Will Glastonbury 2013 be a muddy one? The jury’s out, but after a year off and a headlining slot from the Stones, you can’t hide from the hype about the biggest festival in the world. Mud or no mud, Glastonbury is still a pretty filthy place to be, thanks to its rickety Portaloos and cesspit-style ‘long-drop’ toilets. Not going this year? While your friends post glamorous hotpants-and-glitter pictures on Facebook, let’s take a look at the reality of Glastonbury. Because beyond the designer wellies and glamorous celebrities, Glastonbury is rather like a particularly grueling endurance test. Watch at home and console yourself with the fact you definitely won’t have to face scenes like this…
Above: Does this person look happy to you?
Above: Despite appearances, this is not an image of trench warfare.
Above: “It seemed like such a good idea at the time.”
Above: Keep smiling…
Above: Spot the humans.
Above: No matter how muddy you get, you can always return to your nice, warm, cosy tent. Oh…
Above: If you do pitch your tent in a bad spot, just move it. Easy…
Above: This lady has got the right idea.
Above: Strongbow, anyone?
Above: “This isn’t quite what we had in mind, is it?”
Above: This arrangement with the camping chair as a bag is working just fine.
Above: “Hi, Mum!”
Above: Look how cool and carefree we are.
Above: A walk in the park.
Above: We don’t even want to think about how the photographer captured this image of Glasto’s infamous ‘long-drop’ loos, but they were clearly dedicated to the cause. Spot the bums.
Above: Should have brought goggles.
Above: Are you alright down there?
Above: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the flooded camping area, in the hope you’ll arrive at your stuff.
Above: Every year, dedicated Glastonbury volunteers paint oil drums to make the festival’s famous bins. Not that many people actually use them…
Above: We are really enjoying ourselves! Honestly, we really, really are.
Above: White Lightning and a crusty foot: a winning combination.
Above: The right footwear.
Above: Nearly there…
Above: Just think of the washing!
Above: Best weekend ever.
Above: Sorry, don’t drive on the what?
Above: Get a tent.
Above: Don’t slip
Above: Nice spot for a sit-down.
Above: Mucky you.
Above: Not so convenient conveniences
Above: Feeling a bit poo.
Above: Abandoned wellies
Above: “Weee!” (Literally.)
Above: So proud.
Above: Let’s march in solidarity.
Above: Ah, the beautiful British countryside.