Glastonbury Festival is fast approaching and that means one thing – time to start planning your festival showering strategy!
If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to make sure you’re clean and fresh for all the stomping and dancing, so here’s our guide to showering and keeping yourself clean at Glastonbury.
It’s not as bad as you think – you don’t need to shower during the festival
Despite what some may think, showering is not essential during the festival.
After all, there’s no better feeling than dancing in a field with your friends, so just put your self-care on hold for a few days and focus on having the time of your life!
Most people are quite happy to go for 4-5 days without showering at a festival, opting for a basic flannel or wet wipe wash at the tent instead. Wet wipes are not biodegradable and really bad for the environment.
Washing with warm water is more refreshing too, so some festival goers will make use of the limited shower facilities or bring their own portable festival shower kits for a bit of extra luxury!
And if you still feel uncomfortable about skipping showers, there are loads of ways to stay fresh and clean whilst enjoying yourself – from wet wipes to baby wipes and even dust masks to keep you smelling great.
So relax, enjoy and make sure everyone around you is having fun too – it will be an unforgettable experience.
Public Showers At Glastonbury – They Do Exist!
There are a very limited number of showers available in the GreenPeace Field and Kidz Field, but you should get there early in the day and expect to queue.
If you plan on taking a shower at Glastonbury, be prepared for queuing to use showers as they are extremely limited in number. The only real public showers can be found in the GreenPeace Field and Kidz Field; however, due to the surplus of festival-goers, you’ll likely have a bit of a wait before you freshen up.
But don’t worry too much; showers are efficient and no one will have to wait too long!
How To Take A Shower At Glastonbury
Head down to the GreenPeace field by about 8am to join the queue for a shower.
To make sure your showers are as comfortable and eco-friendly as possible, there are a few things you should be doing: first off, invest in some eco-friendly shower gel or shampoo so you can stay clean without using too much water.
Secondly, bring along a microfibre towel to make sure you dry off quickly and don’t have to walk around with wet hair all day.
Following these two tips will ensure you have the best possible time at this amazing music event.
Staying at Worthy View or any of the off-site glamping sites will have dedicated showers
If you’re looking for the ultimate music festival experience, you can always stay at Worthy View or any of the popular off-site Glastonbury glamping sites!
Don’t worry about showering at the festival, as these locations offer dedicated showers so festival-goers can get squeaky clean. Imagine that — a real hot shower in the middle of a muddy field!
Use a portable shower back at your tent
If you want to shower at Glastonbury without braving the hundreds of people doing the same, you should invest in a portable shower back at your tent!
These portable showers can be conveniently enclosed in a shower tent for added privacy and comfort. With one of these portable showers, you can have your own private oasis away from the masses – perfect after a hot summer day spent in the crowd!
It’s not the most practical solution, as camping space in Glastonbury is limited, so finding extra space for a shower tent is going to be a challenge!
See also: Best festival shower kits
Alternatives to showering at Glastonbury, using wet wipes and other options
If you’re looking for an alternative to showering at Glastonbury, wet wipes are a good option but the festival organisers ask you not to bring them.
They’re easy to carry around in your camping bag and don’t take up too much space – plus wet wipes come in eco-friendly, biodegradable versions. You can also use wet wipes to remove make-up, sweat or grime accumulated during the festival.
So wet wipes are a great way of keeping clean without having to shower. Alternatively, you can bring a washcloth or two and use natural water sources like rivers or lakes to refresh yourself during the festival.
Taking advantage of sustainable alternatives like these is not only better for the environment, but will save you time if you don’t feel like waiting in line for a shower!
However, biodegradable wet wipes – as well-intentioned as they are – are not perfect. They can also be potentially harmful to the environment as they release harmful gases when they break down.
So there you have it, everything you need to know about showering (or not) at Glastonbury. If you’re still not sure whether to brave the queues or take a few days off from showering, don’t worry – nobody will judge you.
The important thing is that you enjoy the festival and create some amazing memories!