Michael Eavis has warned festival-goers against booking off-site accommodation for Glastonbury Festival 2013.
In a statement on the festival’s website, the Glastonbury boss referred to one firm’s failure to provide their promised site for this year’s festival, leaving him to ensure they were catered for instead.
He said: “Off-site camping facilities at Glastonbury have generally caused me problems, but even more so this year. One operator failed to deliver his site, having taken the money from unsuspecting purchasers, and left me with a £60,000 bill, as I couldn’t bear the thought of 3,000 people turning up here and being let down at the last minute.”
Eavis added that, as a result, the festival would not give out information about off-site accommodation in future and that fans should camp within the festival site instead.
“This wasn’t the first time people have been let down, and as a consequence of this we simply cannot allow the same problems to happen again in 2013, so we will no longer be giving out any information about these off-site accommodation providers and would encourage Festival-goers to use only the accommodation we provide,” he said.
He warned: “Glastonbury Festival is not responsible for the provision of off-site accommodation or any arrangements made with third parties such as accommodation providers, so we would urge people to think before parting with their money.”
Eavis also revealed that information regarding official accommodation would be released on the Glastonbury website when tickets for the 2013 festival go on sale next year, inviting those with queries to contact the festival’s office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01749 890 470.