Glastonbury offer fans biodegradable tent pegs

Festival to protect dairy cows with new technology

Glastonbury Festival will offer all attendees to this year’s event free biodegradable tent pegs.

The pegs, made from wheat and potatoes, will stop injuries to dairy cows from the hundreds of metal tent pegs that are left every year after the event.

Over 100,000 packs of ten tent pegs, which will begin to disintegrate a few weeks after being used, are being distributed as festivalgoers enter the site.

Organiser Michael Eavis explained: “We are really pleased to have worked together with Millets to develop a unique eco-friendly solution to the metal tent pegs that are dug up after the Glastonbury Festival.

“The traditional metal tent pegs are harmful to our herd of dairy cows. These unique tent pegs mean we will have happy cows and support our new campaign to ‘Love The Farm, Leave No Trace’.”

The festival takes place at Pilton Farm, Somerset, from June 27-29, with acts already confirmed including The Verve, Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, Hot Chip and Leonard Cohen.

Fans must register for Glastonbury’s anti-touting measures today (March 14) to be able to buy tickets when they go on sale on April6.