Luxury rock fest camping? You ain't got nothing on Glastonbury!

2014-06-27 08:44
Back in the day, going to a rock festival meant roughing it.  

You stocked up on booze and food, took a change of underwear or two and maybe threw in a tent if you could dig one up somewhere. And if you couldn’t you just slept in the car or partied all night.  

Well, things have changed somewhat over the past few years.  

Not only are rock festivals like Rocking the Daisies and Oppikoppi now basically weekend-long, dust-tinged fashion shows (with great music to go with it, of course), but they also give revellers the option of dwelling in super fine tented accommodation… complete with comfy beds and bar fridges to keep your drinks cool.  

For the past few years Rocking the Daisies has been home to the Heartbreak Motel, which if you go for the most basic option, offers you beds, complete with linen, private showers and portable loos as well as 24 hour security at about R2 700.

Or, if you’re in the mood for something slightly smarter, it’s the top-of-the range Memphis Tent or bust!

For just under R6 000 you get schweet little extras like, oh, a carpet, bedside table, canvas cupboard, luggage stand, towels, VIP parking, porters and, here’s the deal breaker, morning coffee in bed.

Say whaaaat?

Oppikoppi’s Harambee Hotel offers similar facilities – beds, morning filter coffee, a breakfast buffet and VIP toilets.

We’re pretty much salivating at the mere thought of spending a weekend of revelry in such luxury.

So, you can just imagine the feverish swoon we entered when we found out what the UK’s famous Glastonbury Festival’s luxury accommodation entails… and costs.  

Daily Mail reports that, comprising more than 150 canvas bell tents and lavish facilities, the Pop-Up Hotel offers almost all of the comforts that you would expect to find in a conventional hotel.

However, don’t for a moment think that it’s the stuck up kind of luxury you will find in your average five star hotel.

According to the team behind the Pop-Up Hotel, they aim to have their tents blend into their surroundings as smoothly as possible. Thus, with Glastonbury, they keep things super artsy with a distinct gypsy/hippie glam to it.  

Think Game of Thrones’ Cersei on a camping trip.  

And the cost? Ag, only £8 950 (R162 472 at R18.03/pound). Just a couple of years’ savings. That’s all.  

*Communally crying into our pillows*

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