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  1. DarrenVonBoathook

    T minus & counting 2019

  2. DarrenVonBoathook

    T minus & counting 2019

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    T minus & counting 2019

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    Want to buy a tent in the Jan sales

    GoOutdoors have two Colman versions of the blackout festival tents on sale ATM. 3 man: https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-blackout-3-festival-tent-p470338 at £79 4 man: https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-blackout-4-festival-tent-p470344 at £99 (Prices are with a goOutdoors discount card. However, GoOutdoors discount price with card often isn't that different to other shops discount prices anyway so if you like the look of the tent and hunt around you will get close on price). Not sure if they are any better/worse than the Decathlon blackout tents, but they aren't pop ups so that's a plus in your case.
  5. As mentioned quite a few pages back Alpkit are worth a look for camping mattress. At 350g and a packed size of 8 x 21cm (claimed), the Numo might be worth a look. https://www.alpkit.com/products/numo It inflates to approx 8cm so *if* that's deep enough for a comfortable nights sleep it will save alot of weight, pack size and you can inflate it up by mouth, so you don't need to carry a pump. There is also one that Lidl have done in the past which was pretty similar but weighed a little more at about 500g, but somewhat cheaper at £18. The gamble is if/when they will offer it again....
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    How to get a Camper Ticket Refund

    For those that emailed glastonbury@seeticktes.com for a refund, how long did it take? Did you get an email back confirming the cancellation or did money just appear in your account? (I've tried the see tickets live chat but they said it wasn't their department).
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    whos coming to west campervan field with me

    I stayed in CV East 05 and 11. Then CV West 14,15,16,17. Personally I love the vibe I get in CV West. For me its as much a part of the whole festival enjoyment as anything else I do. I don't mind the fact it's a fairly long walk from anywhere. Most Glastonbury's I just wander around and see where it all takes me, so being nearer a particular stage or area is irrelevant. For the first time, Glastonbury this year will be with children, so we are (finally after Saturdays resale) in CV East because we do need to be near things like the Kidz Field, T&C etc. So it will be interesting to see how CV East takes me this time round, but for the moment (IMHO) West is Best
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    Campervan, Worthy View & Tipis Sale Date

    Feels like there must have been a fair number of CV tickets either held back from T day or refunds and cancellations made available.
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    Campervan, Worthy View & Tipis Sale Date

    Yes same here. "event not found" followed immediately by success...
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    Campervan, Worthy View & Tipis Sale Date

    All fields except West have just popped up with drop down boxes on my latest refresh again. "Tickets not available" != "Sold out"
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    Campervan, Worthy View & Tipis Sale Date

    Got quite camping in East. Thank goodness.
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    First time in a HIRED VAN

    2016 was in CV West. We got in OK (just) but as the days went on the muddy tractor tracks next next to our camper got wider and wider, and deeper and deeper, so people starting walking further and further of the tracks to avoid it, at the same time spreading the mud further out. By Saturday night we had people walking into the side of the camper as we were now parked in what was being used as the footpath. Come Sunday night advice from some Stewards was try and get a tractor tow out slot sooner rather than later as the queues were only likely to get longer. Post headliners Ms DVB sat in a queue for several hours until our tractor slot arrived about 4am and we were dragged through two fields to get to tarmac. The camper underside was caked and jammed full with mud, which despite jet washing I was still finding several months later. Not something I really want to repeat again if I can avoid it ☺️
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    A mate took a trailer tent towed behind his (semi camper) van in 2015 and 2016. They just treated the van as the tow vehicle, only one CV pass was needed. Fully setup, the trailer tent takes as much space as a caravan, although as it turned out he slept in the van...
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    Bath & West questions

    I’ve got many similar questions/misgivings about B&W, as I’ve not been before. A quick google for an aerial shot (below) appears to show much is on grass, but I don’t know how much is used when part of Glastonbury. Should mean it’s possible to peg out an awning if we are put on a grass area. https://bit.ly/2CM7JN4
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    Bath and West Showground - whats it like?

    Thanks for the reply and the positive report. It does make me feel a bit better about it. I think if it was just us as normal it sounds like B&W would be ok, however we will be bringing children for the first time and like Wondermum , I'm thinking about trolleys to deal with on the shuttle bus which doesn't fill me with confidence especially if it turns out to be a muddy one like 2016. OTOH every Glastonbury is an adventure though and part of it isn't to cling to a previous years formula and see it from a different perspective. That's what I'm telling myself today!