Ship boat

The Glastonbury Festival area where you can shower in a boat, ride down a slide and show off in a skatepark

Sandwiched between the Glade dance tent and the mega West Holts, Glastonbury Festival’s Greenpeace is an unsuspecting good time – which was demonstrated by the loud cheers every time someone fell down the “slide of the dead”.

Upon arrival from the west side, you are greeted by a huge ship-shaped shower facility. Why the boat – who knows, but it’s definitely more interesting to look at than a generic shower block.

Located directly to the right is the skate park, where spectators bask in the sun and watch the skaters work their craft.

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A few yards away, a 20ft high vertical slide was more than enough to entertain the over 18s – I saw a man myself dressed as Jesus slide down to the delight of onlookers.

The Greenpeace Tree

Despite the fun and games, perhaps the most entertaining aspect of the area was the live entertainment which featured an escapologist.

After inviting three members of the onstage crowd to lock themselves in metal chains, handcuff each other and help him climb a 10ft ladder, the escapologist managed to dislocate his thumbs, move his body in mysterious ways and free themselves from seemingly unbreakable chains. .

It may not be the entertainment you expect at Glasto, but it was impressive nonetheless.

The Greenpeace Bar
The Greenpeace Bar

Elsewhere, bars, wooden walkways and a massive 40ft willow tree were all in Greenpeace grounds. Certainly pleasing to the eye.

But beware, the shelters are minimal and in the scorching heat you have to protect yourself from the sun, which I learned the hard way.

Greenpeace is the perfect retreat from your generic Glasto vibe, but offers something you might not find anywhere else.