13 June, 2016

Glastonbury Festival - By Numbers

Glastonbury is huge, as we all know, and it has some eye watering numbers to go with it, here we go through the festival by numbers, from how much the festival has taken in total to how many bands have pulled out of a headline slot.

Very nerdy numbers await!

5 days
...of festival fun. The festival runs from June 22nd to 26th in 2016

7 headline acts
... that have pulled out in the history of the festival: The Kinks (1970), Red Hot Chili Peppers (1993), The Stone Roses (1995), Stevie Winwood (1997), Kylie Minogue (2005), U2 (2010) and Foo Fighters (2015)

8.5 miles
...the distance around the edge of the site. The site has grown in size to 900 acres, or around 1.4 square miles. The perimeter now runs a distance of 8.5 miles - around a third of the distance from Dover to Calais.

25 minutes
... this is how quick the festival sold-out this year. 

87 Acts
...have headlined the festival since it's inception.

400 water kiosks
...Don't pay for water when you can top up for free.

400 cows
When the festival isn't on, the fields are home to around 400 cows. 

...there is more than 700 metres of male urinals dotted across the site. The lovingly decorated female urinals known as "Shepees" are cared for by WaterAid volunteers who are also on hand to assist newcomers.

700+ stalls 
In 2013 there was over 700 stalls selling anything and everything you could imagine - apart from illegal stuff obviously.
1,300 Toilets
There are 1,300 the number of compost toilets on site. Don't forget your cup of sawdust!

1500 People
The lowest attendance, however this was in 1970 

This was the first year of 'Glastonbury' where you got a free pint of milk on entry. 

2,000 Long drops
...there will be more than 2000 long drop toilets on site for the festival - even more than last year.

90,000 People 
That's the 'official' capacity of The Pyramid Stage area
153,000 People
This is the highest attendance to date set back in 2005
How many people are registered to buy tickets in 2016

2,800,000 is the total official attendance at all festivals to date. This is the equivalent in size to the entire population of north-east England, or the total population of Mongolia.

That's how much money (inflation included) how much the festival has generated since opening in 1970.