Michael warns Festival-goers of risks of pre-booking off-site accommodation

November 28, 2011

Off-site camping facilities at Glastonbury have generally caused me problems, but even more so this year, 2011. One operator failed to deliver his site, having taken the money from unsuspecting purchasers, and left me with a £60,000 bill, as I couldn’t bear the thought of 3,000 people turning up here and being let down at the last minute. This wasn’t the first time people have been let down, and as a consequence of this we simply cannot allow the same problems to happen again in 2013, so we will no longer be giving out any information about these off-site accommodation providers and would encourage Festival-goers to use only the accommodation we provide.

The vast majority of Festival-goers happily spend their weekend under canvas, taking advantage of the camping fields which are included in the ticket price, and those who want a few more comforts can bring a campervan/caravan or stay in one of the Festival’s legendary Tipis. Information about official accommodation for 2013 will be available on our website when tickets go on sale next year, or by contacting our office.

Glastonbury Festival is not responsible for the provision of off-site accommodation or any arrangements made with third parties such as accommodation providers, so we would urge people to think before parting with their money.

Michael Eavis

28 November 2011

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