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Glastonbury Festival

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by simbadog, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. simbadog

    simbadog Funster

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    Is anyone else going this year & taking their motorhome?
    We have got tickets pre registered & are planning to go, are we mad??? :Wink:
    Any advice welcomed :Smile:
  2. jaygee

    jaygee Funster

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    Not usually here that time of year but might be next year so will be interested to see how you get on!
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  3. busby

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    Ok if you like lots of noise and mud. Would be happier in France or Spain.
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  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster

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    You bet.

    Keep the good work up.
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  5. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster

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    So go to France or Spain or both.
  6. deanroofing

    deanroofing Funster

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    My wife goes most years, plenty walking everywhere, she loves it though, she reckons there are a few MO parking areas, check the map out, but pain to gain, the one in 2010 was a nightmare due to the heat, so pray for rain :Wink: and they reckon the stones might do this one, go and enjoy.
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  7. bigfoot

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    Try and get in to East field 27ish. THey do open the fields earlier than generally stated. I tend to get E27 (with inside information!) its close enough to be convenient and far enough not to be disturbed. The most noise is on the camper fields,we have always been lucky and been with families and hire motorhomes who are usually professional people. I took my new Hymer for her maiden voyage to there in 2010 and half the time was giving guided tours of the van! Food outlets on the site are reasonably priced and tasty. The local rugby clubs have hog roasts and are very popular, The ethnic food is brill. You will pay a premium for bread and milk on site,but it is fresh. Cash machines are also on site but beware some of them charge more than a mad bull! I'm sorry I'm not going this year,as I'm involved with the Folk festival.
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  8. albeano

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    Hi were going again this year 1st of all its not just a young persons festival,no matter how old you think you are you wont be the oldest there :Smile: Be prepared for hot or wet conditions weve had both in the past From your location in Devon youll probably be allocated the west motorhome fields (like us). The fields are sloping and for some reason that i cant understand they park you down the slope rather than along necessitating some decent levelling ramps at the front, particularly if youve a longish unit. There is usually just one water tap at the lower end of the field and i reccomend you take an aquaroll or a wheeled truck of some sort. The grey and black water dumps are here also, oh and youll need wellies for this operation by saturday even if the weather is hot and dry. :Eeek: Trust me youll be wanting to do any no2 performances in your own facilities so morning exercises or toned buttock muscles are essential although the toilet facilities in the motorhome fields are light years better than the main camping area. Be aware of the size of the place as its a good 20 min walk to the arenas even 45 mins to arcadia or accoustic stage. Allow plenty of time to move from place to place.
    We take one of those folding chairs in a bag each together with back pack for essentials ie beer, jacket suncream,beer waterproofs beer.etc.
    Make sure you check out the smaller stages not just the big names you
    will most certainly find some stars of the future.
    The food prices are regulated with good variety at reasonable cost.so you dont have to go back to the van or do a picnic.
    Its a brilliant experience go with the flow and enjoy ! you wont be disapointed. :thumb:
    Albeano
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  9. busby

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    Think i will put a C.D. on.
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  10. lorger

    lorger Funster

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    Haven t done this one but done T in The Park last year in motorhome and im glad we weren't in a tent:Rofl1::Rofl1:
  11. stevensson10

    stevensson10 Banned

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    steve

    it sounds very mush like a toil of a pleasure so wont be going there. much better things to do.ie good old rock n roll music with plenty of food n drink fun company with no hassle regards sue n steve:thumb:
  12. simbadog

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    Thanks for advice so far :Smile:
    Is there any attempt to make a track to drive into fields or is it a case of just grass? My van gets stuck if a wasp has a P on the grass :Wink:
  13. kaybee

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    Wasn't able to get tickets this year. Really sad :cry: Was looking forward to taking motorhome. Enjoy it all those of you that got tickets :BigGrin:
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  14. albeano

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    yes they put tracking down from the entrance up to a point depends on if its wet, then your on grass. If its dryish plenty of traction, if its wet....youll fill the swear box. Actually getting on is not to bad as you enter from the top of the fields, getting off when wet then muddy is a differant matter altogether although they make an exit route at the bottom, have your towing eye ready, as its a tractor jobby. Dont worry theyre well practiced and theres a few of them.(tractors).

    Im guessing but after 2011 if its at all wet theyll put more tracking down. they are quick learners.
  15. simbadog

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    Line up announced: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/
    Starting my packing list shortly: Wine - lots, tow rope, mud tracks, grass boards, ear plugs, toilet paper.............................................:Wink:
  16. deanroofing

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    My wife was all excited last night as she been waiting for the artists to be listed and as predicted the stones are on, we've been following Mumford and Sons from when they started, now their headlining, great band seeing them in July in Lewes, staying on a site in Newholme.
  17. albeano

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    Wet Wipes, Camera, !! hand sanitizer, vaseline.

    Freebies usually available toilet roll and condoms :Eek!:
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  18. Redjumpa

    Redjumpa Funster

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    Really jealous, we've tried to get tickets for Glasto over the last 8 years, with no success at all. We've been going to Latitude instead but the lineup this year is really strange. Regretting buying 'early bird' tickets now.

    Any recommendations for other motorhome friendly festivals?
  19. albeano

    albeano Funster

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    Cornbury 5th-7th july were doing this one as well ! much much smaller great for families and children. easier to get around, very friendly, feels a bit like a village show with plenty of local produce, real ales, activities, fairground etc oh and great music check out the website.
    Difficult to compare with glastonbury, its like comparing a ferrari with a rolls royce both great cars with style, but they do it differently!!

    The camping and morhome fields are next to the festival with very little walking and pretty flat i dont think i levelled last year. The pitch space is generous and they dont go mad on rules, just common sense.

    Generally more relaxed than glasto If your after hip hop ,rapping and late night clubbing /dancing with exotic aromas wafting through the night air forget it. Otherwise go for it youll enjoy this one i promise.
  20. Roxie

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    Yup - we'll be there, as usual. Not sure I'll be as happy parking our new Rapido at the top of the Hill of Death, but no doubt HWMBO will do his best to get us the best spot & views! We're in our 50's and love it .....We'll be paying our balance on Tuesday.

    BTW, if anyone is interested in our Hymer 694, the Magic Bus (which as done 4 Glastonburys), she's just about to be listed on Ebay:Sad: - happy memories.
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