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The seasoned festival goer and DJ Becky Tong shares her tips for Glastonbury with SUITCASE:
My love for the British summer grows deeper every year. I’m usually the first to book a flight to get away, but this year I’ve decided to stay local, spend time in London and enjoy some UK festivals. The first one up is Glastonbury, which for once isn’t looking utterly unbearable on the weather front. The memories you make at Glastonbury are unlike anywhere else and I can’t wait to get out there for a third time.
Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. With hundreds of acts, multiple stages and 175,000 festival goers, it can take you hours walking from one area to the next and getting lost becomes part of the weekend. These are my tips on things not to miss at Glastonbury. Listen to this playlist to get in the mood.
Black Butter's Love Bullets Shangri-La
Shangri-La in general is complete chaos, but it’s also one of the best areas to visit in Glastonbury. It’s the only part of the festival open really late. I had so much fun partying with the Black Butter crew last year. This year they’re taking over the Love Bullets HQ in Shangri-La on the Friday night from 7PM to 6AM. They have Gorgon City, Seb Chew, b2b, Leo Greenslade, Kidnap Kid, Karma Kid and many more.
From The Line Up
The three big acts you can’t miss are Kanye, Mary J Blige and Jamie XX on the Park Stage Friday. For up and coming acts head to the BBC Introducing Stage for my new favourite girl duo EKKAH and the hottest boys Whilk and Misky.
One thing I am so excited to add to my festival experience is staying in one of the famous Snoozeboxes. Thank me later for this tip. Snoozebox is a portable hotel which offers a double room (twin or double bed configuration) for two people. Each room has key lock entry, LED lighting and a USB charging point. Guests have exclusive use of dedicated Snoozy showers and toilets situated close to the rooms. The dream.
Park Stage Bar
I always start or end my night here, backstage at the park stage bar. It has a really chilled vibe and it’s a great meeting point (you need one of those). This is the spot for a night cap before heading back to your tent.
The Stone Circle
This is the place to catch the sunrise. You’ll see some real characters here, the type you would only find at Glastonbury.
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