We can't wait to be back on Worthy Farm – and we're thrilled that some of you will be joining us!

Have you got the bottle?

We’re delighted that our stainless steel water bottles are back for 2015!

Light, durable, plastic-free and paint-free, the bottles provide a sustainable alternative to buying bottled water onsite. Instead, festivalgoers can refill for free at any of the 400 drinking water taps onsite, or at one of WaterAid’s ten water kiosks.

Find out how you can get your exclusive bottle here >

Volunteers

Every year, we take over 200 volunteers to Glastonbury. The opportunity is open to everyone – from veteran Glasto-goers to new supporters – but we do try and take people along who have experience of supporting WaterAid in some way.

Applications are now closed for 2015, but if you want to want to know more, you can read an interview with one of our 2014 volunteers and watch our film to find out what makes volunteering with WaterAid at Glastonbury so special:


Where you’ll find us at Glastonbury 2015

We’re ready to make an even bigger splash about taps and toilets at Glasto 2015! You'll find us:

  • At our water kiosks, providing fresh, clean water to hundreds of visitors to Worthy Farm.
  • At our She Pees and latrines, making sure festival-goers have somewhere clean and hygienic to go to the loo throughout the festival.
  • At our stand at the Pyramid Stage, drawing the crowds with free refills of fresh water and one of our famous WaterAid tattoos.

Whether you're joining us as a volunteer or just pop over to say hello, we're looking forward to seeing you on the farm for another amazing year!

Find out who's topping the bill for WaterAid at Glastonbury 2015!

The Poo

The one person you won’t be able to miss at Glastonbury is the famous WaterAid Poo.

Big, brown and armed with an important message – that over 2.5 billion people have nowhere safe or hygienic to go to the toilet – the Poo will be out and about across the site asking festival-goers to sign our Make It Happen petition.

Photo: WaterAid
 The poo at the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival

The Volunteers

From collecting rubbish to cleaning out our toilets and helping you rock a WaterAid tattoo, our volunteers were working hard throughout the festival to make sure you had the best Glastonbury ever – and to help us make an even bigger difference to girls lives around the world with clean water and decent toilets. 

Photo: WaterAid/Ben Roberts

 Volunteers at a WaterAid Glastonbury water kiosk

The Loos Brothers

If you're lucky, you will spot these guys while you're queuing for the loo – and they might even throw in a song, too – all while helping to keep the WaterAid toilets brilliantly clean for the duration of the festival. What a lovely trio.

Photo: Emily Graham

 The Loos Brothers at Glastonbury

The first-time festival-goer

You’ll usually find Ernest doing fantastic work for WaterAid Madagascar.

But this summer he'll be joining us at his first-ever Glastonbury, giving us some amazing insights into what it's like to go to the world’s largest greenfield festival for the first time, and telling us what we can all do to make sure everyone, everywhere has access to clean water and decent toilets by 2030. Watch Ernest's pre-festival message from Madagascar >

WaterAid first became involved with Glastonbury Festival in 1994 thanks to the local Rotary Group who suggested us to Michael Eavis. The rest, as they say, is history.

Our relationship with the festival has since gone from strength to strength and we are now one of their three main charities.

Each festival year, we receive a donation in return for the services and volunteers we provide at the festival.

Above all though, the festival gives us a fantastic platform to let people know about us and our vital work. We can campaign and reach tens of thousands of people, and potentially millions worldwide who watch on TV and take an interest in the world's most famous music festival.

Glastonbury Festival is the ideal place to campaign, as people are more receptive to the issues of water and sanitation when they're at a festival than they are in their day to day lives. 

Whether it's getting something to drink, queuing for the toilet or making sure their hands are clean, people are a step closer to the issues and can really start to understand what life is like for the 2.5 billion people in the world who do not have access to a toilet.

Over the years our presence has become bigger and better, and many WaterAid supporters say they first heard of us through the festival. We even got a visit from our President, HRH The Prince of Wales, in 2010 to help celebrate the 40th birthday of the festival.