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99% of tents taken home after Glastonbury Festival 2024

Emily Eavis thanked festivalgoers for their efforts in clearing up Worthy Farm this year.

  • 4 July 2024
99% of tents taken home after Glastonbury Festival 2024

Glastonbury Festival has confirmed that 99% of all tents were taken home after 2024’s event for a third year running.

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis thanked festivalgoers on social media yesterday as the festival came to an end, confirming that just 1% of tents were left on site in the annual clear-up.

“I’m really glad to be able to let you know that 99% of all tents have been taken home,” Eavis said on Instagram. “Thanks to all our amazing festival-goers for taking part and for all their efforts to love the farm and leave no trace, we appreciate it so much.”

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“And a huge thank you to the litter pickers and recycling crews. It’s a remarkable clear-up operation that’s in place,” she added alongside photos of empty campsites from an aerial view.

The landmark tent clear-up isn’t a first - in 2019, Glastonbury confirmed that more than 99% of tents were taken home from the site in a milestone for the annual event.

Each year, Glastonbury makes efforts to lower its waste urging festivalgoers to “leave no trace” when they leave the farm and take home everything brought with them.

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In 2019, Glastonbury banned single-use plastics from being sold at the festival. Other banned items include disposable wipes, glitter, and excess packaging. Disposable vapes are also frowned upon, but not banned.

Glastonbury Festival 2024 came to a close on Monday, July 1. This year, the festival hosted headliners including Coldplay, SZA, Shania Twain, and Dua Lipa.

On Tuesday, July 2, Emily Eavis confirmed that Glastonbury will have an overdue "fallow year" after next year's edition, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter.

This article originally featured on Mixmag Global.

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