can afford.

The reason why many of the treatments in the healing area are offered on a donation-only basis is that the organisers of Glastonbury Festival have always placed a strong emphasis on creating a community-focused and inclusive event.

By making the healing treatments accessible to all, regardless of their ability to pay, they are able to make this part of festival experience more inclusive and available to everyone.

Final Thoughts

So, those are 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the world’s greatest music festival!

In conclusion, Glastonbury Festival is not just a music festival, it’s a celebration of art, culture, community and the environment.

From its rich history and commitment to sustainability, to its unique and eccentric attractions, there’s so much to discover and enjoy at this iconic event. Whether you’re a first-time festival-goer or a seasoned veteran, there’s always something new to discover at Glastonbury.

So pack your bags, grab your tickets and get ready for an unforgettable experience at one of the most iconic festivals in the world!

See you on Worthy Farm!

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