Glastonbury bans single-use plastic bottles
The festival is making the change in a bid to reduce waste Glastonbury organisers have announced that single-use plastic bottles will not be available at the 2019 edition of the festival.
Read more: Glastonbury 2019: headliners rumours, bookies odds and everything we know so far No plastic bottles will be on sale at the Worthy Farm event, which takes place between June 26-30, while the vessels will also not be supplied in any of the festival’s backstage, production, catering, or dressing room areas.
While festival-goers won’t be stopped from bringing plastic bottles on site, they are being encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle with them, which can be refilled at the numerous water taps across the site.
Free drinking water will also be available from every bar.
For those wishing to purchase drinks, canned soft drinks and canned Life Water will be available to purchase in place of bottled beverages.
I really hope that everyone – from ticket-holder to headliner – will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference.
It’s now or never.” Yesterday (February 26), it was reported that Glastonbury had been given permission to increase its capacity to 210,000 people as long as the extra attendees travel by public transport.
Meanwhile, Eavis previously gave updates on the festival site, saying the Arcadia team were working on a new area and new design, Bloc 9 would be expanding with a “mind-blowing” new installation, and a new area would be introduced to The Park.
The Cure and The Killers are currently the bookies’ favourites to fill the other two main headline slots.
Kylie Minogue and Janelle Monáe have also been confirmed to perform at the festival, while Lizzo recently told NME that she would be appearing too.