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Glastonbury Provided With Sleeping Accommodation

Since 2000, we have provided on-site sleeping accommodation for management, staff and many of the support services, including the BBC and Aggreko. There is an army of dedicated people working behind the scenes, which starts weeks before the festival, and goes on for weeks afterwards.

It is important that these hard-working staff have the right facilities to ensure they get the rest and recuperation they need, when they need it, or when they can get it. The right accommodation ensures everyone is fit and well, are on site, and not having to travel in every day and, most importantly, they have accommodation that lets them know they are valued. Every Bunkabin Sleeper delivers this in abundance.

We are very proud to be associated with Glastonbury Festival, and do not take the compliment of them coming back year after year lightly.

How Bunkabin helped

  • 322 Bunkabin units made up of:
    • Bespoke Sleepers
    • Deluxe Sleepers
    • Junior Deluxe Sleepers
    • Diners
    • Toilet and shower blocks

Bunkabin also supplied steps, waste tanks and bedding kits to ensure Glastonbury staff had everything they need.

How we do it

Glastonbury is the most iconic festival in the world and ensuring everything runs smoothly in the setting up and dismantling is as important as the four day festival itself. As a result, we supply a steady stream of Bunkabins weeks before the festival begins. This is like a military operation and takes weeks to plan, ensuring the right cabins with the right bed configuration go to the right people in the right area before they need it. You’ve not seen a spreadsheet until you’ve seen this spreadsheet - we can tell you - and even then it’s likely to change.

We work with all the onsite contractors across the deceptively huge site - as anyone who’s been will know. There are little and large compounds all over Glastonbury, housing the technicians, engineers, production, security, catering, BBC, security, and the unsung heroes, the cleaning staff.

As the festival progresses, we work together to remove units as and when they are no longer required - and when we can get to them without compromising other works going on. It’s more like a collaboration of people from different workforces all with their own agenda working together, orchestrating the mass move in and out of everything required for the festival in a freestyle dance. It’s not for the faint hearted but we love it.

The result

All our units have full-size beds with comfy mattresses, a constant and powerful shower, thermostatic heating, including heated towel rails, and the benefit of a secure personal space.

This all helps to ensure that even though the setup and decamp is taking place at the beginning of the great British summer, workers will have somewhere warm, dry and comfy to go; ensuring they are fresh and ready to work.

Luke Rothwell, Director at Bunkabin, said: "It's a real honour to have worked with such a huge, internationally-renowned festival for 15 years. Glastonbury requires an army of workers to ensure everything goes to plan, and we're proud that Bunkabin plays an important role in that. We know that working a festival can be extremely tiring and our portable accommodation provides the perfect setting for a good night's sleep.

"Everyone at Glastonbury is there to have a good time, and we think this should extend to the workers too. Enjoying a good night's sleep means you are less likely to be stressed; and when the workers are happy, the artists and - importantly - the festival goers are more likely to be happy. Bunkabin is a true pioneer in on-site sleeper accommodation and we really enjoy working with a pioneering festival such as Glastonbury. We hope our relationship continues for many years to come."

Are you in a similar situation?

If you require on-site accommodation or facilities for a festival or a similar event you are planning, Bunkabin can help - no problem is too big for us. Get in touch by calling 0345 456 7899 or hit the ‘Get a Quick Quote’ button. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

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