Why opt for a cold, wet tent, crammed-in alongside thousands of others when you can return to your own luxurious American motorhome and, upon shutting the door, leave the Glasto madness behind you and relax into how Glastonbury Festival life really should be?!
Empire RV Glastonbury 2016 Options
For Glastonbury 2016 we are working with a specialist hospitality provider so we will ensure you have the most amazing experience while staying in our motorhomes, whether you’re looking for some extra comfort and privacy with your other half or heading to Somerset with a group of friends and want a central base with its own security just 400m from the Glastonbury site.
There’s no need for an RV licence either as the vehicles are delivered to the site by our team so, upon arriving, all you need to do is find your vehicle and unwind!
Here’s what you can look forward
All vehicles are set up prior to your arrival with everything you could possibly need – we supply all of the bedding, towels, kitchen ware, outside tables and chairs. We even have the food covered if you wish – just order a food shop online from the comfort of your own home and have it delivered to our site in advance of Glastonbury. We’ll ensure all cold and frozen items will be in the fridge waiting for you upon your arrival!
The campsite is fully maintained for the duration of your stay with 24/7 electric and on-site support staff to ensure water tanks are full and the relevant ones are emptied…
We truly believe we have got all angles covered to ensure you have the best accommodation at Glastonbury Festival, but be quick as this year’s Festival clashes with Goodwood Festival of Speed so vehicles are limited. Please contact us on the details above to check availability and pricing.
A snapshot of our motor-home hire service and vehicle features*
- Luxurious, secure, fully furnished accommodation (including toilet and hot shower!!)
- Heating and air-conditioning
- Shopping service (cupboards and fridge stocked prior to your arrival)
- Satellite TV / DVD
- Music / radio / MP3 / iPod connection
- Pitch, site fees and all services (electricity etc) included
- Cutlery and crockery
- Outdoor seating
- 24-hour on-site support
- Delivery and collection of the RV
*Please enquire as these items may depend on your vehicle and service agreement.
Glastonbury Caravan & Winnebago Motorhome advice
If you’re organising your own Glastonbury Winnebago experience, here’s some useful info to help plan your trip.
Once you’ve got your hands on an illusive Glastonbury Festival and paid the balance on at least one ticket then, from April onwards, you’ll be able to buy an official Glastonbury campervan and caravan ticket (approx £85). However, before purchasing and when travelling to Glasonbury it’s worth noting the following:
- Campervan/caravan tickets will be sent out with your Festival tickets.
- As with your Festival tickets,campervan/caravan tickets are non-transferable, and attempts to re-sell them may result in their
- Each person entering this area must also be a weekend Festival ticket holder
- Caravans, trailer tents and campervans will only be admitted to special secure fields either along the Blue Route (off the A37), or on the White Route (off the A361) according to the type of ticket purchased.
- These designated areas are the only places where ticket holders can sleep in vehicles – and these vehicles will only be allowed in the fields if they have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities
Check out this page for dedicated Glastonbury Festival campervan and caravan FAQs
Travelling to Glastonbury Festival
Plug these directions into your SatNav then follow the Festival signs as soon as you see them:
- From London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP).
- From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
- From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
- From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
- From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
- For more local traffic using the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)
Glastonbury Festival Map
Glastonbury Festival Car Parking
If friends are meeting you then they’ll need a Car park ticket to gain access to the official Festival car parks. There are four main entrances for cars, depending on where they are travelling from. Just follow the P signs for the the nearest available parking spaces, but note that they cannot park in a particular parking field – you will be sent where the parking wardens send you!
Head to the Blue Route (approach from the A303, then the A37) if possible, which has more parking spaces and there is usually less of a queue to get in and out of the site.
Glastonbury Festival Car park tickets cost around £25 and can be bought in advance from when ticket balances are due, in the first week of April normally. Other car park related details (how to buy a car park pass and car park opening times) will be announced on their website nearer the time – keep an eye on this page.
Last year car parks opened at 9pm on the Tuesday night before Glastonbury, which meant Festival-goers could arrive throughout the night when traffic volumes were low.
Eating and drinking at Glastonbury Festival
You can of course opt to stock your Winnebago’s fridge with all the food you’ll need (see above) but you’ll no doubt indulge in plenty of enjoyable food experiences while you’re at the festival. For us, there’s nothing like feasting on the Westcountry’s finest local produce, grown and handcrafted in Somerset and you should definitely try some of the stunning Somerset ciders on offer!
Whatever your prefered nibble or tipple though, more than 250 food and drink stalls on site should have what you need, from Asian to Wild Wild West and good old proper English Country grub.
Food and drink at the festival tends to be fairly reasonable in price with all types and prices of food available, from a cheap bowl of porridge to top quality silver service meals.
The Glastonbury Festival ‘Tapas’ Experience
Most people tend to stay in their favourite area for the whole weekend, but there is just so much to do in all the different areas of the Festival, from Silver Hayes (formerly the Dance Village) to the Green Fields to the Circus & Theatre fields and The Park. This is the very best way to enjoy all of Glastonbury’s different offerings and we’d heartily recommend planning your days by looking at the Glastonbury Festival Areas page of the Festival’s website here.
NatWest Cash Machines are situated near the farmhouse with five Cash Machines open 24 hours a day from Thursday 10am to Monday 12 noon, accepting all major debit and credit cards (no service charges),
Other 24-hour ATMs are situated near the Park Home Ground Medical Centre and the John Peel Stage,as well as on the walkway between the Jazz World Stage and the Other Stage, but these do make a transaction charge of £2.
As you might expect, you’re likely to join a big queue anytime you need some cash…but that’s Glastonbury for you!
Glastonbury try to make the 2000 acre site as accessible as they can, but with so much grass about conditions can be difficult if there’s a lot of rain. Saying this, there are stone tracks and metal walkways throughout the site.
Please click here to download all of the access information and don’t forget to register with them in advance if you requiring access to any of the disabled facilities on site. Click through to this page to register before 30th May.
Glastonbury take a hard line on pets due to the health risks (for animals and humans) as well as their license. In their own words: “Leave Pets at Home! Please don’t bring your pets to Glastonbury. No animals are allowed onto the Festival site; it wouldn’t be much fun for them anyway. People and vehicles entering the site are searched, and any animals found are impounded and housed off-site at the owners’ expense. The ban on animals is a condition of the Festival Licence; it arose due to the health risks observed in early Festivals, when large packs of dogs gathered.”
Other Local Festivals and Attractions
Don’t bypass Somerset and the South West. If you’re down for Glastonbury, why not stay a little longer and see all the stunning sights on offer in the region, from dramatic coastlines to seaside resorts as well as epic English countryside and historic places.
Visit Somerset is probably the best first port of call to plan your visit so head over to www.visitsomerset.co.uk.