There was a time when Glastonbury was as much a trial of fortitude as it was a chance to see your favourite bands.
Wading through thick mud to pitch a flimsy tent in the rain, joining a 50-strong queue for a temporary loo and surviving on a couple of hours sleep pushed even the most hardened of music fans to the limit.
But not anymore: this year’s festival will reach new heights of luxury – thanks to a pop-up hotel with its own swimming pool.
Glamping has been taken to the next level – if you have £13,000 to spare and have already got your hands on the sold out £228 tickets.
After a long day on their feet, the glampers will be able take a relaxing soak in the exclusive pool before lounging on a secluded sun deck.
And rather than curling up in a soggy sleeping bag, guests at The Pop Up Hotel will slip between the sheets of spacious queen-sized beds.
Along with hot showers and central heating, other luxuries on offer include a ‘pamper area’ with dressing tables and hair-dryers, a spa and power points. There is also a concierge service, a car park and 24-hour security on the Somerset site.
The priciest option is a ‘tenthouse suite’, which costs up to £13,000 for the five-day festival. It features three fully-furnished bedrooms, a huge living room and even a dressing room.
Another option choice is an iconic American RV with en-suite chemical loo and central heating – for £6,000.
Those who prefer sleeping under canvas without sacrificing their creature comforts can take their pick from cosy yurts, sprawling tented cabins and jazzy gypsy caravans.
There’s even a private railway carriage for two, with a wooden floor, outdoor stove and a composting toilet.
Alternative accommodation can be booked at www.thepopuphotel.com
The price of luxury:
Classic room 15ft bell tent – £1,795
Lotus belle tent – £1,995
Traditional 10ft yurt plus one guest – £2,195
Traditional 16ft traditional yurt – £3,145
Superior 16ft bell tent – £2,995
Tented cabin – £3,695
Railway carriage for two guests – £3,995
Airstream luxury RV – £5,995
This year’s festival features the likes of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry and Stormzy headlining, among scores of other acts.