Glastonbury is making sure alcohol ‘never runs out’ stocking more than 1,200,000 pints
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 18
Glastonbury is making sure they never run out of booze (Picture: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock)

As everyone gets theirready, organisers are sorting the stages, prepping the acts, and, of course, stocking the bar.

With over 200,000 people, Somerset, in a matter of weeks for, organisers have ordered a whopping 1,200,000 pints worth of beer.

That is 19 tankers filled with draft pints and doesn’t even touch on the other alcohol which will be available at the site or the gig-goers bring with them.

If you’re having a hard time imagining that much booze, it’s equivalent to two standard-size swimming pools or over 2068 bathtubs.

Last year, Glasto was slammed for with a San Miguel setting punters back £6.80 as the festival bases everything on a ‘ pub rate’.

While 1.2 million pints sounds huge, it actually works out to around five or six pints per person – so essentially one a day for each individual.

There are over a million pints heading to Glastonbury (Picture: Tabatha Fireman/Redferns via Getty Images)
The iconic Stonebridge bar will host a DJ set from Idris Elba (Picture: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock)

These pints will be spread across the over 100 bars sprinkled across the site, with plenty of other options both alcoholic and non-alcoholic around too.

Getting that much beer to any festival is no easy feat with risks of spoiling as Treasure Services Group brings the popular drink from over 76 different breweries in the UK.

One specialised tanker alone can hold up to 53,000 pints with some compartmentalised to allow up to three types of different beers to be transported at once.

The drinks can only arrive two days before things kick off and each tanker is insulated and chilled as much as possible before they set out on the road to ensure it is kept at the optimum temperature.

‘When music lovers are enjoying a nice beer at their favourite festival, it’s unlikely that they will stop to think about how it all got there in the first place,’ shared Bethany Windsor, Programme Director at .

Pints can be expensive once inside the Glastonbury site (Picture: Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
You are allowed to bring your own alcohol but no glass bottles (Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

‘Something that may seem as simple as having a stocked bar for a festival requires months of careful planning and consideration by an entire team of sKi**ed logistics professionals working round the clock to ensure stocks never run out – the true hidden power of the sector.’

By comparison, Download Festival had around 160,000 pints on order followed by Isle of Wight at 100,000 and TRNSMT Festival sitting at 90,000. 

How much of the alcohol on offer actually gets drunk has not been revealed by Glastonbury in previous years but we imagine it’s probably a high percentage.

Baffling Glastonbury statistics

As the , Glasto has some eyewatering stats such as the over 3,000 acts set to perform across over 100 stages.

It’s so huge at 900 acres that it becomes for that one stunning weekend every year.

With at the festival there’s no surprise there is a huge number of bins too – 40,000 to be exact.

Gig-goers will have over 100 bars to choose from (Picture: Matthew Baker/Redferns)
Over 200,000 people will arrive at the Farm (Picture: Anna Barclay/Getty Images)

Much of the waste produced at Glastonbury is recycled by the on-site compost bins with ’.

In a slightly grim stat, there are now 2,000 of the famed long drop seats at the festival for anyone needing to head to the loo.

In addition to this, there are over 1,300 compost toilets, where you have to grab some sawdust as you go in if you need a number two.

Moving swiftly on, there is a shockingly low number of babies who have been born at the festival with around 10 or 12 newborns arriving at Worthy Farm without a ticket.

Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm from Wednesday, June 26, to Sunday, June 30.