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Marissa Cetin
24 June 2024, 13:31

Compare Glastonbury site size to anywhere in the world with interactive map

Somerset paramotoring company Launch-It has also shared aerial shots of the prepared Worthy Farm camp grounds in anticipation of the annual festival beginning this week

Compare Glastonbury site size to anywhere in the world with interactive map
Credit: James Pearce/Launch-It Paramotoring

You can now measure up how big the Glastonbury festival and camp site is against your neighbourhood with this interactive map.

Manchester-based programmer Geoffrey Prytherch has created a tool to compare the size of the Worthy Farm Glastonbury grounds with anywhere in the world. Plug in a post code to the Glastonbury Map Overlap and see how walking across the festival site would compare to a neighbourhood stroll.

Prytherch, who emphasised that the map "is in no way affiliated with Glastonbury Festival" on his website, decided to build this interactive tool when an older, similar website "suddenly disappeared", he said on his blog. "I took it upon myself to reverse engineer it to keep it alive for everyone else."

Warwickshire World found that the approximately 900-acre Somerset site trumps other massive festivals, like Coachella (642 acres), Leeds (600 acres) and Reading (100 acres). 

According to Prytherch's website, the tool has been online since June 2020, but it's being recirculated ahead of the 2024 Glastobury festival, beginning this Wednesday, 26th June, and running through Sunday, the 30th. 

Somerset paramotoring company Launch-It has also shared aerial photos — taken 1,000 feet in the air — of the Worthy Farm campgrounds in anticipation of the festival starting up this week. "It's immense up there," local paraglider James Pearce told BBC News. "People don't see the scale of it — that's why I do it."

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Check out Prytherch's interactive Glastonbury Map Overlay here, and see Pearce's photos of the set up Glastonbury camp below.