When the big Glastonbury stages finish each night, the Festival offers a vast array of late-night entertainment options. Those include the legendary areas in the site’s South East corner – Shangri-La, Block9, The Common and Unfairground – but you may not know how many other amazing after-hours options are available to you. So here’s some info to help you party into the wee small hours without necessarily having to join the big crowds.
When is the best time to visit the South East Corner?
The peak time to visit the SE Corner is directly after the headliners have finished their sets on the big stages, from 11.30pm onwards. If you’d rather avoid the crowds and the queues, then head there before 10pm (they’re open all day) or get there after 4am.
What if I do visit the South East Corner at peak times?
Be patient – as you may have to queue for a bit – and follow the instructions of the stewards and the LED info screens. They are there for your safety and to provide information, and you’ll certainly have a smoother visit if you pay attention to them.
What about Arcadia, when is that busiest?
Arcadia is usually busiest around its big Metamorphis show, which is at midnight on Friday and Saturday night (and at 9.30pm on Sunday). Expect there to be crowds if you head there after 11pm. If you do want to catch the Metamorphis show, then try to approach from the Park or Park Home Ground sides, as it will be quieter.
Where else can I go for late-night entertainment?
Probably more places than you realise. Here is a selection of areas/venues where you’ll find fantastic entertainment long after the main music stages have closed (most of these run until at least 3am).
• Silver Hayes (Wow, Pussy Parlure, The Blues, Hed’s Party)
• The Glade (Glade, Glade Lounge, Spaceport, The Spike, Lovebullets)
• Theatre & Circus Fields (Astrolabe, Summer House, Cabaret, Mavericks, Sensation Seekers)
• The Green Fields (Greenpeace, Small World, Mandala, Toad Hall, The Flix)
• The Park (Stonebridge Bar, Rabbit Hole, Bimble Inn, HMS Sweet Charity)
• William’s Green
• The Beat Hotel
• Babylon Uprising
• Pilton Palais
• Avalon Cafe