Glastonbury 2017: Festival goers can stay in a pop-up hotel with pool for a cool £13,000

Glamping at the Glastonbury Festival heads to the next level (SWNS)
Glamping at the Glastonbury Festival heads to the next level (SWNS)

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.

A queen-size bed sure beats a soggy sleeping bag (SWNS)
A queen-size bed sure beats a soggy sleeping bag (SWNS)
Staying at the luxury pop-up hotel will set you back £13,000 (SWNS)
Staying at the luxury pop-up hotel will set you back £13,000 (SWNS)

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.

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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.

Staying at the luxury pop-up hotel will set you back £13,000 (SWNS)
Staying in one of the upmarket yurts costs between £2,100 and £3,100 (SWNS)

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.

Gypsy-style caravans offer an alternative to flimsy tents (SWNS)
Gypsy-style caravans offer an alternative to flimsy tents (SWNS)

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.

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