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Glastonbury revellers slam ‘disgusting’ mess despite organisers’ attempts to cut waste

Glastonbury revellers are trudging through fields awash with litter as the progressive festival’s plan for music lovers to ‘leave no trace’ begins to unravel on the event’s final day.

Last night festival-goers slammed the Somerset farm site as ‘disgusting’ and shamed their fellow attendees for chucking their rubbish to the ground – sometimes just metres away from a bin. 

The crowds were also accused of ignoring Glastonbury’s hard-hitting eco-campaign which had asked every reveller to take its Green Pledge and vow not to drop waste.

The oath includes the lines ‘I will use the recycling bins correctly and not drop litter on the ground’ and ‘I will bag up my rubbish in the bin bag’.

But festival-goers have claimed that this environmentalist drive has been left in tatters as reports of empty cans and old paper plates flood social media.

Last night festival-goers slammed the Somerset farm site as ‘disgusting’ and shamed their fellow attendees for chucking their rubbish to the ground – sometimes just metres away from a bin

Glastonbury revellers are trudging through fields awash with litter

The progressive festival's plan for music lovers to 'leave no trace' begins to unravel on the event's final day

Glastonbury revellers are trudging through fields awash with litter as the progressive festival’s plan for music lovers to ‘leave no trace’ begins to unravel on the event’s final day

People complained that their fellow music lovers were not respecting the clear-up campaign amid reports of strewn cups and cans flooding social media

People complained that their fellow music lovers were not respecting the clear-up campaign amid reports of strewn cups and cans flooding social media

The queues for water refills grew in the hot conditions on the penultimate day of the festival as attendees struggled with the heat

The queues for water refills grew in the hot conditions on the penultimate day of the festival as attendees struggled with the heat

The oath includes the lines 'I will use the recycling bins correctly and not drop litter on the ground' and 'I will bag up my rubbish in the bin bag

The oath includes the lines ‘I will use the recycling bins correctly and not drop litter on the ground’ and ‘I will bag up my rubbish in the bin bag

Revellers wake up on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival to closed showers in a bid to curb water use amid the weekend heatwave

Revellers wake up on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival to closed showers in a bid to curb water use amid the weekend heatwave

Glastonbury has denied that there is a water shortage and has recommended that people bring soap to scrub themselves

Glastonbury has denied that there is a water shortage and has recommended that people bring soap to scrub themselves

On Facebook, Jackie Lambert wrote: ‘I’m disgusted at the way people think it’s ok to throw their rubbish, the place is disgusting.’

Kylie Maisey said that ‘people are definitely not listening to leave no trace’ and Joe Gilmour wrote that ‘no-one’s listening to the spirit of Glastonbury’. 

It comes after the festival was rocked by a water shortage when showers were shut and people reported mammoth queues at drinking taps as temperatures soared to 82F. 

The Somerset festival is notorious for attracting crowds of a more liberal persuasion, and on Thursday thousands marched in an Extinction Rebellion protest on the site in a climate rally.

But the masses have been branded hypocrites in light of pictures revealing the pigsty site, with Ronnie Charles writing on Facebook: ‘I thought Glastonbury revellers were the green environmental friendly type… We used to be.’

Lauren Scott wrote: ‘I have to say I’ve been really disappointed by the sheer amount of rubbish everywhere. It’s not hard to take it with you, there are bins all over the b****y place.’ 

The shower ban comes after a move by the festival's organisers to ban the sale of plastic water bottles left some festival-goers queuing for as much as an hour to refill their containers at overcrowded taps at temperatures soared to 91F today

The shower ban comes after a move by the festival’s organisers to ban the sale of plastic water bottles left some festival-goers queuing for as much as an hour to refill their containers at overcrowded taps at temperatures soared to 91F today

The thousands of Glastonbury attendees had to resort to alternatives to keep themselves clean amid the lack of showers

The thousands of Glastonbury attendees had to resort to alternatives to keep themselves clean amid the lack of showers

With the summer sun shining on the Somerset farm, many had to resort to finding the smallest area of shade for a rest

With the summer sun shining on the Somerset farm, many had to resort to finding the smallest area of shade for a rest

A woman fills up at a standpipe today as other festival-goers wait behind her in the hot sun. There are fears that the queues, which were as long as an hour yesterday, could get worse today

A woman fills up at a standpipe today as other festival-goers wait behind her in the hot sun. There are fears that the queues, which were as long as an hour yesterday, could get worse today

Charlotte Fitton wrote: ‘It’s mine and my sister’s first time at Glasto and we are really surprised how many people just leave their rubbish everywhere. 

‘We have really stuck to the “leave no trace” mantra but can’t believe how many people don’t care. I was actually laughed at for putting my rubbish back in my bag! 

‘I think you should be responsible for your own rubbish – people would have something to say if somebody was dumping rubbish in their garden!’

This morning, revellers woke up to closed showers as the organisers’ bid to curb water usage continued into its second day amid soaring temperatures.

Some festival-goers claimed that some showers were open in Tom’s Field and Love’s Field but photographs show several blocks taped off. 

Glastonbury has insisted that it is not suffering from a water shortage but that the baking weather is increasing the demand for fluids.

Last night, The Killers brought the curtain down on Glastonbury's penultimate day with a memorable performance featuring stunning guest appearances

Last night, The Killers brought the curtain down on Glastonbury’s penultimate day with a memorable performance featuring stunning guest appearances

The Killers, consisting of front man Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr, departed the stage to rapturous applause

The Killers, consisting of front man Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr, departed the stage to rapturous applause

In a statement yesterday, it said: ‘There is not a water shortage at this year’s Glastonbury. Our supply is running as normal. As always in hot weather, demand for water has increased, so we have put in place the usual restrictions on staff / guest showers and the limited number of public showers.’     

Last night, The Killers brought the curtain down on Glastonbury’s penultimate day with a memorable performance featuring stunning guest appearances.

Shock showings from the Pet Shop Boys and revered former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, combined with The Killers extensive back catalogue, ensured Saturday closed with a fitting sense of occasion.

Any doubts about the US rock band’s suitability for such a key slot were dispelled as the evening finished with their biggest hit, Mr Brightside, which sent the audience into a frenzy.

The Killers, consisting of front man Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr, departed the stage to rapturous applause.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys were shock guest stars and they performed their cover of Elvis Presley’s You Are Always On My Mind, before joining Flowers for a rendition of Killers favourite Human. 

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