Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis clarifies festival alcohol policy

Eavis confirms that festival goers will be permitted to wheel in alcohol on trolleys

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has clarified the festival’s alcohol policy after an email was sent out to ticket holders earlier today (June 13).

Following this morning’s email, there had been some confusion as to whether festivalgoers would be allowed to transport alcohol onto the festival site using wheelbarrows or trolleys.

“In reference to the email about alcohol that went out to Glastonbury 2013 ticket holders this morning, my personal preference is for people that come to our festival to drink much less!” Eavis wrote on the festival’s website. “However, Glastonbury remains the only major festival that allows people to bring their own alcohol in, and you are still OK to bring your own alcohol through the gates, providing it’s just for your own use (whether it’s on a trolley or not).”


The full day-by-day line-up for this year’s Glastonbury Festival was revealed earlier this month. Full running orders for the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, Park Stage, John Peel Stage, Acoustic tent, Avalon Stage, Left Field, William’s Green, Sonic, Wow!, Gully, BBC Introducing, Cinema and Kidz Field have all been confirmed.

The extensive line-up includes some surprising additions, including Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth, who will perform on the Sunday (June 30) on the Avalon Stage alongside The Staves, Evan Dando and headliner Xavier Rudd. Forsyth joins headliners Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons and The Rolling Stones on the eclectic bill.

Elsewhere, it has been revealed that The Vaccines and Palma Violets will both perform small gigs at the William’s Green stage on the Sunday of the festival. The bands lead an impressive bill for the stage on the festival’s final day, with The View and Everything Everything also scheduled to perform.

This year’s Glastonbury festival is to be live streamed for the first time with viewers able to watch different stages as sets happen. The BBC will use the latest digital technology to allow viewers to choose from simultaneous live streams from all the major stages and has today (May 30) announced that over 250 hours of footage will be broadcast across the weekend.

Click here to see the full list of artists and stages for Glastonbury 2013.

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