Glastonbury by Numbers

Over the years, we have worked with a number of festivals including Glastonbury to provide beer cooling solutions. We’ve found out some cool facts about Glastonbury, the UK’s most famous music festival and thought that we’d share some of our favourites with you.

Amazing Facts and Figures:

In 2003, 400,000 pints of beer and cider were drunk from the official bars alone -and that’s not counting how much is creatively carried in.

Over 1 million people applied for just 120,000 tickets in 2015. The total official attendance at all festivals since 1970 is 2.8 million. This is equivalent to the entire population of North East England or the total population of Mongolia (and doesn’t include the numerous times the fence was compromised and hundreds of fans without tickets snuck in). Festival-goers in 2005 saw some of the worst weather on Glastonbury record and the whole site was flooded and was 4 feet underwater.

However, despite the stereotype, it doesn’t always rain at Glastonbury. In 2010, revellers experienced 64.3 hours of sun and temperatures of up to 27.3 degrees Celsius.2,485 miles of toilet roll was brought onsite for the first day of Glastonbury in 2007. That’s the distance from London to Baghdad.

It costs £.22m to stage Glastonbury every year 15TB – the amount of wi-fi data available to punters at the 2016 festival via EE’s specially designed Wi-fi bushes.

10,000 -the number of Lego brick sit took to build the Glastonbury scene at LEGOLAND, Windsor (5,400 of those made up the Pyramid stage alone, built entirely to scale’).

Glastonbury festival uses 30 megawatts of electricity over the weekend – the same amount of energy as the whole city of Bath 140,000 tubes of free sun cream were handed out at the 2002 festival by the welfare tent.

In 1987, hundreds of pairs of trousers were stolen from tents at night to pick-pocket the valuables. The next morning, people walked round with bare legs until their clothes were recovered from a ditch. Tickets to the first concert in 1970 cost only £.1 and came with a free glass of milk. Glastonbury became annual in 1981 but the organiser and land-owner, Michael Eavis still takes a break every 5 years to allow the site to recover. Not surprising, given how huge it is.

All 998 residents of the nearest village, Pilon, are given free tickets to the festival every year. There are a staggering 5000 toilets onsite at Glastonbury – and a further 700 metres of urinals. In 2007, one volunteer who helped clean up after the punters netted himself a nice profit of £.6,000 in cash that was forgotten or left behind. At 2010’s festival, there were over 400 food stalls for the festival-goers to choose from.

How Our Coolers Keep You Hydrated at Glastonbury…


Every year one of our biggest (and coolest’) challenges is to provide beer cooling equipment for Glastonbury music festival. This is no mean feat to organise, so we thought we’d let you in on the top-secret process of preparing our Rugged Event Coolers for this huge event.