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With the news that Worthy View is going to be preferenced for coach ticket holders, how is that going to work in practice? Any idea when the sale is likely to be?

Failing Worthy View, what are the other options of a similar ilk?

I don’t actually see the benefit outweighing the costs of so-called ‘glamping’, but I have a girlfriend who does.

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10 minutes ago, BigMarv said:

I don’t actually see the benefit outweighing the costs of so-called ‘glamping’, but I have a girlfriend who does.

I'm in a similar boat. Pro's and cons are pretty similar imho.

We stayed on offsite staff camping last year, and these are a few we walked past as part of stewarding or on our way to the site. They looked nice but I don't think the price is worth it.... most are really silly money for those who find money no object.

https://glastonburyretreat.co.uk/book-now/ (food included in the price, but... food is one of the main draws of glastonbury imho)

https://yurtel.co.uk/collections/glastonbury-festival-glamping

https://www.thepopuphotel.com/glastonbury

https://www.pillow.co.uk/glastonbury-2019-campsites/

https://www.ziggucamping.co.uk/bookings/

https://www.woodlandsretreats.co.uk/glastonbury-festival

https://www.pennardorchard.co.uk/

https://www.pennardhillfarm.co.uk/glastonbury/

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I would really only consider WV as it still feels like part of the festival and is reasonably priced for a pre-erected tent solution. The tents are good quality but lack any bells and whistles which the other sites charge for. Think my group is now coming round to the idea of Tipis for next year as we finally have the optimal number.

Worthy View is pretty good though and I would recommend it, if anything it really takes the stress out of the Wednesday and if you are arriving by car the exit on Monday morning too. 

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Very much considering WV for 2020. It'll be my 8th, my second with children (took a 3 month old in 2017) but this time it'll be a 3 year old and a 9 month old.

I've had probably every kind of Glastonbury now; the proper party one (all day and night in the SE and "sleeping" in Pennards) through to Wicket Ground with a wife & baby.

I'll be honest, I want to make the experience as easy as I can and WV ticks lots of boxes in that regard. It's an added expense and people keep telling me the hill is so bad they wouldn't try it with kids (meh, strap 'em to your back, get on with it!). 

I'm a pretty seasoned festival go-er, so it's not particularly daunting to do it the 'normal' way, as I have done every time, but if there's some extra comfort, I don't see it as a bad thing. I wouldn't pay for it if I was going without my kids (or even if they were a bit older and could essentially take care of themselves).

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I think WV will be put on sale for coach ticket holders first. Good luck to them and I hope the festival have laid on a proper transfer service to WV from Gate A. Walking it to WV carrying all your gear across the site would kill most people. 

WV is def not glamping. The pre-erected scout tents are spacious and cool, and the car park is in the next field. It’s nice to have the option of showers sure - but you do on the main site anyway. 

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I’m only 28 without any children but my body is already fucked from working on site 50 hours a week since I left school. I want to do Glastonbury with as little faff as possible.

I plan on arriving carrying my bag of clothes, a sleeping bag and air bed. If I could buy the sleeping bag and air bed there I would. I can’t even be arsed to bring alcohol with me anymore. 

Is it true you can get a lift from where the coaches and bus from Bristol drops you off to Worthy View where you don’t need to wait in a massive queue to get your wrist band and stuff? 

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5 hours ago, Tommy Dickfingers said:
5 hours ago, Tommy Dickfingers said:

I’m only 28 without any children but my body is already fucked from working on site 50 hours a week since I left school. I want to do Glastonbury with as little faff as possible.

I plan on arriving carrying my bag of clothes, a sleeping bag and air bed. If I could buy the sleeping bag and air bed there I would. I can’t even be arsed to bring alcohol with me anymore. 

Is it true you can get a lift from where the coaches and bus from Bristol drops you off to Worthy View where you don’t need to wait in a massive queue to get your wrist band and stuff? 

 There's a shuttle bus from both the festival bus station and bath & West showground. You can hire airbeds on site at wv.

 

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I’ve got no affiliation with them at all, but due to necessity have stayed in Love Fields a couple of times. Some of their cheaper options are not that  expensive but IMO is easily the best of all the off site options.

Main reason is it’s literally right by gate C, no walk to get to the festival what so ever. There are tons of showers which you never have to queue for either.

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We're staying in Tangerine Fields this year. Did WV for a few years but recently made the switch to TF because it avoids another stressful 'ticket day'.

Most of my group are big fans of TF, I think it's just okay. Some pros and cons vs WV;

  • Better ratio of shower and toilet facilities at TF, never waited more than a minute or two for a shower and usually walk right in. Much of this down to the showers being available 24 hours and not at certain times like at WV
  • No Hill of Death to climb to get to TF however it is still a good walk away from The Pyramid/Williams Green, probably about the same time/distance as from the bell tents at WV. Walk's not as interesting either (i.e. no Strummerville pit stop)
  • Food options are marginally better at WV (although in both cases you're often better waiting until you're in 'the festival'
  • They're at opposite end of the festival so, depending on what you tend to like to see in the mornings/early afternoon it can limit how much you see of those first few bands (I tend to like the stuff that's on early at The Park so WV is ideal for that, TF not so much).
  • Both sites involve you 'leaving the festival' however for me it feels more real with TF. As WV is still part of the fest site its just a case of an extra wristband and potentially a random search each time. For TF you actually need to show your ticket upon re-entry every time (and also potential random search), which again isn't ideal. 

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38 minutes ago, SwedgeAntilles said:

We're staying in Tangerine Fields this year. 

Us too...5th time.  Booked by 1000 Sunday and a good job as they sold out of everything by 1700.

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23 minutes ago, parsonjack said:

Us too...5th time.  Booked by 1000 Sunday and a good job as they sold out of everything by 1700.

Ah, didn't realise it was sold out already 👍

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1 hour ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

I’ve got no affiliation with them at all, but due to necessity have stayed in Love Fields a couple of times. Some of their cheaper options are not that  expensive but IMO is easily the best of all the off site options.

Main reason is it’s literally right by gate C, no walk to get to the festival what so ever. There are tons of showers which you never have to queue for either.

We really wanted to stay at the love fields this year purely for convenience (didn’t get tickets but travelling from Aussie) but the huge hike in prices this year has left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth...most of it is price on application which just feels a little shady to me?

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My main question is, with coach ticket holders getting priority, is it going to straight away sell out that way  ( if it did ) and not give anyone that didnt get a coach ticket a chance to even buy? I know the info has not been released by the festival but thats a pretty fair question. I mean in the end, how many people who got a coach ticket  really bought it to stay in WV vs just camping normally. 

 

And how quickly has it sold out in the past anyway.

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22 minutes ago, iloveglasto2020 said:

We really wanted to stay at the love fields this year purely for convenience (didn’t get tickets but travelling from Aussie) but the huge hike in prices this year has left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth...most of it is price on application which just feels a little shady to me?

Just looked at their website and it looks like prices have gone up significantly again. It looks like you can get a bell tent for two for £1200 though, which isn’t that drastically different to WV.

The only thing I would say is that I bought one of their ticket packages about a month before for this years festival due to an epic fail for the first time in every sale.

I paid significantly less for the accommodation I stayed in compared to what they are advertising the same accommodation at for next year.

They also advertised a load of accommodation + ticket packages on Instagram a few weeks before this years festival.

Although demand for Glastonbury is at an all time high, the amount of tickets available is broadly speaking the same. Unless the demographic has shifted massively from this year to next, if they struggled to sell a lot of their accommodation for this year I don’t see how the price hike will be justified and not just lead to the same situation again.

Essentially I’d be amazed if there were not deals to be done with them, but it might mean waiting until nearer the festival to get them.

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1 minute ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

Just looked at their website and it looks like prices have gone up significantly again. It looks like you can get a bell tent for two for £1200 though, which isn’t that drastically different to WV.

The only thing I would say is that I bought one of their ticket packages about a month before for this years festival due to an epic fail for the first time in every sale.

I paid significantly less for the accommodation I stayed in compared to what they are advertising the same accommodation at for next year.

They also advertised a load of accommodation + ticket packages on Instagram a few weeks before this years festival.

Although demand for Glastonbury is at an all time high, the amount of tickets available is broadly speaking the same. Unless the demographic has shifted massively from this year to next, if they struggled to sell a lot of their accommodation for this year I don’t see how the price hike will be justified and not just lead to the same situation again.

Essentially I’d be amazed if there were not deals to be done with them, but it might mean waiting until nearer the festival to get them.

Ah interesting insights!

Not being upfront with their prices feels to me like the prices will be a movable feast depending on demand....it just feels a little dishonest.

 

However, if we do manage tickets in the resale we’ll probably still Give it a go! 

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18 minutes ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

Essentially I’d be amazed if there were not deals to be done with them, but it might mean waiting until nearer the festival to get them.

I think all of those in the links from @croiz above are sold out and this seems to tie with both expectations of popularity for 2020 and the experience of the two sales during the last week - things are just more popular than ever, for better or for worse.

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1 hour ago, clarkete said:

I think all of those in the links from @croiz above are sold out and this seems to tie with both expectations of popularity for 2020 and the experience of the two sales during the last week - things are just more popular than ever, for better or for worse.

I know from my own experience a lot of those are always sold out straight away anyway, in my experience Love Fields isn’t for some reason.

Regardless of popularity there are only ever x amount of tickets available, so as I mentioned unless the demographic has shifted dramatically there is no reason the glamping options would sell more or less faster than last year. The other scenario is that rather than a shift on demographics people’s tastes have shifted generally more towards glamping.

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22 hours ago, BigMarv said:

 

I don’t actually see the benefit outweighing the costs of so-called ‘glamping’, but I have a girlfriend who does.

i'm sure if i was to look back over my posts at the time when Worthy View started it would be a constant tirade of "thats not what Glastonbury is about" etc etc ... however we may very well try it this year as we got thursday coach tickets (first time ever not going on the wednesday - not moaning about it, just glad to be going) but the idea of finding somewhere to squeeze our tents in is not great.

so for the first time ever Worthy View is a serious consideration.

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Love fields Pitch Your Own prices are not so bad, and the location is great, literally a few steps from PGC. We've booked a Pitch Your Own space for our motorhome instead of the bunfight for CV tickets and the risk of being parked miles from the gate. Shorter shower queues, clean loos, etc. It's a 5/6 night holiday next to a pop up city, the accommodation cost is acceptable.

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i would imagine that the 50th hype and the many newer bucket list people have gone for this pre ready option ... 

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On 10/7/2019 at 2:19 PM, croiz said:

I'm in a similar boat. Pro's and cons are pretty similar imho.

We stayed on offsite staff camping last year, and these are a few we walked past as part of stewarding or on our way to the site. They looked nice but I don't think the price is worth it.... most are really silly money for those who find money no object.

https://glastonburyretreat.co.uk/book-now/ (food included in the price, but... food is one of the main draws of glastonbury imho)

https://yurtel.co.uk/collections/glastonbury-festival-glamping

https://www.thepopuphotel.com/glastonbury

https://www.pillow.co.uk/glastonbury-2019-campsites/

https://www.ziggucamping.co.uk/bookings/

https://www.woodlandsretreats.co.uk/glastonbury-festival

https://www.pennardorchard.co.uk/

https://www.pennardhillfarm.co.uk/glastonbury/

 

Add Tangerine Fields and Love Fields to that list and those are the ones I know of 

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1 hour ago, Neville Street said:

Love fields Pitch Your Own prices are not so bad, and the location is great, literally a few steps from PGC. We've booked a Pitch Your Own space for our motorhome instead of the bunfight for CV tickets and the risk of being parked miles from the gate. Shorter shower queues, clean loos, etc. It's a 5/6 night holiday next to a pop up city, the accommodation cost is acceptable.

What is the availability of Love Fields showers like?

Are we talking 'straight in' and nice inside, or 3 hour queue for one someone's done a poo in? 

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