Our guide to Glastonbury 2014: Top travel tips plus how to join an awesome flash mob

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Because festival season doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

Glastonbury Festival

This summer we’ll once again be helping you find the easiest ways to Do It In Public on the festival circuit, ditching the car and taking public transport instead for the ultimate festival experience. And even if you’re not going to be able to make it to the festival, at least you can still enjoy the music on your way to (sigh) work. And June 25 can only mean one thing… Glastonbury …


The festival
It’s Glasto time of year again and the line up this year is amazing: from Metallica to Lana Del Rey, there’s something for everyone. We also adore the Green Glastonbury section on the website, including the Love the farm, leave no trace initiative. Everyone travelling to Glastonbury 2014 by public transport or bike will be eligible for their Green Traveller iniative - giving them discounts on meals and merchandise and the chance to win some amazing prizes (including watching a show from the side of the Pyramid Stage).


The Future Festival Dance

Secret Glastonbury tip
Psst… guess what… we’ve found a Glastonbury flash mob you can join. The Future Flashmob is dancing at festivals all summer long. Across Europe, as the continent heats up, they’ll be inside festivals – claiming a space with riotous dancing to celebrate The Future. Care to join them?

They’ll be dancing with a line painted thickly around one eye (their symbol) as a sign that they will no longer be silent about people who screw with the future of ol’ Mother Earth. If you fancy joining in at Glastonbury, here’s where you can find them…

Friday 27 June: 1.00pm in The Park by the Glastonbury sign
Saturday 28 June: 1.00pm in the Green Fields by the Speakers’ Forum
Sunday 29 June: 1.00pm in The Park by the Glastonbury sign

We’ll be there too, so come and say hi and boogie with us!


Getting there
Naked Bike Ride
Nearly a third of all ticket holders now come to the site on coachestrains and other forms of public transport. If you are travelling by train, the best railway station to reach the festival is Castle Cary. There’s a free shuttle bus for festival ticket holders running between the train station and the festival bus station too. This year Glasto are encouraging more people to come to the festival by bike, and have provided cyclists with a camping field.

We’re pleased to announce that Glasto will be running our two awesome cycling schemes again in 2014. Pow Wow- a guided cycle ride from Bristol over the beautiful Mendip hills with a support van carrying all the luggage. And Team Tor 2000 for people who live within a 20 miles radius who want to cycle to the site independently but have their luggage transported to the site. If you really have to go by car you can register with Lift Share and jump in someone else’s car or put your car up for sharing to the festival.


Headlining
What better way to Do It In Public on the way to Glasto than with our playlist of the best tracks from some of the headliners – including Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, Kasabian, The Black Keys, Dolly Parton, Haim, Jake Bugg and many, many more. Check out our Glastonbury 2014 spotify playlist now to get grooving while you’re moving…


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


Main pic: PA Images

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