Glastonbury expert says there's a 'best time' to shower at the festival - and it's not when you think

Festivalgoers cool down with a home-made shower on the opening day of the Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm in the village of Pilton in Somerset, southwest England, on June 26, 2024. The festival takes place from June 26 to June 30. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Glastonbury Festival regular, Dan Thomas, has offered some valuable advice for those wishing to freshen up at the event. He frequently shares insider knowledge about the festival on social media and recently gave fans an insight into the shower facilities.

Due to the high demand for water at the festival, shower options are somewhat limited, reports Wales Online. The festival organisers suggest bringing a wash cloth and soap for a traditional strip wash.

In a video from May, Thomas outlined five ways to shower at the festival, what to expect from the queues (spoiler - some of them are long), and where to find free or paid-for facilities. While some attendees may be desperate for a shower, many choose to forego this luxury for the duration of the five-day event.

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For those who can't bear the thought of being covered in sweat and dirt, here's what you need to know. Thomas said: "The first option is the Naked Sauna and Campfire at the Lost Horizons. They have paid access and the showers, like everything, are communal."

These showers cost between £15 for a single entry and £50 for full week access. He added: "Next is the Greenpeace area which has free, single-gender communal showers. Now this one gets busy, the best time to go is in the morning or the early evening. But the very best time to go, I've found, is just after lunch. These are completely free to use.

"If you're going glamping, you'll likely have showers included there."

Dan further stated: "Also free and available to festival goers of any age are the single cubicle showers at The Kidz Field. And these also get quite busy... but there is one more option, one which is free for you to use all week and doesn't involve any queuing."

"One is by taking a solar-powered shower, which is surprisingly cheap. And the other is by taking a USB-powered shower, which isn't a lot more."