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Co-op confirms return of pop-up store for Glastonbury Festival 2022

Co-op confirms return of pop-up store for Glastonbury Festival 2022

This will be the supermarket’s second year at the Worthy Farm-held event

Co-op has confirmed it will be returning to Glastonbury this summer after its pop-sup supermarket first appeared at the Festival in 2019.

As in 2019, the store will be stationed at its familiar location near Park Home Ground (marked in red on the map below) and will be open as per the following schedule:

  • Wednesday (22nd June) from campsite opening – 3am
  • Thursday (23rd June) 7am – 3am
  • Friday (24th June) 7am – 3am
  • Saturday (25th June) 7am – 3am
  • Sunday (26th June) 7am – 3am
Co-op on map

With more than 200,000 people (including staff and performers) expected to descend on the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world this June, Glasto-goers will once again be able to grab all their festival essentials from the Co-op’s barn-built supermarket.

The shop will stock items such as sun cream, rain ponchos, sandwiches, mixers, drinking water and ice – as well as more than 300 traditional supermarket food, drink and other products (as outlined in the multiple categories below).

Due to contractual obligations, Co-op once again won’t be selling any alcohol at Glastonbury Festival this summer.

It will on the other hand stock Worthy Farm Reserve Cheddar (exclusive to Co-op), which was launched in February 2021 and is made using milk from the dairy herd that lives on the Festival site. 

Inside the Co-op store at Glastonbury 2019 | Photo Credit: Rachael Shah

In a bid to reduce waste, Co-op will be following Glastonbury’s lead, after the Festival banned single-use plastic bottles from being sold on-site in 2019. As a result, the Co-op will only sell recyclable aluminium cans of spring water, in addition to refillable water bottles which can be filled from water taps on the site.

In March 2019, the Co-op was selected as Glastonbury Festival’s first-ever retail partner and established the bespoke, fully operational 6,000-square-feet food store at the Festival (seen in the images above).

In a statement ahead of their first debut appearance at the Festival that year, the Co-op said its partnership with Glastonbury Festival was “founded in a shared ethos of co-operation, community support, ethical values and campaigning to make meaningful change”.

In addition to the Co-op’s pop-up store, the Co-operative Group also committed to opening a permanent convenience store in the village of Pilton, adjacent to the festival site.

At the time, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said: “When I was a small boy there were three shops in this village. My earliest memories of going to the shop were to buy one penny packets of sherbet! Since then, one by one, the shops have closed and for several years we’ve had no shops at all.

“But now, thankfully we’ve managed to persuade the Co-op people to make a pledge and commit to trying to provide our marvellous village with a model village shop. We’re So lucky and my enthusiasm is shared right across the village!”

Co-op Director of Marketing Live & Local Amanda Jennings said: Music festivals create a happy, weekend community which we are perfectly placed to serve, getting closer to customers with our unique convenience offer, providing high quality and value for money essential items to help festival-goers make the most of their Glastonbury experience.”

Just over a year later in July 2020, the Somerset County Gazette reported Michael Eavis had opened Pilton’s new permanent Co-op store, which runs entirely on renewable energy and resurrected the Post Office in the building – that was non-existent since 2011.

He said: “It’s such a terrific thing to get these two most important parts of village life back again.

“Thanks so much for all of those who put in the spadework to make this happen bang in the middle of this wonderful village of ours.

“We managed to resurrect the Post Office in the building and, thanks to the Co-op, it will remain there for the good of the village for years to come.”

Michael Eavis and team cutting ribbon at opening of new Pilton store | Photo Credit: Jo Whitfield

In other Glasto-news:

The official Glastonbury Festival app from EE, which according to an official statement by EE was originally due to be released on Monday, the 6th of June, finally went live on Android on the 7th of June – and after a slight lunch delay, saw the iPhone version be released one day later, on the 8th of June.

Meanwhile, last month saw BBC reveal its coverage plans for this month’s Glastonbury Festival, which will mark the first time the Beeb has broadcast any music event in Ultra High Definition.

Another exciting announcement which was revealed last month included the new Glastonbury 2022 map, which featured lots of interesting changes and improvements to the site grounds ahead of the Festival this June.

Speaking of the new map, we also have a newly renovated and updated comprehensive Glasto Camping Guide which you can view here.

Stella McCartney’s War Child vest:

In 2007, Stella McCartney designed a limited-edition vest which was sold for charity at that year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The design, which features a blue sky, green field and psychedelic rainbow, was inspired by the Seventies airbrushed t-shirts her Mum and Dad used to get made.

The vest has since gone on to become a rare collector’s item, but a recent warehouse audit unveiled several boxes of vests which had not been sold.

Last month (26th May), Glastonbury revealed a limited edition upcycled vest designed by Stella McCartney. Staying true to her ethos and principles to reduce the impact on our planet, the original vests have now been upcycled and repurposed with a new mushroom artwork celebrating fungi as the future of fashion and our planet.

These limited edition vests are on sale now via Glastonbury’s official online shop, with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund– helping children in Ukraine and other conflicts.

The limited-edition upcycled vest designed by Stella McCartney | Photo Credit: Glastonbury Festival

General recap:

Although the full Glastonbury 2022 line-up including the set times breakdown was revealed last month (30th May), posters for dedicated stages and attractions have continued to be shared on social media as well as on the official Glastonbury website. 

Strummerville revealed its line-up poster on the 31st of May, while new Beat Hotel replacement, San Remo, dropped the news on the 1st of June – just hours before Pilton Palais.

Block9 was the seventeenth area to announce its individual line-up poster (on the 27th of May) for this year’s Festival.

Cineramageddon announced its individual line-up poster on the 25th of May, while West Holts revealed its lineup poster on the 24th of May – and Unfairground theirs on the 20th of May, just one day after The Park area which came on the 19th of May.

The Kidzfield revelation came on the 16th of May, just three days after Croissant Neuf‘s on the 13th, and followed announcements from Acoustic Stage and The Glade – on the 12th and the 11th of the month, respectively.

Late-night areas The Common and – Shangri-La also released their line-ups, on the 6th and the 4th of May, respectively. In addition to the Left Field line-up that was revealed on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of May. 

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Other key stories from last month’s string of announcements included confirmation that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival in 2022 – following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019 but will not be featured at this year’s event. 

The Arcadia news came bundled with its own line-up poster, after posters from Theatre & Circus FieldsGlasto Latino, and former Dance Village Silver Haye had also been revealed earlier that week. 

And finally, Field of Avalon was the first area to announce its dedicated line-up poster for 2022 on Tuesday, the 12th of April. 

2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.

Meanwhile, the first main line-up announcement poster revelation, shown below, dropped in March of this year.

As seen in the poster above, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish to top the bill at this year’s event.

Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.

Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night – which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.

Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later that evening.

Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.

Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer, with one of those ways being entering competitions. 

To view our consolidated list of all the currently running competitions for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, click here.

DON’T BE FOOLED:

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.

Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers to the Festival might not know that tickets are only sold on one site which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com – and any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival are not authentic.

 

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