Statement re water provision at Glastonbury Festival 2019


June 29, 2019

There is not a water shortage at this year’s Glastonbury. Our supply is running as normal. As always in hot weather, demand for water has increased, so we have put in place the usual restrictions on staff / guest showers and the limited number of public showers.

We have more than 850 taps on site, all of which provide free drinking water. These taps all have a ready supply of water.

All bars are also offering free tap water. And although we no longer sell water in single use bottles, all of our food traders are selling both water and soft drink in cans. There is also not a shortage of this canned water, which is available for those who wish to purchase it.

Water is also being given out from our Info points and we have roving teams providing water from backpacks.

So far, the on-site ambulance control have had just 27 heat-related calls for assistance, covering the 200,000+ people on site.

There may be queues for taps at some of the busier places, so we ask everyone to be patient and to look for taps in quieter areas of the site.

Thank you.

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