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Would You Pay £3k To Glamp At Glastonbury Festival 2024?

Matt Crisp March 14, 2024

The long-awaited headline acts for Glastonbury Festival have been revealed. NME reports that Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA will be topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage from 28-30 June this year. 

It’s the first time that female artists have taken two out of the three headline slots, and a change from last year when there were no female headliners, which will no doubt prove quite the draw for many eager to hop on a coach to Somerset this year..

The reaction to the announcement has been muted from some quarters, possibly because there were rumours flying that global megastars Madonna and Bruce Springsteen would be playing. However, the star-power of individual musical acts is becoming less relevant for many than the whole Glastonbury experience.

Tickets went on sale well before any acts were confirmed last November, with coach and  ticket packages selling out in just 25 minutes, and general tickets selling out in under an hour. A re-sale of returned and unpaid-for tickets will take place next month, although you need to be pre-registered to be eligible. 

Many people attend the Worthy Farm event for the special atmosphere and myriad other cultural exhibitions and attractions that are provided, as much as the bands that are playing. Some people embrace the mud, the queues for toilets, and the overwhelming sea of tents on the camping grounds. 

However, despite professing to dig those special Glasto vibes, some festival goers prefer a more refined style of accommodation, if they are lucky enough to be able to book into a B&B or maybe hire a caravan. But just how far would you go to attend the festival with a comfortable bolt-hole to retreat to at the end of a long day?

Wales Online reports that if you are willing to splash the cash, you can crash out in style at The Pop Up Hotel. These are luxury yurts that will be situated near the festival site, at prices that begin at a bargain rate of £2,999 for five nights in a Classic Room, which can sleep up to four people. The price does not include the cost of the festival tickets.

Customers will have access to a swimming pool, bar and restaurants, free parking, and a helicopter landing pad. A Pop-Up Hotel explained: “For 2024, The Pop-Up Hotel is working with Voler Aviation Services Ltd who provide helicopter charter flights for guests wanting to miss the traffic and arrive in style.”

“And for any guests looking for a landing pad only, The Pop-Up Hotel team is able to facilitate this.” The spokesperson added that the site is “located in a field just a short walk away from all the action…guests can easily come and go as they please”.

It may be the world’s poshest camping experience, and some would argue not in keeping with the original spirit of the festival. However, Glasto glamping has been a thing for several years now, and it looks as though it’s here to stay.

Meanwhile, some people will be delighted with the line-up at this year’s festival. Award-winning rapper Little Simz will play immediately before Coldplay, and country star Shania Twain will play the sought-after “legend slot” on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking to BBC News, Twain said she was “over the moon” to be taking part. She said: “Everyone always talks about it being the pinnacle of festival slots. The only advice everyone gives me is to bring my wellies.”

She added: “I’m doing the hits – the songs that everybody knows and the versions that everybody knows. It’s just going to be a big sing-along party. It’s been a couple of months now, so it’s a relief to tell everybody. I think it’s going to be a real stomper.”

“This is the only show I’m playing this year. All roads are leading for me to Glasto, so I’m really taking time to craft a show, to make it as much of an immersive experience as I can. Just bringing vibes to the farm, really.”

Other big stars performing this year includeThe National, Idles, Avril Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper, Sugababes, and K-pop band Seventeen. The most anticipated headliner is likely to be Dua Lipa, who has evolved into a global pop powerhouse since her last Glastonbury appearance on the John Peel stage seven years ago.