Camping at the Big Ground Glastonbury. The Big Ground is one of the most popular camping sites at Glastonbury Festival. We have camped here a few times and always enjoyed it. The Big Ground faces the Pyramid Stage so that is why it is super popular.
Where is the best place to park for the Big Ground?
If you are coming to Glastonbury by car then the best place to park for the Big Ground is the Purple or Blue Car Parks.
Which gate is best to enter for the Big Ground?
Make sure you enter through either Gates B or C. These are the closest gates to The Big Ground.
How quickly does the Big Ground fill up?
Each year can be different but the Big Ground is normally full by Wednesday afternoon. If you want to camp here you will either have to queue overnight or get on site early. We have managed to find a spot in the afternoon but that was just for one tent. Now that we camp with all our mates it is different.
Is the Big Ground noisy?
Again, each year can be different than the last and it all depends on your neighbours. However, in general, no the Big Ground isn’t noisy. Once the final acts have finished on the Pyramid Stage the area becomes quiet as most people head off to Block 9, Shangri La or Arcadia.
Pros and Cons of Camping at Big Ground
If you plan on mainly staying in front of the Pyramid Stage (you shouldn’t!) then the Big Ground camping area is perfect for you.
- Near the main stages.
- Cashpoints, Food and drink, Toilets all near.
- Not too far from the gates.
- Great Views.
- You can hear the Pyramid Stage Acts from your tent.
- Less chance of flooding.
- If you will be going to be spending time in The Park, Arcadia or the naughty corner it is a long trek back to your tent.
- Can get full very quickly.
The Big Ground is a popular choice for a reason. It is the best of both worlds. Not too noisy and not too quiet. If you are willing to queue from the night before then you deserve a great spot.
See you on the farm.