Should You Camp In Row Mead At Glastonbury?

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Glastonbury Campsite Row Mead

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Row Mead is a large campsite in a great location looking directly at the Pyramid Stage.

Updated for 2023!

Unfortunately, Row Mead was no longer camping space in Glastonbury 2023, despite it being marked as public camping on the general map. This decision was inevitably to hold the extra crowd expected for Elton John’s headline set on Sunday night – and for good reason – the field was packed to the brim!

This article will remain up for the sake of archiving information – or in case camping returns to Row Mead in the future (unlikely).

Hopefully they will install some extra repeater speakers for this area – as the extra viewing space for the Pyramid Stage was welcome, but could have done with being a touch louder!

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

Camping in Row Mead

Row Mead is the place to be for those looking to catch the Pyramid Stage performances from your own tent!

With a direct view of the Pyramid Field, it’s no surprise that this spot is a popular choice among festival-goers.

So, if you’re planning to camp at Row Mead, keep in mind that space might be a bit tight.

On the plus side, Row Mead has easy access via Gates B and C, and proximity to the Yellow and Purple car parks.

Plus, you’ll be just a 10-minute walk away from the Pyramid stage.

But, just like Hawkwell, be prepared for a bit of an uphill climb back to your tent each night.

Overall, Row Mead is a great option for those looking to catch the main stage action and have easy access to transportation and the main stages, but space might be tight.


  • Great for those who are all about the Pyramid Stage.
  • A central location on the site for camping.
  • Easy Access for those arriving by bus or car.
  • Great for people who want to be in the crowd
  • It’s actually quiet at night as it’s fairly far away from most of the late night entertainment areas.


  • This is a busy spot, sometimes crowds for the Pyramid acts will stretch out in to the camping area!
  • Noise will be pretty much constant until the final act on the Pyramid Stage.
  • You have to get here early, Row Mead will fill up by the end of Wednesday.

Best Place to Park for Row Mead

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

Best Gate to Access Row Mead

The closest gates to Row Mead are Gate B or C depending on where you’ve parked. It’s not too far from Gate A for those arriving by public transport.

Is Camping in Row Mead Right for You?

Camp here if you:

  • Want to be more central with easier access to main routes through the festival.
  • Plan on staying close to The Pyramid Stage, even maybe be able to watch acts from the door of your tent!
  • Don’t mind slogging up a slight hill.
  • Are arriving early! This place will fill up fast.

Row 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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