Glastonbury to start providing washing machines for festival-goers

From 2013, muddy clothes at Worthy Farm could be a thing of the past...

Glastonbury festival will provide washing machines for punters starting from 2013, according to reports.

Visitors to the Worthy Farm event will now be able to clean their mud-splattered clothes on the festival’s site, reports The Sun, after Michael Eavis agreed to install the washing machines to satisfy “far more demanding” fans.

Glastonbury‘s operations director Melvin Benn said:

Older fans are getting far more demanding and we have to respond. That means better toilets and now washing machine facilities.


This year’s Glastonbury festival was hit by mud and gloomy weather, with Glasvegas frontman James Allan reportedly refusing to leave his dressing room without a towel in case he dirtied his pristine white clothing.

Although Glastonbury won’t take place next year as the site is given time to recover, Eavis hinted earlier this year that he had already lined up the headliners for the festival’s return in 2013 .

He said: “We’ve already got three headliners lined up for 2013. I know who they all are, but I’m not going to go into details about that. It took us years to really get headliners, you know.”

Earlier this week (November 15), Glastonbury triumphed at the UK Festival Awards, taking home the gong for Best Major Festival. Other prize winners at the bash, which was held at London‘s Roundhouse, included Bestival and Sonisphere.