This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Lower Mead is one of the more popular campsites as it’s close to the
John Peel Stage Woodsies and Silver Hayes.
Updated for 2023!
If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering Lower Mead, keep reading to see whether it’s right for you!
Camping in Lower Mead
This campground is perfect for music lovers, with newly named The Woodsies formally the John Peel Stage being just a stone’s throw away, and The Other Stage and Silver Hayes being a short walk away.
Lower Mead is located located at the North side of the festival site, and it is accessible through Gate A.
In the past, the area was home to the beloved Beat Hotel, a small cocktail bar that was a staple at Glastonbury from 2011 until its final year in 2019.
The team behind the Beat Hotel have created a new venue called San Remo which brings the same lively, late-night atmosphere to the area.
Lower Mead is known for being one of the most popular areas at the Festival, so be sure to arrive early to secure your camp spot.
The location is also great for those who want to make their way in and out of the festival quickly.
This is because Pedestrian Gate A and the bus/coach station being a reasonably short walk away compared to other popular camping fields.
However, it’s important to note that this area can be quite loud, as it’s located next to the main access road into the site.
The Woodsies will continue to be a popular stage for new and upcoming musicians, and attracts a hefty crowd, which can be quite loud and busy.
If you’re looking for a peaceful spot, perhaps look elsewhere.
So, those who thrive on the energy and excitement of a festival, Lower Mead is the perfect spot.
- Close to Pedestrian Gate A great for festival goers arriving by coach or bus.
- Located right next to The Woodsies and close to the Pyramid Stage and Silver Hayes, a great big name selection of places you can spend your time.
- The San Remo venue located at the bottom of Lower Mead stays open until 3am if you like to end the night close to camp!
- Lower Mead is a very vehicle busy area due to a road running along the field.
- Lower Mead can become crowded at all times of day, being in the middle of The Woodsies, Silver Hayes and The Pyramid stage. Depending on who is performing, there may be surges in foot traffic to this area.
- It’s located on the North West side of the festival, so venturing down to Block9 and its neighbours in the Naughty Corner, will result in a very long walk back.
Best Place to Park For Lower Mead
You should park in the Yellow car park to access to Lower Mead campsite, as this is the closest. But Orange and Pink are also close by.
Best Gate to Access Lower Mead
The closest gate to Lower Mead is Gate A, although Gate D is on the same side of the festival but it is a much longer walk.
Is Camping in Lower Mead Right for You?
This is a party site where a lot of the festivals late night crowd chose, so a great choice if you:
- Want to be in the middle of the fun.
- Are arriving at the festival early on Wednesday (late arrivals will struggle to find space here)
- Don’t mind long walks to more varied late-night entertainment areas.
- Want a piece of the nightlife on your doorstep.
- Are going to be spending a lot of time in The Woodsies or surrounding areas.
Lower Mead Alternatives
If you find no space in Lower Mead, you can also try:
For those who may not know, Glastonbury Festival 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 24/7. The line-up is always a who’s who of the music industry, with past headliners including the likes of Beyoncé, Adele, Paul McCartney 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.
See you on the farm!