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  1. 22 minutes ago, sonicforest? said:

    We’re getting the coach Taunton at 3:45 just wondering if we have to join the back of the winding snake gate A queue or is there a separate one for coach heads? 🤒

     

    27 minutes ago, Slugworth said:

    Got through gate D. Brutal. I’m in pieces 

    What time did you join the queue?

  2. 2 minutes ago, Leyrulion said:

    9:16 bottom of orange 36 for gate D. 

    Starting the climb up orange 35 to the gate d snake.

    Mates pulled into the carpark at 0753 and now in the snake at Gate D. 

     

    Not me, waiting for a coach in Brum.

  3. 25 minutes ago, Hank Hankinson said:

    What day does it open?

    I think in the past they've had djs on Wednesday and the odd thing on Thursdays... not sure but most acts are on Friday - Sunday that I've seen. But a good shout - might be worth poking my head in on Thursday. If only for a brew and some cake.

  4. 32 minutes ago, CH0161 said:

    Having never been as far up the hill as the Crows Nest, I think this year is the year to get it done.

    The view from the top looks unreal at night. Is there plenty of space outside if its full or is it one of those where you need to be inside ? Would be shite to trek up at night if it was full and couldn't see/get in

    I've always got in - probably just ten minutes before each set is enough. But obviously if it's a biggie...

  5. 2 minutes ago, fuzzy_logic said:

    Managed to see Snapped Ankles in there in 2019 very late on Saturday night, it was utter chaos. For me it was the highlight of the entire festival

    I wanted to go to that but I was broken and couldn't face walking from the other side of the festival. #old

  6. 7 minutes ago, big__phil said:

    They often get lots of bands from Heavenly Records play up there, plus one or two others.

    Anyone know what time they update the chalkboard each day?

    Their Twitter feed ranges from 4am posts to 4pm!!

     

  7. This has been one of my favourite places in recent years. Seen some amazing acts - and I love the chalkboard announcements. 

    If you don't know what this is and have some time, head up the hill to the left as you face the park stage. It's a little gem.

    Am I correct in thinking it's tidied to a particular record label (yes, I'm trying to pre-empt who might play this year!).
     

  8. Factor £8 pp Breakfast - £10-15 for lunch and dinner pp.

    Then it's if you buy cocktails, beers, soft drinks. Work out what the two of you would go through in a day.

    As others have said - £100 can do an entire festival if you bring a bag of muesli, little stove for coffees, some cheap lunch and a few crates of ale and a few premixed bottles of medical tent juice.

    I prefer to go middle ground - enjoy a few cold ones from the bar but fill a bag with my own cans for the day, cater my breakfast but eat out and not have to return to the tent. £200 in previous years ... likely more now. 

  9. 16 hours ago, loc said:

    By coach. And we're bringing our kids (4, 6 and 7), so we're going straight to the nearby kids camping. Seems great that everything is in the same area (coach arrival, box office and camping). Now if you would be so kind to arrange sunny weather, then all is done. 😉

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    I've called "Bank" on this. 

    You're in the right place then - Gate A - straight in! The Kids Fields are awesome - I'm sure they will have a great time! 

  10. Just now, cheesey_toastie said:

    I think it used to drop you in Pilton. There was a bitch of a hill to climb with loose stones. I think it's the lane that runs next to Worthy Farm and Hithcin Hill down towards the Pyramid. But my memory might be shot too!

     

    Actually thinking on it - I think it brought you out next to where the Medical tent is now.

  11. 1 hour ago, Johnnyseven said:

    I seem to remember getting dropped off by a National Express coach in 1998 in the pissing rain and having to walk trough the village along some lanes to get to the gate to enter the festival. The bus/coach drop off must've been a different place to where it is now. Is this correct or am I getting confused? I didn't have a ticket and, being young and naive, I thought I was going to get rumbled at any minute by security and removed from the area, didn't happen though.

    There was also a stall that used to sell half a baguette made into garlic bread for a quid, I lived on that as I was a student at the time. If I felt rich i'd treat myself to the Aussie Steak Sandwich stall - which is still there!

    I think it used to drop you in Pilton. There was a bitch of a hill to climb with loose stones. I think it's the lane that runs next to Worthy Farm and Hithcin Hill down towards the Pyramid. But my memory might be shot too!

     

  12. 27 minutes ago, NorwayDave said:

    Good point.

    Zapier won't give SMS to international mobiles so I'll just let my fate rest on the local networks, at least I have my pick of them.

    Hehe - report back which works. You would expect EE as the official sponsor but who knows.

  13. 1 minute ago, NorwayDave said:

    You only need Zapier if you have a dumb phone with you at the festival.

    If you have a smart phone, just follow @secretglasto on the Twitter app and set "Account notifications" to "All Tweets".

     

    You're right except if you're on a network that has data issues during the festival push notifications don't come through where as SMS tend to. 

    Worth having both. I've always been on Three. Can have full signal but zero data for patches. Tends to work well first thing in the morning and then tail off as people wake up and start using the network. With more TikTok and Insta load I suspect it will struggle this year.

  14. On 6/1/2022 at 7:08 PM, crazyfool1 said:

    Do the see tickets coaches have toilets ? I’d imagine mostly not … I know I’m not far away but I’m wondering if so can have a few pre drinks in the pub 

    Some do - though we had four pints, friends also had some discrete canned g and t's - when they tried the door of the toilet it was locked. 

    Wasn't looking to be a comfortable journey - luckily the driver took a break after an hour or so. 

  15. Doubt I'll make this but I'll be in a e-festivals tee on the Wednesday as it's tradition (I have a non-forum friend who likes things to be just so..!). I'm getting on site a bit later than I'd like and would like to spend time with my friends - but if you see me around Hitchin Hill (under a big "We're just Innocent Men" flag come say hi! 

     

    Enjoy guys! 

  16. 1 minute ago, cheesey_toastie said:

    Depends where you're camping. Might be easier to exit via Gate A - walk up Park Hill A361 to Pilton and meet them there. The drop off spots and parking restrictions mean it would be a sod to pull up anywhere useful... this is the closest spot I can think of from a Gate to somewhere likely to be somewhat unrestricted access via a car.

    Sorry - I mean meet them in Pilton not on the A-road. The road will be chocca and there are stopping restrictions - you'll annoy everyone if you try to stop there! 

    My recommendation would be to do this on the Thursday too when things are a bit calmer.

    Whatever you do try not to annoy the residents, it's a little village and takes the strain - they have enough to put up with / enjoy!! 

  17. 16 hours ago, deefer6 said:

    Not sure if this is the best place to ask but it is coach related and I didn't want to start a new topic.

    We're going by coach for the first time this year having previously driven in from fairly near by. Obviously there's a massive difference in the amount of stuff we can take so our alcohol limit is drastically reduced. If we have someone from Shepton Mallet who could bring us some extras, what would be the best plan of attack? At the moment, the only thing I can think of would be meeting them at the showground drop off, but that would still be a trek. Is there any way of them getting closer?

    Alternatively, what have people got away with bringing on the coach in the past?

    Depends where you're camping. Might be easier to exit via Gate A - walk up Park Hill A361 to Pilton and meet them there. The drop off spots and parking restrictions mean it would be a sod to pull up anywhere useful... this is the closest spot I can think of from a Gate to somewhere likely to be somewhat unrestricted access via a car.

  18. I wouldn't say the return coaches are a free for all.

    Your ticket *is* checked and you get sent to stand in the queue for your destination. If you show them a ticket for a later coach they do tend to bump people with the correct time ahead and then just fill up any empty spaces from the rest of the queue. That said I have got on earlier coaches.

    Basically they don't want coaches leaving empty and they also need some organisation down there or we'd all try to leave at 10am. 

    There definitely is a feel of just get everybody off site though..

  19. 43 minutes ago, jevans.900 said:

    Anyone else receive a blank e-mail? I've checked on multiple devices,

    I know I'm leaving Bristol at 9:30, just don't know the location.

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    Android gmail bug - open it on your desktop or forward it to someone.

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