As the gates to the Glastonbury Festival open and thousands from across the UK and beyond flood inside, many of which will include Bristolians.
But what is the best way to travel to the event from the South West of England? Plus, what is the weather going to be like throughout the week? Here is everything you need to know.
When is Glastonbury Festival 2022 and where is it being held?
Glastonbury Festival 2022 is scheduled to once again take place across five summer days this month, kicking off on Wednesday, 22 June.
The full address of Worthy Farm is as follows: Worthy Lane, Shepton Mallet, Pilton, Somerset, BA4 4BY
How can I get to the festival from Bristol?
Glastonbury Festival 2022 is just under 25 miles (24.3) from Bristol City Centre, meaning that any Bristolians attending the event will not need to travel too far; which should hopefully make the journey more cost effective.
Means of transport to the grounds of Worthy Farm vary, whether you wish to travel simply by car, bus or train.
According to travel experts Rome2Rio, the recommended way to travel to the music festival from the Bristol region is via a bus service.
You can take the line 376 bus from Knowle, Greenmore Road to Glastonbury, The Queen’s Head using First Bristol.
They run this line once every approximately 40 minutes, and the journey time varies between one hour and 16 minutes to one hour and 20 minutes.
Here is a list of all the stops of the 376 bus:
- Knowle, Greenmore Road (BS4)
- Knowle, Greenleaze
- Hengrove, Wootton Park
- Hengrove, Clive Road
- Hengrove, New Fosseway Road
- Hengrove, Whitecross Avenue
- Whitchurch, Gilda Parade
- Whitchurch Village, Saltwell Avenue
- Whitchurch Village, The Witheys
- Whitchurch Village, Sleep Lane
- Whitchurch Village, Norton Lane
- Hursley Hill, Tyning House
- Hursley Hill, Gibbet Lane
- Belluton Lane
- Pensford Bridge
- Pensford, Hillcrest
- Whitley Batts
- Chelwood House
- Clutton, Featherbed Lane
- Clutton, Rogers Close
- Clutton, Station Road
- Cholwell Farm
- Temple Cloud, Paulwood Road
- Temple Cloud, Cameley Surgery
- Temple Cloud, Temple Bridge Farm
- White Cross
- Farrington Gurney, Main Street
- Ston Easton, Rush Hill
- Chewton Mendip, The Crossroads
- Chewton Mendip, High Street
- Bathway, Back Lane
- Bathway, Police House
- Nedge Hill, The Crossroads
- Nedge Hill, The Cottages
- Green Ore Crossroads
- Green Ore, North Lodge
- Pen Hill, Barrow Cottage
- Walcombe, Bristol Hill
- Walcombe, Beryl Farm
- Wells, College Road
- Wells, New Street
- Wells, HSBC Bank
- Wells, Bus Station
- Wells, Cow and Gate Factory
- Wells, Jocelyn Drive Turn
- Upper Coxley, Brownes Garden Centre
- Upper Coxley, Littlewell Cottages
- Coxley, Memorial Hall
- Coxley, The Church
- Polsham Junction
- Southway, Hartlake Bridge
- Glastonbury, Old Wells Road
- Glastonbury, Waggon & Horses Pub
- Glastonbury, Avalon Estate
- Glastonbury, Wells Road Cemetery
- Glastonbury, Wells Road
- Glastonbury, The Queen’s Head (BA6 9DD)
For further information about the bus service, such as ticket prices (which vary from as little as £2.30 per adult) visit the First Bristol website.
Travel experts and BristolWorld greatly recommend that any Bristolian attending this year’s Glastonbury Festival to not use a train service.
This is largely due to the ongoing RMT strikes that have grinded at least 80% of the entire UK’s railway services to a halt, especially on the three days of strike action..
Railway companies across Bristol have released a dramatically reduced timetable over the course of this week and have urged customers to only use it if ‘absolutely necessary’.
Plus, due to the disruption, there are very few if any train services that go anywhere near the Glastonbury Festival.
Why not use your trusty car and make your own way to the grounds of the Glastonbury Festival this year?
The journey time from Bristol City Centre to Worthy Farm stands at just around 44 minutes, which makes this the quickest form of transport to the event.
However, organisers have pledged to reduce carbon emissions and are urging festival goers to at least car share to not only be more environmentally friendly, but to share the cost of fuel - which is astronomic across the country at the moment, so if you are looking to use the car to get to the festival, make sure to fill up at one of the cheapest filling stations in Bristol.
In another way to try and promote environmentally safe travel to this year’s Glastonbury music festival, organisers are also suggesting people to cycle to the event.
Using a National Cycle Route for a large proportion of the estimated 30 mile journey, it will not be a short ride with a journey time of just over three hours.
However, as summer has arrived and if you are fighting fit to get that summer body, cycling for this amount of time will burn at least 2,000 calories.
What is the weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival 2022?
Met Office Chief Forecaster Neil Armstrong issued the following statement: “Our advice that you should plan for both sunhats and raincoats for this year’s festival remains.”
“There will be plenty of sunshine today across the South West, although there could be more clouds later in the day, and temperatures will reach 26C or 27C.
“The warm and sunny conditions continue on Thursday, but there will be an increasing risk of thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening which bring a risk of some torrential downpours. The exact location of these is still uncertain, but people can stay up to date with the latest forecast information and warnings through our website or app.”
For the longer term, Deputy Chief Forecaster Daniel Rudman added: “From Friday onward the weather will become more unsettled. There is a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms in the Glastonbury area on both Friday and Saturday, although these should be quick moving, some surface water might accumulate at times from the heaviest showers. Temperatures will start to dip as we go through the end of the week returning to near normal for the time of year, with highs likely around 18-20C.
“Sunday is expected to be mostly dry and bright at first but with showers once again developing through the morning, some of which could be heavy, and possibly thundery. The unsettled pattern is expected to continue to dominate into the start of next week.”