On the 26th of June 2024, over one hundred thousand individuals will be sliding on their wellies and heading to Glastonbury Festival. If you’re one of the lucky few who scored a ticket, you’ll be turning to the question of accommodation. Cramped and smelly tent surrounded by noise and crowds? Or a clean campervan with a lovely bed to rest your weary head?
Why take a campervan to Glastonbury?
Better rest, better fest! The main advantage of motorhome lodging at a festival is the increased comfort. Instead of a mat, leaky lilo and sleeping bag on the floor, you can sleep in an actual bed. We can't speak for you, but nothing quite beats curling up on a proper matres, blanket and pillow and sleeping off all the madness of an incredible festival day (or night). You won't find that kind of luxury in a tent. Furthermore, tent areas are a source of constant noise and crowds, with strangers mistaking your tent for theirs or engaging in rowdy behaviour around. In comparison, the campervan section is often far quieter, ensuring you can get a night of good sleep to party even harder tomorrow! Also, some motorhomes have their own toilet facilities, ensuring you can avoid the endless shower queues and the thigh pain from squatting above the disgusting portaloos. All in all, campervans allow you to turn a camping festival into a glamping festival!
Cheaper food, colder beers! Hiring a campervan for a festival will cost more than grabbing that dusty tent from the attic, that is true. But when you look at costs over the extended weekend, taking a campervan may actually help you to save money! If you look to get a motorhome with kitchen facilities, you’ll be able to do your own cooking and save money on overpriced festival food. You’ll be able to nourish yourself properly, instead of surviving on boring, basic food you have to lug onto the festival terrain. Most importantly, a campervan fridge allows you to cool your beers, so you can enjoy a nice cold one instead of an extortionately priced cup of foam. Even if you go for a less decked-out and cheaper campervan, you’ll have more space to store and prepare food and can easily bring a camping stove along.
Less lugging, safe storage! No one enjoys the sweaty scramble from the car park or shuttle stop to the festival, dragging all your food, drink and camping equipment along while trying to find and claim the best possible camping spot. So goodbye to it all! When rocking up in a campervan, you get to smirkingly drive all your stuff right onto the grounds, without breaking a sweat. Furthermore, motorhomes and campervans provide the opportunity to be locked, either when you’re sleeping in them to ensure people don't accidentally stumble in, or when you’re out, to avoid your stuff being nicked. You should not have to feel unsafe and have your experience ruined by fear of being harassed or having things stolen. Watch the gigs and enjoy with full peace of mind, knowing that your belongings are safely tucked away — including your cold beer!
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Find a Campervan for Glastonbury on Goboony
Okay, we’ve won you over! What now? Firstly, check out our ultimate guide to taking a campervan to Glastonbury. Next, find the ideal campervan or motorhome for you to bring to Glastonbury. On Goboony, you’ll be able to search for motorhomes either near you or near the festival. Simply use our ‘Festivals Allowed’ filter under ‘House Rules’ when searching for your ideal festival campervan, or use the button below or above.
You can further filter your options by clicking the number of people you need sleeping places for, or certain amenities you wish to have. If you’re looking for something low-budget and easy to manoeuvre you can go for a smaller campervan, perhaps even the classic VW. If you’re all for some Glastonbury luxury camping, then start ticking those amenity boxes. Toilet? Yes, please. Kitchen equipment? Yes. Fridge? Hell yes! Doing this will make it easy to find options suiting your needs, and then you can send booking requests to a few different owners to see which one is available for you. Once an owner has accepted your request, you can pay the first instalment and your booking is confirmed. Glastonbury 2024, here we come!
Glastonbury Campervan Tickets
Glastonbury, like many other camping festivals, has a camping section dedicated to campervans and caravans. To stay here, you’ll need to book a campervan/ caravan ticket and present this with your Festival admission ticket upon arrival. This ensures and reserves a spot for you, unlike one on the regular camping grounds where you'll be struggling to find a decent spot for yourself and your friends through the crowds.
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Be sure to check the size of your campervan prior, as if it exceeds 8 meters in length, it requires a large campervan pitch. There are many Glastonbury camping options for campervans, as they have numerous sections dedicated solely to them. There are also sections for families, for those with access issues or those looking for quiet camping. Glastonbury campervan tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to be ready to get yours the minute they go on sale to avoid missing out. You can find more information about campervan tickets as well as how to get them on the official Glastonbury Festival site.
Glastonbury Luxury Camping
Looking for the ideal glamping trip whilst at Glastonbury? You deserve it! Hiring a motorhome is the first step, particularly one with cooking and washing facilities. Just because you’re at a festival, it doesn’t mean you can’t look your finest! If you select a campervan with an awning, you can sit under it in the evenings to enjoy your meals and drinks. Bring some fairy lights to decorate it with, and you’ll be the talk of the site. Glamping also doesn’t have to be expensive, it just requires planning ahead. Bring some pillows and blankets from home, and your bed will be the glampest across the campsite. Candles are cheap at any supermarket or store, yet will light up your evenings and set the mood spectacularly — but be safe and ensure they are all extinguished before you leave the motorhome! Looking for more glamping tips?
Campsites Near Glastonbury
Perhaps the Glastonbury camping options aren’t for you, or perhaps you’d prefer sleeping away from the festival. That's fine too! There are numerous campsites near Glastonbury for you to pitch up on. At Wookey Farm, for example, you’ll be a mere six miles from Glastonbury but able to take a dip in the River Axe to cool down or wash off the festival sweat and dirt. Wookey Farm is an eco-friendly site and is within walking distance of Wookey Village, which has a cafe, shop and three pubs. Don't miss a good pub lunch at the Cross Keys Inn, which has two bars, an open fire, wifi, and serves meals throughout the day.
Approximately seven miles from Glastonbury, you’ll find Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park, the oldest family-run park in the Cheddar Valley. It features a licensed shop and launderette — so you’ll never run out of drinks or clean clothes! There is an indoor pool in case you fancy a dip, or a games room with a pool table to settle any disputes.
Whether you choose to stay on the Glastonbury Festival campervan grounds, or on a campsite close by, your Glastonbury campervan camping options are plentiful! In a campervan, you’re allowing yourself to enjoy the best of Glastonbury whilst avoiding all the disadvantages that usually come with this fun-packed weekend. Enjoy camping in comfort, sleeping in safety and more with the help of a motorhome. Start searching for your ideal Glastonbury campervan now on Goboony!