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People can’t believe how much a can of water costs at Glastonbury, while food and drink prices spark debate

People can’t believe how much a can of water costs at Glastonbury, while food and drink prices spark debate
People can’t believe how much a can of water costs at Glastonbury, while food and drink prices spark debate

If you don’t want to get caught up in the debate about this year’s Glastonbury awards, avoid social media.

The famous festival, currently in its 54th year in Somerset, is the only topic of conversation on anyone who hasn’t been there yet – and I promise we’re not jealous.

While we may miss out on a weekend in the musical wonderland of Worthy Farm, at least we’ve saved a few pounds and won’t have to shell out exorbitant amounts of money for essentials.

While drinking and dancing are the main focus for most festival-goers, it is especially important to drink enough.

However, when you have to pay a whopping £2.50 for a small 330ml can or 500ml bottle of water, people are a little more reluctant to spend their money.

Alternatively, visitors can purchase a reusable Glastonbury water bottle for £7.50, which they can refill at the various water points around the huge site.

But after I discovered the prices of H2A picture of the festival’s Village Inn Bar menu shared online had many social media users feeling quite smug about sitting at home with Aqua on tap.

The price of a can of water at Glastonbury shocked many people. (X/@glastobation)

The price of a can of water at Glastonbury shocked many people. (X/@glastobation)

One said: “£2.50 for a can of water is criminal.”

Another sarcastically commented: “There is no cost of living crisis there…”, while a third joked: “*Puts two more bags of wine in the Glasto bag*.”

And people weren’t particularly impressed with the prices listed on the rest of the menu either, with X users saying £6 for a pint of Coke was a bit excessive and £43.50 for a bottle of Prosecco was a fortune.

“Drink prices at events are ridiculous these days,” added another.

However, others pointed out that Glastonbury is encouraging people to take a sustainable approach and use refillable water bottles that can be refilled at taps, WaterAid kiosks and bars – so hydration is free if you remember your bottle.

The festival is now in full swing in Somerset. (Joe Maher/Getty Images)

The festival is now in full swing in Somerset. (Joe Maher/Getty Images)

A statement on the festival website said: “We encourage all festival-goers to use a reusable water bottle and refill it for free at over 850 water points, including 30 bottle filling stations, seven taps and four water bars (at the Pyramid Stage, West Holts, Other Stage and The Park), as well as six WaterAid kiosks.”

Anyone who has walked Worthy Farm will know that the legs are doing a lot of mileage and it’s even harder in the bright sunshine, so it’s important to drink plenty of water.

But one can imagine that people would still be displeased at having to pay £2.50 for a can of water if they accidentally left their refillable bottle in the tent.

Eating at Glasto isn’t exactly cheap, with the prices of food and drinks shocking people this year.

Consider how much a few drinks and some food might cost you:

Eat

Although there are hundreds of sellers on the site, here are the average prices of popular items:

  • French fries: £4 – £7
  • Loaded Fries with various toppings: £7 – £9
  • Burgers: £10-11
  • Burger and fries: £10 – £14
  • Burritos: £9.50 – £12
  • Nachos: £9
  • Fully packed nachos: £11-13
  • Chilli and rice: £6 – £10
  • Toasties: £8.50 – £11

Bar prices in Glastonbury’s San Remo

Cocktails:

  • Lagertha – £13
  • Dream Machine – £13
  • Rum Pump – £13
  • Mexican Sunrise – £13
  • Paloma- £13
  • Vodka Espresso – £13
  • Morning Mary – £13

Shots and spirits:

  • Cactus Flower Shot, El Sueno Tequila – £5.90
  • Spirits and mixers individually – £9
  • Spirits and mixers double – £12
  • Vodka Red Bull / Red Bull Tropical single – £9
  • Vodka Red Bull / Red Bull Tropical double – £12

Beer and cider:

  • Brothers Cider Half – £5
  • Brother Cider Pint – £6.70
  • San Miguel, larger half – £5
  • San Miguel Lager Pint – £7

Wine:

  • Red – £7.50
  • White – £7.50
  • Rose – £7.50

Soft drinks and water:

  • Red Bull (Original, Sugar Free or Tropical) – £4
  • Soft drinks/water – £3
The San Remo Bar is a popular meeting place at Glasto. (OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The San Remo Bar is a popular meeting place at Glasto. (OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Glastonbury 2024: full line-up and set times

The line-up for Glastonbury 2024 with the artists’ performance times is as follows:

Pyramid Stage – Friday (28 June)

  • Dua Lipa: 22:00 – 23:45
  • LCD Sound System: 19:45 – 21:00
  • PJ Harvey: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Paul Heaton: 16:15 – 17:15
  • Seventeen: 14:45 – 15:45
  • Olivia Dean: 13:15 – 14:15
  • Squeeze: 12:00 – 12:45

Pyramid Stage – Saturday (29 June)

  • Coldplay: 21:45 – 23:45
  • Little Simz: 19:45 – 20:45
  • Michael Kiwanuka: 17:45 – 18:45
  • Keane: 16:00 – 17:00
  • Cyndi Lauper: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Ayra Starr: 13:15 – 14:00
  • Femi Kuti: 12:00 – 12:45

Pyramid Stage – Sunday (30 June)

  • SZA: 21:30 – 23:15
  • Burna Boy: 19:30 – 20:30
  • Janelle Monae: 17:45 – 18:45
  • Shania Twain: 15:45 – 17:00
  • Paloma Faith: 13:45 – 14:45
  • Seasick Steve: 12:30 – 13:15
  • Networked Ballet: 11:30 – 12:00

Other stage – Friday (28 June)

  • Idle: 22:15 – 23:30
  • D-Block Europe: 20:30 – 21:30
  • Anne Marie: 18:45 – 19:45
  • Bombay Bicycle Club: 17:15 – 18:15
  • Confidant: 15:45 – 16:45
  • Headie One: 14:15 – 15:15
  • The Snuts: 13:00 – 13:45
  • Annie Mac: 11:30 – 12:30

Other stage – Saturday (29 June)

  • Disclosure: 22:30 – 23:45
  • The streets: 20:30 – 21:30
  • Camila Cabello: 18:45 – 19:45
  • Block party: 17:15 – 18:15
  • The last dinner party: 15:45 – 16:45
  • Times: 14:15 – 15:15
  • The Bars: 13:00 – 13:45
  • Jamie Webster: 11:45 – 12:30

Other stage – Sunday (30 June)

  • The National: 21:45 – 23:15
  • Two Door Cinema Club: 19:45 – 20:45
  • Avril Lavigne: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Nothing But Thieves: 16:30 – 17:30
  • Jacob: 15:00 -16:00
  • Soft play: 13:45 – 14:30
  • Rachel Chinouriri: 12:30 – 13:15
  • The Zutons: 11:15 – 12:00

West Holts Stage – Friday (28 June)

  • Jungle: 22:15 – 23:45
  • Healing: 20:15 – 21:30
  • Danny Brown: 18:30 – 19:30
  • Sugababes: 16:55 – 7:55
  • Noname: 15:30 – 16:25
  • Squid: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Asha Puthli: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Sofia Koutesis: 11:00 – 12:00

West Holts Stage – Saturday (29 June)

  • Jessie Ware: 22:15 – 23:45
  • Masego: 20:30 – 21:30
  • Black Pumas: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Nitin Sawhney: 17:30 – 18:30
  • Corinne Bailey Rae: 16:00 – 17:00
  • Alogte Oho and his sounds of joy: 14:30 – 15:30
  • The Skatalites: 13:00 – 14:00
  • 47soul: 11:30 – 12:30

West Holts Stage – Sunday (30 June)

  • Justice: 22:00 – 23:15
  • Nia Archives: 20:00 – 21:00
  • Brittany Howard: 18:30 – 19:30
  • Jordan Rakei: 17:00 – 18:00
  • Steel Pulse: 15:30 – 16:30
  • Balming Tiger: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Jalen Ngonda: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Matthew Halsall: 11:00 – 12:00

Woodsies – Friday (28 June)

  • Jamie XX: 22:30 – 23:45
  • Sampha: 21:00 – 22:00
  • Declan McKenna: 19:30 – 20:30
  • Arlo Park: 18:00 – 19:00
  • The vaccinations: 16:30 – 17:30
  • Kenya Grace: 15:15 – 16:00
  • Remi Wolf: 14:00 – 14:45
  • Lambrini Girls: 12:45 – 13:30
  • Voice of Baceprot: 11:30 – 12:15

Woodsies – Saturday (29 June)

  • Gossip: 22:30 – 23:45
  • Sleaford Mods: 21:00 – 22:00
  • Yard Act: 19:30 -20:30
  • To be announced: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Fat White Family: 16:30 – 17:30
  • Soccer Mom: 15:15 – 16:00
  • Mannequin Pussy: 14:00 – 14:45
  • High visibility: 12:45 – 13:30
  • Kneecap: 11:30 – 12:30

Woodsies – Sunday (30 June)

  • James Blake: 21:30 – 22:45
  • Romy: 20:00 – 21:00
  • Kim Gordon: 18:30 – 19:30
  • Always: 17:00 – 18:00
  • Blondshell: 15:30 – 16:30
  • New father: 14:00 – 15:00
  • The Ks: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Jayahadadream: 11:15 – 12:00

The Park Stage – Friday (28 June)

  • Fontaines DC: 23:00 – 00:15
  • King Krule: 21:15 – 22:15
  • Aurora: 19:30 – 20:30
  • Dexys: 18:00 – 19:00
  • This is the kit: 16:30 – 17:30
  • The Mary Wallopers: 15:15 – 16:00
  • Barry can’t swim: 14:00 – 14:45
  • Moonchild Sanelly: 12:45 – 13:30
  • Lynx: 11:30 – 12:10

The Park Stage – Saturday (29 June)

  • Peggy Gou: 23:00 – 00:15
  • Orbit: 21:15 – 22:15
  • The Breeders: 19:30 – 20:30
  • Lankum: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Arooj Aftab: 16:30 – 17:30
  • Otoboke Beaver: 15:15 – 16:00
  • Bar Italia: 14:00 – 14:45
  • Kara Jackson: 12:45 – 13:30
  • Johnny Flynn: 11:30 – 12:10

The Park Stage – Sunday (30 June)

  • London Grammar: 21:15 – 22:30
  • Ghetts: 19:30 – 20:30
  • Mount Kimbie: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Baxter Dury: 16:30 – 17:30
  • Mdou Moctar: ​​​​15:15 – 16:00
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: 14:00 – 14:45
  • Lime Garden: 12:45 – 13:30
  • Problem pattern: 11:30 – 12:10

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