How to Survive Glastonbury - The Ultimate Guide

If you can Survive Glastonbury, You Can Survive any Festival

Hey rookie! You’ve been to a festival or two and think you can survive Glastonbury? Who knows, maybe you can! But why leave things to chance? At Priory Rentals, we don’t just arrange festival motorhome hire, we’re also festival veterans ourselves with a few Glastonburys already under out belt. So let us give you the benefit of our experience so you can survive Glastonbury and get the best out of this, the ultimate Summer Festival!


  • Arrive Early – Being in a festival with nearly 200,000 people is a terrific experience that borders on the spiritual, but being behind them all in the queue, not so much! Get down to Glastonbury as early as you can, that way you can find your pitch and set up before the real crowds arrive.
  • Leave your valuables at home – Your designer clothes, accessories and jewelry are great for nights out, but at Glastonbury, it’s best to do without lest they get ruined or lost.
  • Don’t Forget Your Wellies – An essential on any Festival packing list, we all know that summer doesn’t always mean sunshine and with many thousands of people milling about, all it takes is a light shower to turn a meadow into a boggy quagmire, so make sure you’re prepared.
  • It’s a marathon not a sprint – You’re going to be at Glastonbury for a few days, so pace yourself. Whether that be walking, partying or drinking.
  • Stay Hydrated – It’s possible that you might indulge in a tipple or two at the festival, but don’t forget to bring along plenty of drinking water. Also bear in mind that as of this year there’s a ban on single use plastic bottle being supplied as well as the usual ban on glass, so don’t forget to bring a refillable plastic or metal drink bottle with you too!
  • Make sure you eat properly – To cope with day after day of walking and dancing you’ll need to keep your energy levels up. This means ‘proper’ food, so take advantage of your motorhome’s kitchen and the more diverse food available at the festival – resist the urge to live on crisps!
  • Take Spirits With You over beer and Cider – Some might be surprised that you can take your own alcohol, but bear in mind that spirits are generally more portable than litres of beer and cider once you’re out for the day. Your motorhome may have a fridge, but they’ll probably be warm by the time you drink them!
  • Try Something New – With the best music and performances from the best artists the world over, there’s never a better time to broaden your horizons and experience a genre you wouldn’t normally entertain or a band you’v never heard of. If you do what you always do, you’ll only see what you always see!
  • Give yourself time to get to the gig – The Glastonbury Festival is around 3 miles from one side to the other. As well as the distance between where you are and where you want to be, there are also crowds to contend with, so if there’s an act you want to see, make sure you set off in plenty of time!
  • Don’t put pressure on yourself to see everything – Forget about trying to do it all. You can’t. Check what’s on, prioritise what you simply could not dream of missing, but otherwise, accept that there are some things you’re going to miss. Instead, keep an eye out for the experiences that aren’t advertised anywhere – they’re often the best!
  • Take what you need with you – A small rucksack containing the essentials you’re likely to need for the rest of the day is a must. The sheer size of Glastonbury makes ‘nipping back to the motorhome’ a bit of a trek otherwise.
  • Keep your essential stuff secure – You know you should take a basic phone, but your top of the range smartphone is better for selfies. For your phone, your wallet and especially your motorhome keys, use lanyards, keychains etc to attach them to you and waterproof bags to keep them dry.
  • Be Kind to your fellow humans – With the best will in the world, there will always be those who overdo things a little, get themselves in a state, or simply get exhausted. If you’re able and it’s appropriate, show a little kindness and help them out, even if it’s just with a smile and asking if they’re ok, you’ll be spreading the love and making their festival experience better, which will, in turn, makes yours better too!


The Best Way to Survive Glastonbury

Naturally, the best way to survive Glastonbury, or any other festival is to be able to retreat to your own little patch of calm to relax and renew once you need a recharge. Thankfully you’ve already got this covered in your Priory Motorhome, so all that’s needed is to load up, stock up and live it up at the Festival event of 2019. Feel free to contact us for any help you need while you’re at Glastonbury, we may just have someone on hand down there who can lend a hand!

We hope you’ll have a fabulous time and we’ll see you there!