Glastonbury festival-goers travelling from Newcastle forced off bus due to traffic chaos

Ticket holders reportedly had to walk the rest of the way to the festival

A group heading to Glastonbury from Newcastle were reportedly forced to leave the bus they were travelling on miles from the festival site.

The festival-goers walked the rest of the way to Worthy Farm after their driver ran out of hours he was legally allowed to drive for due to the huge traffic chaos on the way to the event.

A marketing assistant at nearby Kilver Court said the group were in “really good spirits” despite the situation. Rachel McInnes told Chronicle Live: “They were tired but so happy to be able to buy a hot drink and a quick bite to eat from us before making the four-mile walk up to the Festival. Considering the traffic delays, everyone has been in great spirits.

“It takes about 40 minutes to get to the festival from here. The traffic is nose to tail on the roads, a lot have their engines off, so it’s probably faster to walk.”

Somerset MP David Warburton called the queues on the roads around the festival site “carmageddon” and claimed to have received complaints from his constituents.

He said: “The festival at Glastonbury brings so much to our area and it’s certainly something I’ve been enjoying for around 30 years, but the traffic this year really has been appalling.”
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