We were crawling on the floor laughing our heads off. Before you say it, it wasn’t because of the amount of cider we had consumed. No, we were instructed to crawl on the floor by the man on the “door”. We went around bend after bend until we got to an opening. As we crawled through we emerged into an area of Glastonbury I had wanted to visit for ages. The Rabbit Hole.
Is The Rabbit Hole A Glastonbury Myth?
If you haven’t heard of it, The Rabbit Hole is another “secret area” of Glastonbury Festival. Unlike The Underground Piano Bar, the Rabbit Hole generally stays in the same area of the festival. Which is in The Park. There are two Rabbit Holes and people get confused at what all the fuss is about. The Rabbit Hole Bar is easy to find and has great live music. The “other” Rabbit Hole is trickier to find.
It’s All A Riddle
Look for Alice in Wonderland-type clues like white rabbits, teapots, etc. If you see people queuing for something random, then that could be it. However, just because you have found it, it doesn’t mean that you can waltz straight in. Oh no. You have to answer a riddle first. How do you get the answer? Well, the answer to the riddle always seems to be passed on at Glastonbury. We have always had the answer but have not always found the Rabbit Hole!
Inside The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury
Once you have entered the Rabbit Hole expect a festival within a festival. Think Mad Hatters Tea party on acid! When we were there in 2019, there was a large bar, dancefloor, DJs and street performers. There are lots of tents with things going on in them. And I am sure there was a hot tub!
The entrance to The Rabbit Hole is opened in the evening. They never say when so you have to be lucky. When we went it was open around sunset because I remember watching Michael Kiwanuka play at The Park Stage. It does get busy and you will probably have to queue but hey, this is Glastonbury. Don’t be surprised if you catch a secret set in there too. Fontaines DC and Let’s Eat Grandma have played there.
It stays open until at least 04:00. I honestly can’t remember what time we left. Okay, maybe the ciders and rum did have an effect on me after all! I am sure about that jacuzzi though!
There are many areas of Glastonbury that make it not just another festival. The Stone Circle, The Green Fields and the charities come to mind. Add The Rabbit Hole to that list. If you have the chance, do try and find it. My mission this year is to be in The Rabbit Hole, The Underground Piano Bar and the secret bar in the NYC Downlow. Like all Glastonbury plans, that could all just evaporate with the randomness of the moment.
For more tips on Glastonbury Areas please click here: Ultimate Guide to Glastonbury Festival Areas.