Glastonbury Festival is a magical and mystical world full of hidden gems and surprises. We previously discussed how Glastonbury is much more than a music festival with acts and performances from all ends of the spectrum. While the majority of the crowd are there for the headline acts on the Pyramid Stage, some of the best moments can be found when hunting down the secrets Glastonbury has on offer.
So, it’s time to get lost down the rabbit hole and explore what some of the more secluded corners of the festival have to offer. Here are five Glastonbury Festival secrets you need to track down next year.
What better place to start than arguably the most infamous secret Glastonbury Festival has to offer. Located in The Park the Rabbit Hole Stage isn’t the hardest thing to find, however, the secret bar is a different story. Becoming somewhat of a legend, the Rabbit Hole has those who struggle to find it doubt it even exists.
One thing is for certain, if you do manage to stumble down the Rabbit Hole you’ll be in for a night you’ll never forget. It’s even rumoured to have a jacuzzi inside!
Just like the Rabbit Hole, Shangri-La isn’t the hardest place to find, but it’s the secrets inside that will keep festival-goers on their toes. Shangri-La is the perfect example of the fact that you never know what could be hidden around the corner or behind a closed door. It’s a crazy world but one that definitely needs to be explored. See a door, open it. An entrance surrounded by bouncers, try and haggle your way inside. In previous years some of the walls have been known to be secret entrances. Anything is possible in Shangri-La making it a go-to destination for the explorers among us.
Another secret that has a firm place in Glastonbury folklore is the underground piano bar that has been known to host a number of A-list celebrities in the past. Its location doesn’t appear on any of the maps or official guides, however, if you do stumble across the piano bar you could be rubbing shoulders with the stars. In the years gone by there have been surprise sets from a number of acts hosted at the piano bar which helps earn its place as a Glastonbury legend.
Named as Michael Eavis’ favourite part of the festival the underground piano bar is certainly the place to be… if you can track it down.
One of the newest additions to the secrets of Glastonbury Festival is The Wormhole, a psychedelic outpost located at the top of the festival site. Introduced to the lineup in 2019 The Wormhole hosts the must-see acts from the UK’s jazz scene, with a slight twist. Don’t go to The Wormhole expecting a laid back jazz bar, it’s a combination of all things jazz with a hint of drum and bass, disco, and everything in between.
During the day, The Wormhole is a vision that is a polar opposite of the night before. Before becoming a jazz-fuelled party it’s a wellness centre known as Humblewell that hosts a number of sessions to help bring you back to life after a day of partying.
Finding a location that is unexplored by even some of the Glastonbury veterans can be tough, however, this little tunnel is just that. Connecting the Greenpeace Field to the Green Future Field is an intriguing tunnel running underneath the original rail track. While it may not be the go-to place for live performances, this tunnel is often decorated with various installations and is certainly a must-visit place for the ultimate Instagram snap!
Glastonbury Festival is a world full of surprises, making it a weekend you’ll never forget. If you’re looking for a truly memorable, once in a lifetime experience be sure to track down one of our favourite Glastonbury secrets. Have you heard or any rumours ahead of the festival in 2021, let us know!
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The Portobello Team