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Glastonbury 2011 tickets re-sale

The Pyramid Stage
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If you want to go to this year’s Glastonbury, it may just be your last chance to get a ticket tomorrow. A limited number of tickets are up for re-sale tomorrow (April 17,2011) at 9am so don’t forget to set your alarm clocks!

Tickets are priced at £195 plus postage and packaging and a £5 booking fee.

Glastonbury 2011 will take place during June 24-26, 2011, and be headlined by U2, Coldplay and Beyonce with a whole host of other artists playing over the weekend. However, eager festival goers can arrive on June 22nd.

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Perks for Glastonbury Cyclists

Glastonbury Festival's "Other Stage"
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Glastonbury festival is known for it’s green initiatives and this year anyone riding to the festival on their bike will get a few perks.

When you get to the site you’ll be able to lock your bike up for free and then head over to your own camping field reserved for just cyclists. As you’ll be arriving by public transport you’ll get a Green Traveller card which gives discounts on t-shirts, food, and access to solar showers and compost toilets.

For more information including how you can ride and get your gear dropped off at the festival see

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Glastonbury 2011 tickets

The Pyramid Stage
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Tickets for Glastonbury 2011 are due to go on sale tomorrow (Sunday 3rd October) at 9am. Tickets cost £195 plus £5 p&p. You will need your registration code in hand. The deposit scheme will also be available so if you don’t have the full amount can put down a £50 deposit to reserve your ticket. The remaining amount can be paid in the first week of April 2011.

Buying the Glastonbury tickets can be quite a frantic and stressful affair so here’s how we suggest you do it!  Set your alarms for about half 8. Turn your computer on. Get yourself a nice cup of tea and make yourself a yummy bacon sandwich to give you the energy to keep hitting that refresh button until you get through!!

Good luck everyone!!

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Glastonbury 2011 Tickets to go on sale

The Pyramid Stage
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Glastonbury 2011 ticket details have been announced with a hike in prices. Last year tickets were priced at £185 + £5 booking fee per ticket + £4.95 P&P per booking, this year prices are £195 (+ £5 booking fee and P&P) an increase of £10.

Tickets go on sale 9am on Sunday, October 3rd online and via phone, you can pay all upfront or pay a deposit of £50, then completed the fee from April 1st 2011.

The increased cost mens the festival breaks the £200 a ticket mark, for some this may be a little too expensive.

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Millets offers buy now, collect at Bestival service

Bestival 2008 at Robin Hill Country Park
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Repeating the popular service they offered at Glastonbury, Millets are offering Bestival goers the opportunity to buy camping goods such as tents and sleeping bags online via their website and collect their purchases at Bestival, saving festival goers the pain of carrying some of the heaviest gear for the weekend.

The Millets collection point will be located at East Cowes or West Cowes (you can choose which location to pick it up from when you place your order). Purchases can be collected between 7am and 12 noon from Wednesday 8th September until noon Friday 10th September, and you will need to show your despatch note and some ID before the goods are handed over to you.

Last orders will be at midnight on Thursday 2nd September.

Just click to via the links below to Blacks and Millets.

Blacks: bRWqCh

Millets: CkwWvQ

This should give you a 20% discount on your total basket price.

Here are some products that we recommend:

The voucher is valid from August 11, 2010 until September 30, 2010.

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MusucBag: sleeping bag with arms and legs

The MusucBag is the new line of sleeping bags by Rodrigo Alonso, the designer of the Selk Bag which was featured on The Apprentice last year. Similar to the Selk Bag, the MusucBag has incorporated arms and legs to allow for extra mobility, making it a much more practical option compared with standard sleeping bags.

According to the company, MusucBag “has been reborn and improved in all areas including high quality materials and practical features”.

There are zips around the hand area so that your hands can come out of the sleeping allowing you to hold things while zips on the leg area provide ventilation to cool you down. There is also durable canvas on the feet so you walk around comfortably.

There is also a line for children, called MusucBag Kids. These sleeping bags have all the above features with the addition of a pocket for an MP3 player.

With a funky design, the MusucBag sleeping bags are bound to be a hit for festival goers.

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Chinese Lanterns Ban for Latitude Festival

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Following on from many other festivals Latitude Festival have announced that Chinese Lanterns are banded from the festival. The lanterns, made out of a wire frame and light paper are lit and rise in the air due to the hot air in the paper bag.

Problems of Chinese Lanterns include

  • Setting fire to crops, tents, woodland when landing
  • Metal eaten by animals after being cut up by farm machines
  • Mistaken for flares / lighthouses
  • Not taking off correctly and landing on people.

A thread on the Latitude Festival site by festival goers had the idea of a mass launch of the lanterns on Sunday night. Security will be confiscating any lanterns, the Latitude Festival twitter account confirmed this stance again today.

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Glastonbury Punters Take It Home

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One of the big problems festival organisers have the deal with is the waste from the festival. Not the cups, cans, food wrappers but the camping equipment and tents left behind. Many festival sites have parking a good hours walk away so many leave chairs, tents, sleeping bags and mats which saves them being carried back to the car. With prices of mats and chairs below a a fiver it’s not a massive surprise that people discard the equipment.

Glastonbury is know for it’s green efforts and this years “Taking It Home” campaign seemed to make a difference when many festival goers packs up all their belongings. On the Monday although we left around 9am with plenty of tent still in sight there was a noticeable difference.

This was confirmed by Lucy the Green Initiatives Co-ordinator from Glastonbury  who posted on the official site a thank you message.

A big thank you to everyone who packed up all their camping equipment and took it home, and for putting all their rubbish into bin bags.

It made such a huge difference looking across the farm after the Festival and not seeing nearly as many abandoned tents, roll mats, sleeping bags, chairs etc. It still wasn’t perfect, but it was a LOT better than last year.

Thanks to everyone for ‘TAKING IT HOME’ – and let’s work towards doing even better next year!

The festival has still some way to go with the main problem on site being people going to the toilet in bushes (men) and in the camping areas recycling not being conducted. Overall a great improvement on last year.

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Back from Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2010
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Wow, what a Glastonbury it’s been, great bands, great company, great weather all contributing to a great 40 year celebration of the best festival in the world.

The weather predictions were spot on and there wasn’t a trace of rain from Wednesday till Monday as the punters exited the site. For some the heat was a little too much and with a few too many beers many suffered from sun stroke, but medicals teams were on hand to get everyone back on their feet.

Highlights from the weekend included Rolf Harris opening the Pyramid stage on the Friday, secret gigs from Radiohead and Biffy Clyro. Storming sets on the other stage from The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip. The festival ended on a Sunday night high with legendary singer Stevie Wonder singing Happy Birthday with event organiser Michael Eavis.

All going well the festival will return for year 41 with a planned break in 2012.

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Glastonbury Weather Report

It’s the start of the week and everyone’s looking forward to Glastonbury, most importantly it’s also time to check the weather with the five day forecast, and it’s looking good.

In the coming week there’s no forecast of rain, Wednesday temperatures rise to 23, Thursday it’s sunny with cloudy intervals and Friday it looks like sun all day with temperatures up to 23 again.

Glastonbury Forecast

With the forecast in mind remember to pack sun cream, a hat and drink plenty of water during the festival.