Friends bring Glastonbury Festival to their Northwich garden
A NORTHWICH couple have brought a slice of Glastonbury home after the world-famous festival was forced to cancel for the second year in a row.
Lottie Roscoe and her partner Drew, who live in Winnington, regularly attend the Worthy Farm extravaganza and managed to secure tickets for the 2020 event, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
After having to settle for watching the archive of BBC coverage of the event last summer at home, they hoped they could return to the holy fields this summer, but that was not the case.
“We try to go there whenever we can and it’s something we look forward to all year,” Lottie explained.
“We had tickets to go to 2020 and obviously that got postponed, and it just felt like there was a gap in our year last year, so we just had to mark it with one way or another.”
Lottie even recreated her own version of the iconic Pyramid Stage
The couple, who are both 28 and have lived together for 18 months, decided to reunite with some of their friends and decorated the house in true Glasto style as they held their own festival – Glasthomebury.
“We just said we have to do something,” Lottie said.
“Even though we can’t be in the muddy fields, we can still have our festival.
“So we decided to organize our own garden festival, with our own pyramid stage, cinema, bar and decorations.
“We did everything ourselves and it was a great way to mark the weekend.”
Lottie and her friends loved bringing a touch of Glasto to her back garden
In true Glastonbury style, Friday night even provided the long-awaited heavy showers, but luckily the home version didn’t start until Saturday.
Lottie added: “We normally go in a large group so some of our friends who normally come with us have come while others are hoping to go next year.
“We missed the rain on Friday, but I was saying that would have made it even more authentic.
“While we appreciate the queue, that’s all that goes with it, like sitting by the Glastonbury and Stone Circle sign and all the amazing people you meet.
“But everyone who came over the weekend was looking forward to seeing Taylor Swift (who had booked for a place at the Pyramid Stage in 2020) so even though it was a bit cheesy, we put her reputation tour on to try and capture her a bit.
“I really hope it happens for real next year.
“We watched Worthy Farm Virtual Glastonbury in May and I was glad they were able to do something about it.
“I also hope the government will provide assurance and guidance to support future festivals and provide greater support for the music and arts industry before it disappears.”
Unlike the real Glasto, you can bring your dog to this one