Should You Camp in Rig’s Field at Glastonbury?

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Should You Camp in Rig’s Field at Glastonbury Festival?

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Rig’s Field is a general needs campsite that sits on some prime flat ground close to the heart of Glastonbury.

Updated for 2023!

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

Camping in Rig’s Field

Are you looking for a laid-back camping spot with room to spread out?

Rig’s Field in the southwest corner of the festival grounds is the spot for you.

It’s perfect for those rolling in later than expected with plenty of space and low tent density. Just keep in mind, it’s a bit of a walk to the main stages and the heart of the festival. To get there, come through Gate D and park in the Orange lot. Although out of the way in location, Rig’s has the only path leading out of the more recent addition of Sticklinch Campsite.

Sticklinch replaced a previous campervan campsite, and because of it’s size (a lot bigger than Rig’s) you will see and hear foot traffic at all times of day and night.

Perfect for those looking for a more low-key spot and don’t mind a decent walk.


  • Lots of space.
  • Out of the way and very quiet.
  • Great for people who need a good sleep.


  • You will have a long walk to and from your tent to reach stages and the many other festival areas.
  • If you plan on going over to the South East corner for nightly fun, your probably best off camping somewhere else.
  • There will be a lot of people walking through, at all times.


Best Place to Park for Rig’s Field

It would be best if you park in Orange. Unless you like a longer necessary walk!

Best Gate to Access Rig’s Field

The closest gate to Rig’s Field is Gate D. All the other gates are a very long walk away.

Is Camping in Rig’s Field Right for You?

Rig’s Field would be right for you if you:

  • Are arriving late, so instead of wandering about, you want to go somewhere with confidence there will be space.
  • Need to be away from loud music when sleeping.
  • Don’t mind longer walks to get to what you want to see.

Rig’s Field 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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