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

20 Reasons Glastonbury Absence

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.

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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’:

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#1[/mks_highlight] 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]

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#2[/mks_highlight] The charity work
Over £2 MILLION given to good causes.

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#3[/mks_highlight] The magnitude
‘Cos no other festival even comes close.

#3 - The magnitude [📸 Alastair Johnstone]
#3 – The magnitude [📸 Alastair Johnstone]
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[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#4[/mks_highlight] The Foooood
Some might say the ultimate foodie’s foodfest.

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#5[/mks_highlight] … and cider
The Cider Bus. ‘Nuf said.

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#6[/mks_highlight] … AND BEER
Yes, you can bring YOUR OWN BEER!

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#7[/mks_highlight] 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]

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#8[/mks_highlight] 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]
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[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#9[/mks_highlight] The costumes

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#10[/mks_highlight] The Ribbon Tower

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#11[/mks_highlight] This guy

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#12[/mks_highlight] The Hidden Piano Bar
AKA the best-kept festival “secret”. 

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#13[/mks_highlight] 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]

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#14[/mks_highlight] Wellies
Love’em or hate’em, you better pack’em.

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#15[/mks_highlight] This View

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#16[/mks_highlight] The Rabbit Hole
An inner world where weird and wonderful things happen.

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#17[/mks_highlight] 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]

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#18[/mks_highlight] The festival-within-a-festival

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

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#19[/mks_highlight] 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]

[mks_highlight color=”#EB2428″]#20[/mks_highlight] 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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Luke Durkan

#14 are by @ArtfulCarroll (Instsgram) where’s the credit at!? Sort it out guys!!

Nathan Carroll
Nathan Carroll

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!!

Mark Doran
Mark Doran

You missed the fabulous Lost Horizon Sauna & Solar Stage. It’a wonderful throwback to the hippy era with hot sauna, warm showers and cool customers. My favourite venue!