This article was seen in the Daily Star (UK).
Glastonbury bosses have caused a stir by asking festival-goers to refrain from peeing anywhere they like.
Up to 210,000 people will be living it up at Britain’s biggest and perhaps the world’s most famous annual music event this weekend, and it’s fair to assume a few will be taking on plenty of drink in the heat.
Yet according to Glasto veterans, the number of loos has failed to catch up with the festival’s increased capacity, causing queues to spend a penny reportedly up to 45 minutes long.
This is of course ignoring the elephant in the room that is the infamous state of festival toilets that are notoriously up there with the most foul places on these sunny shores.
It’s little wonder then that the more desperate and perhaps impatient campers opt to relieve themselves in a quiet corner under the cloak of darkness or against a fence when they think no one’s looking.
The problem, however, seems to have become so widespread that Glastonbury has felt forced to issue a notice over social media.
Captioning a graphic depicting a man making a splash by peeing on the floor, it reads:
“Respect. Don’t pee on the land. Reuse. Reduce. Respect. Love The Farm. Leave No Trace”
Someone replied: “A half an hour wait in the morning for a wee though?”
Speaking on the problem, another Twitter user accused the festival of getting bigger without bringing in more WCs.
Jessica Rhianne wrote: “There are nowhere near enough toilets in certain places where the big acts are on or even at The Stone circle and Glasto sign an 45 minute queue for the nearest toilets at peak times.
“You say don’t pee on the land? What do you expect when there’s hundreds of people ahead of you in a queue? Does this make us think are hard earned money is well spent if you can’t provide enough basics for your attendees.”
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