Should You Camp In Michael’s Mead In Glastonbury?

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Should you camp in Michael's Mead campsite in Glastonbury Festival?

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Michael’s Mead is a public campsite right at the heart of the festival.

Updated for 2023!

If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering Michaels Mead, keep reading to see whether it’s right for you!

Camping in Michael’s Mead

Pretty much in the heart of the Festival, Michael’s Mead offers a memorable camping experience with great views of the site and Pyramid Stage.

Located just north of the Pyramid Stage, this camping field is also stone’s throw away from John Peel Stage.

However, with its picturesque location comes a bit of a trade-off…

It’s on a hill.

This area is known for its steep inclines, especially at the top of the field, which can make for a challenging walk back to your tent each night.

But for those who don’t mind sleeping at a bit of an angle and are looking for a prime spot close to the action, Michael’s Mead is a great option.

In addition to its proximity to the main stages, this camping field is great for people coming in from the Festival Bus Station at Pedestrian Gate A as well as from eastern Gates B and C. So you’ll have no trouble getting to and from your tent.

Michael’s Mead is a great choice for those who are looking for a central location with stunning views of the Festival site.


  • Great views across the festival.
  • A pretty central location on the site for camping.
  • Easy Access for those arriving by bus or car.


  • Michael’s Mead has some very steep(ish) areas on the hill.
  • The toilets in this area can be quite busy during the day and night compared to other areas.


Best Place to Park For Michael’s Mead

You could reasonably park either on the West side in Yellow or on the East side in Purple.

Best Gate to Access Michael’s Mead

The closest gates to Michaels Mead are Gate A or B depending on which carpark you choose.

Is Camping in Michael’s Mead Right for You?

Michaels Mead is right for you if you:

  • Are looking to be more central with easier access to main routes through the festival.
  • Plan on staying close to The Pyramid stage.
  • Don’t mind a bit of a hill.

Michael’s Mead Alternatives

Other areas near by 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!

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