For many, part of the fun of attending a festival is camping in their own tent, dealing with the weather however it comes, and being stuck right in the centre of all the action.

However, this isn’t everyone’s idea of a perfect festival experience. Some people want to spend their days enjoying the brilliant music and sampling the food on offer, then go back to a luxury hotel or glamping location to prepare for the next day in peace.

If you want to live the life of luxury while attending the festival, there are plenty of places where you can find your own personal Glastonbury Retreat.

In this article, we’ll be taking you through the various glamping options at Glastonbury that you can purchase in addition to your ticket if you want to enjoy the festival weekend, without having to worry about rain, mud, or uncomfortable sleeping bags!

Is there VIP camping at Glastonbury?

Yes, if you’re not a fan of the idea of sleeping on the ground in a tent and sleeping bag, there are plenty of other Glastonbury luxury accommodation options that you can choose from instead.

Please note that the majority of VIP camping sites are not on the actual festival site, so will involve a slight walk when you want to get in and out.

Your first option is to visit one of the many hotels that are located in the surrounding area of Glastonbury, which includes:

  • The Pig
  • Babington House
  • Talbot
  • The Bath Arms at Longleat
  • The Lion at Babcarby
  • The Newt


All of these hotels have a shuttle service that runs between the hotel and the festival, this means that you don’t have to worry about organising your own transportation to and from your Glastonbury luxury accommodation.

However, if you want to go down the glamping route, there’s no better Glastonbury Retreat, than The Pop-Up Hotel.

We’re located just a short walk from Gate D and accessible from the main road, so we’re one of the closest options if you want to experience pure luxury during the festival.

Our VIP hotel comes with a range of different accommodation styles so that you can take your pick from the basic rooms to the more elaborate options. Whatever you choose, as a guest at our hotel, you’ll gain access to all the facilities we have, including a restaurant, bar, multi-treatment spa, and a full-sized pool.

We want our guests to feel like they’re staying at a luxury hotel when they are in one of our glamping options, so we’ll do everything we can to make you feel right at home – including providing proper beds and ensuite rooms.

Where do the celebrities stay at Glastonbury?

You may find the odd celebrity who likes to join everyone else for the fun of sleeping under canvas, but most of the time you’ll find them in one of the many glamping options in and around Glastonbury.

Many will choose to stay in some of the hotels we listed above, but it’s also not uncommon to see your favourite celebrity walking around the glamping pitches – so if you’re visiting us for the next Glastonbury, you should keep your eyes peeled for some A-lister spotting.

How much does it cost to go glamping at Glastonbury?

The cost of glamping at Glastonbury will all depend on the accommodation option you choose the cost of this will come on top of the regular price of your ticket.

For the more basic options, like our classic room, you can expect to pay around £2,499 for two people. However, if you really want to take luxury to the next level and choose one of our tent suites, you can look at paying up to £24,999 for eight people.

There are plenty of options to fit your budget, depending on how lavish you want to feel over the five-day weekend.

How much does a tipi cost at Glastonbury?

What could be better than arriving at Glastonbury festival and having your tipi all set up and furnished for you – it’s much better than having to set everything up for yourself!

A spacious tipi is a perfect way to enjoy your festival experience, and it won’t come at too much of an additional price.

For a Glastonbury tipi, you’re looking at paying between £1,500–£2,000 on top of your standard ticket price – which is a small price to pay for being able to really get the most out of your downtime.