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20 reasons why Glastonbury cannot be replaced by any other festival

20 reasons why Glastonbury 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…

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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.

With the last “fallow year” being 2018, 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]
Photo credit: David Levene

 2 

The charity work

Over £2 MILLION given to good causes.

#2 - The charity work [📸 Eco Event]
Photo credit: Eco Event

 3 

The magnitude

‘Cos no other festival even comes close.

#3 - The magnitude [📸 Alastair Johnstone]
Photo credit: Alastair Johnstone

 4 

The fooood

Some might say the ultimate foodie’s foodfest.

Photo credit: Sarah / Buddha Bowls

 5 

… and cider

The Cider Bus. ‘Nuf said.

#5 - ... and cider [📸 Katie Poole]
Photo credit: Katie Poole

 6 

… AND BEER

Yes, you can bring YOUR OWN BEER!

#6 - ... AND BEER [📸 SWNS]
Photo credit: 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]
Photo credit: 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]
Photo credit: Alicia Tamlyn

 9 

The costumes

#9 - The costumes [📸 iklegemma]
Photo credit: iklegemma

 10 

The Ribbon Tower

#10 - The Ribbon Tower [📸 PA Images]
Photo credit: PA Images

 11 

The guy

#11 - This guy [📸 Tom Widd]
Photo credit: Tom Widd

 12 

The Hidden Piano Bar

AKA the best-kept festival “secret”. 

 #12 - The Hidden Piano Bar [📸 Matt Cardy]
Photo credit: 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]
Photo credit: Matt Cardy

 14 

Wellies

Love’em or hate’em, you better pack’em.

#14 - Wellies [📸 PA Images]
Photo credit: @ArtfulCarroll

 15 

This view

#15 - This View [📸 GlastoPostcards]
Photo credit: GlastoPostcards

 16 

The Rabbit Hole

An inner world where weird and wonderful things happen.

#16 - The Rabbit Hole [📸 PA Images]
Photo credit: 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]
Photo credit: PA Images

 18 

The festival-whithin-a-festival

#18 - The festival-within-a-festival [📸 Andrew Allcock]
Photo credit: 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]
Photo credit: CHU

    20  

Oh, and lets not forget… THE BANDS

Yes, let us not forget – there is some good music too 😉

#20 - Oh, and the bands [📸 PA Images]
Photo credit: 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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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!