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20 reasons why Glastonbury Festival cannot be replaced by any other festival

20 Reasons Glastonbury Absence
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Below are just some of the reasons why Glastonbury Festival sells out so fast each year…

There is a very good reason (or 20, at least) for why Glastonbury Festival has a fast-selling, recording breaking ticket sellout every year, often selling out in under an hour.

After two opportunities to buy Glastonbury 2019 tickets in October, and one local sale; tickets to Worthy Farm’s legendary festival have already all sold out.

With 2018 being a “fallow year” for the beloved Somerset festival, there have been numerous talks about trying to find a ‘Glastonbury replacement’ festival in order to try and fill the void caused by a Glastonbury “fallow year” absence.

Below we have tried to summarise the top 20 reasons for why there can be no real replacement for such a world wonder.

That being said, trying to summarise the reasons to just 20 has proven to be a very difficult task, seeing that there are obviously SO MANY more.

Feel free to let us know which is your favourite of the reasons listed below, or to point out the ones you think we might have missed.

Ok, so without further ado – here are our 20 reasons for why there can be no real ‘Glastonbury replacement’:

#1 Michael and Emily Eavis
‘Cos family is for life and Glastonbury is still sponsor-free!

#1 - Michael and Emily Eavis [📸 David Levene]
#1 – Michael and Emily Eavis [📸 David Levene]

#2 The charity work
Over £2 MILLION given to good causes.

#2 - The charity work [📸 Eco Event]
#2 – The charity work [📸 Eco Event]

#3 The magnitude
‘Cos no other festival even comes close.

#3 - The magnitude [📸 Alastair Johnstone]
#3 – The magnitude [📸 Alastair Johnstone]

#4 The Foooood
Some might say the ultimate foodie’s foodfest.

#4 – The Foooood [📸 Sarah / Buddha Bowls]

#5 … and cider
The Cider Bus. ‘Nuf said.

#5 - ... and cider [📸 Katie Poole]
#5 – … and cider [📸 Katie Poole]

#6 … AND BEER
Yes, you can bring YOUR OWN BEER!

#6 - ... AND BEER [📸 SWNS]
#6 – … AND BEER [📸 SWNS]

#7 The Pyramid Stage
Nowhere else does the band look as blown-away by the crowd as the crowd does by the band.

#7 - The Pyramid Stage [📸 Amelia Allen]
#7 – The Pyramid Stage [📸 Amelia Allen]

#8 The Stone Circle
Watching the sunset from the stone circle on the Wednesday night before it all kicks off, or perhaps, catching the last night sunrise surrounded by newly found friends and flickering candles.

#8 - The Stone Circle [📸 Alicia Tamlyn]
#8 – The Stone Circle [📸 Alicia Tamlyn]

#9 The costumes

#9 - The costumes [📸 iklegemma]
#9 – The costumes [📸 iklegemma]

#10 The Ribbon Tower

#10 - The Ribbon Tower [📸 PA Images]
#10 – The Ribbon Tower [📸 PA Images]

#11 This guy

#11 - This guy [📸 Tom Widd]
#11 – This guy [📸 Tom Widd]

#12 The Hidden Piano Bar
AKA the best-kept festival “secret”. 

 #12 - The Hidden Piano Bar [📸 Matt Cardy]
#12 – The Hidden Piano Bar [📸 Matt Cardy]

#13 Glorious Glasto Mud
Quicksand has nothing on the infamous Glasto mud, nor does any other type of mud in any other festival on the planet.

#13 - Glorious Glasto Mud [📸 Matt Cardy]
#13 – Glorious Glasto Mud [📸 Matt Cardy]

#14 Wellies
Love’em or hate’em, you better pack’em.

#14 - Wellies [📸 PA Images]
#14 – Wellies [📸 @ArtfulCarroll]

#15 This View

#15 - This View [📸 GlastoPostcards]
#15 – This View [📸 GlastoPostcards]

#16 The Rabbit Hole
An inner world where weird and wonderful things happen.

#16 - The Rabbit Hole [📸 PA Images]
#16 – The Rabbit Hole [📸 PA Images]

#17 The smiles
Imagining for a few days what it would be like if everyone was always that happy, helpful and kind.

#17 - The smiles [📸 PA Images]
#17 – The smiles [📸 PA Images]

#18 The festival-within-a-festival

#18 - The festival-within-a-festival [📸 Andrew Allcock]
#18 – The festival-within-a-festival [📸 Andrew Allcock]

#19 Shangri-La
Staying up all night to get lost in this otherworldly experience. ‘Cos what happens in Shangri-La, stays in Shangri-La.

#19 - Shangri-La [📸 CHU]
#19 – Shangri-La [📸 CHU]

#20 Oh, and the bands
Yes, let us not forget – there is some good music too 😉

#20 - Oh, and the bands [📸 PA Images]
#20 – Oh, and the bands [📸 PA Images]
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#14 are by @ArtfulCarroll (Instsgram) where’s the credit at!? Sort it out guys!!

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Cool list! Couldn’t agree more. I was the artist who painted the wellies on #14 on your list! Glad you like them. Please could you credit my Twitter account: @ArtfulCarroll Thanks!!

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