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Emily Eavis reveals 99% of tents were taken home from Glastonbury

"It’s an inspiring feat, a huge effort and one we appreciate so much"

By Nick Reilly

The Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival (Picture: Harry Kay)

Emily Eavis has praised Glastonbury-goers after revealing that 99 per cent of tents were taken home by attendees at this year’s festival.

It comes after festival organisers previously urged attendees to “leave no trace” by taking their tents and items home with them at the end of the event.

Two weeks after the festival – which was headlined by Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar – came to an end, it seems that the message has been taken aboard.

In a tweet posted last night (July 12), Eavis shared a picture of clear green fields at Glastonbury. She wrote: “Green, empty fields! We’re delighted to let you know that 99% of tents were taken home again this year.”

She added: “Thank you to every person who packed up & left no trace, it’s an inspiring feat, a huge effort and one we appreciate so much. Thanks also to our amazing team of litter pickers.”

Eavis previously hailed the festival’s 2022 edition as the “best one yet”.

“Sunday rounding off an incredible weekend… thank you to everyone who came here and made it so special. It surely was the best one yet! A remarkable feat by all artists and crew, thank you to everybody who played a part and everyone who came and created such an amazing atmosphere of joy and love. Safe travels home. See you next year!,” she wrote.

Glastonbury will return next year, despite the fact that it would normally be a fallow year for the festival; instead, the Somerset dairy farm has had ample time to recover over the two enforced years off, so a 2023 edition will take place. You can find everything you need to know here.