Glastonbury 2017: camper van pitches sell out in under an hour

Normal Glastonbury experience for revellers
Normal Glastonbury experience for revellers

Monday, 07, Nov 2016 01:36

by Ed Davies

Punters were stunned when Glastonbury Festival's Campervan areas Tipi Village and Worthy View camping have sold out for 2017 in less than an hour

The £1,000 a time six person Tipis appeared to be the most popular buy, selling out in just a few minutes. Their prime site on the hill at the top of the festival made them popular.

Also sold out were the £100 a plot campervan pitches and the pre-pitched Worthy View tents.

This year's mud may have prompted festival goers to pick the slightly less soggy options on offer.

Worthy View is based at the southern end of the farm up the notorious 'hill of death' adjacent to Strummerville and offers those who want to take the pressure off lugging hoards of belongings with them a simpler option with a dedicated car-park nearby.

A resale of unwanted accommodation is likely to become available next spring.

A number of completely unofficial alternative sites have sprung up around the festival - some are rough and ready fields with portable toilets, some are campsites with yurts or camper van pitches next to pubs and some are exotic glamping options like the exotic Camp Kerala where five nights luxury camping costs thousands of pounds.

Several other nearby farms offer high-class accommodation for the long weekend, from colonial tents to classic tipis and classy motorhomes.

All these super-sites offer showers, toilets, meals and drinks, and easy access to the festival, while their exclusivity appeals to celebrities, music business people, and past festival fans who now have enough to indulge themselves.

These sites are not approved by the festival.

And if you can't face life with the great unwashed there's always a brand new Premier Inn opening a few miles away in Wells in February which has yet to take bookings, but a comfy bed is hardly part of the spirit of the thing.

Glastonbury Festival returns on June 21-25 2017.

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