A note from Liz Eliot, the co-ordinator of Glastonbury’s Green Fields, ahead of this year’s Festival.
Sadly the King’s Meadow has lost its way. It’s become known as a place where people take nitrous oxide, a damaging drug which pollutes our beautiful field with noise, litter and N2O gas (a greenhouse gas which is 298 times more polluting than carbon dioxide). Nitrous oxide is also dangerous: an exploding canister was the source of a major injury at last year’s Glastonbury.
It breaks our hearts to see our Sacred Space used this way – and we know from many messages we’ve received over the last few years that lots of you feel the same way.
For those who don’t know, the stone circle represents the major stars of constellation Cygnus. Its swan flies towards the Midsummer sunrise, with the sun rising exactly over the stone representing the swan’s head. Our hope is that if anyone enters the sacred space, consciously or unconsciously, they will be irrevocably changed by their interaction with Spirit.
But the arrival of so much nitrous oxide in the King’s Meadow – some two tonnes of canisters were picked up, by hand, at Glastonbury 2014 – has darkened the field’s atmosphere. Now, though, is the time to reclaim the spirit and lighten up the energies. Nitrous oxide will not be welcome in the King’s Meadow at Glastonbury 2015, and we will be asking people not to use it.
Each year we come together to share the magic of this truly wonderful festival. Please show your love for the event and each other by showing your appreciation of the land and our spiritual connection to it.
Help us – please do not bring nitrous oxide onto the site and support us by not using it in the King’s Meadow.