Glastonbury Festival: Travel problems warning due to strikes

6/20/2022 1:19:00 PM

Travel problem warning for Glastonbury Festival due to strikes

Travel problem warning for Glastonbury Festival due to strikes

More than 200,000 people will descend on Worthy Farm amid three days of national rail strikes.

Image caption, Festival-goers could face difficulties arriving at the site in Pilton People heading to Glastonbury Festival are being warned about potential travel problems due to planned rail strikes.19 June 2022 Abigail Donoghue Pic: Kylie Minogue at Glastonbury Festival in 2019 (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Glastonbury is arguably the most famous festival in the world and it is finally nearly time to get back on the fields for the first time since 2019.Grant Shapps warned the UK is"now on the cusp of major disruption which will cause misery for people right across the country" - and next week's rail strikes are set to be the biggest in decades.About sharing Image caption, The impending walk-out of 40,000 rail workers in strikes next week makes several of Sunday's papers.

The Somerset festival is finally celebrating its 50th year this week after the coronavirus pandemic forced organisers to cancel twice.More than 200,000 people will travel to the site which opens on Wednesday.But over the years 100's of bands and performers spanning the genres have taken to the Pyramid stage, and we have compiled a few of the best appearances from the festivals history.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and 13 train operators will walk out on June 21, 23 and 25.He also claimed that the RMT had been repeatedly urged not to proceed with the"damaging" industrial action - and focus on negotiations instead.Disruption is expected on non-strike days due to too few staff working - although many of the services to Castle Cary for the festival are specially-run trains.Photo by Jorgen Angel /Contributor/Getty Images When the original headliners of the first ever Glastonbury in 1971, The Kinks, pulled out of their performance, Marc Bolan came to rescue.Image source, Image caption, Sir Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and rapper Kendrick Lamar will perform across the weekend Great Western Railway, which operates the route between London Paddington and Castle Cary - the closest station to the festival - has said it "plans to maintain timetabled trains" throughout the course of the week.Image caption, The Mail on Sunday says the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer does support the rail strikes after saying earlier this month that "nobody wants the strikes".

The firm added that some train times may be altered "and we will be in contact with customers who have already booked seats on board those trains".Tickets were sold for just £1 and festival organiser Michael Eavis was allegedly told afterwards if he had marketed it as T-Rex properly he could have sold ten times as many tickets." Advertisement Talks have failed to resolve a bitter row over pay, jobs and conditions - and next week's rail strikes are set to be the biggest in decades.National Express, the official coach partner of the festival, will carry more than 30,000 music fans to and from the site but a spokeswoman warned of congestion in the surrounding area.She said there was a "significant increase" in both enquiries and bookings around the dates of the strikes, "including on routes that provide travel to Glastonbury".Crowds of people gate crashed the event as there was no steel fence to keep them out and the band is believed to have played to around 300,000 people.Image source, Image caption, National Express said demand for coach travel was high amid rail strikes "We are working hard to increase availability to meet additional demand where possible.Seats are selling fast, so the advice is to check services and book in advance," added the spokeswoman.Unsure at first as Bowie was in a much more experimental phase, Michael booked him on the promise he would do up a setlist of his hits.The paper says there is growing unease from UK law enforcement about the possibility of British fans facing severe penalties in Qatar, where sex outside of marriage and homosexuality is illegal.

She explained that the coach company was prepared to be busy but recommended that customers allow "plenty of time" when planning their journey.The Glastonbury line-up includes new acts such as Arlo Parks, Doja Cat, Easy Life, Fontaines DC and Griff alongside more established names including Crowded House, Primal Scream and Supergrass.Kylie Minogue, 2019 Kylie's performance on the legend slot in 2019 was one of the most poignant appearances to date.Glastonbury 2022 takes place from 22 June to 26 June.Follow BBC West on.She was joined by special guests Nick Cave and Chris Martin during her set and played all of her hit tunes as she honoured her slot 14 years on.

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Back in the good old days, the crowd just astral projected themselves to the farm I'm not sure strikes will affect middle class Volvo estate drivers.....

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Rail strikes will 'punish millions of innocent people', govt warnsGrant Shapps warned the UK is 'now on the cusp of major disruption which will cause misery for people right across the country' - and next week's rail strikes are set to be the biggest in decades. Like the government has for 12 years… News not just in, Grant Shapps is absolutely hopeless and a proven liar Yes, that’s the point.

Newspaper headlines: New strike 'chaos' and Johnson warns of long warNext week's looming rail strikes of 40,000 workers make several headlines on Sunday's front pages. Oooo! Strike chaos! Bring it on! The more the merrier. GTFTO! Johnson using Ukraine as a distraction from his disastrous leadership! One glimmer of hope is that Ukraine become member of EU! Peace not war.

Rail strike: Travellers face reduced service ahead of rail strikesLast minute talks are due to take place, but passengers are advised to avoid train travel as services prepare to wind down. That’s what a strike does. Reduces services. Though I’m sure your chauffeur will turn up as usual Another morning to give the BIASED BROADCASTING CORPORATION news a miss. It will go on and on and on and on and on and on and on about the rail strike which everyone knows about already Why does the BBC continue to ask stupid questions like 'if you were in power' to Labour Mps, try asking tory mps the questions that matter while they are in power, it's the tories holding the country to ransom, not the other way around

Rail strike: Travellers face reduced service ahead of train strikesLast-minute talks are due to take place, but passengers are advised to avoid travel as services prepare to wind down. I like driving in my car!! The chaos this will bring. Stay positive everyone! MondayMotivation 🫶🏽

Strikes 'likely' to go ahead minister says as he warns public to prepare for 'substantial disruption'Millions of people have faced travel chaos at airports because the government 'has not engaged with the industry' over how to tackle this 'chronic, low-paid sector', says Shadow Transport Sec LouHaigh. KayBurley: 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 LouHaigh (6) Left biased interview Mmm Kay