Glastonbury Festival: Clean-up of litter under way

By Dan Ayers at Glastonbury Festival, BBC News, Somerset

The clean up after Glastonbury Festival 2024 has begun

Volunteer Rachel Aggitt said she finds the clean-up ‘quite therapeutic’

Thousands of volunteers have begun cleaning up the Glastonbury Festival site as the festival finishes for another year.

It comes hours after US R&B star SZA closed the festival with a headlining set on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Thousands of revellers leaving the site on Monday have been urged to take all their belongings and tidy their campsite.

People had been told the best time to leave to avoid queues was between midnight and 0700 BST on Monday and long waits are likely through the rest of the day.

A team of volunteers hand sort the rubbish of 200,000 people each day at the festival.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis has said 2026 will be a fallow year for Glastonbury, to allow the land to rest and recover, but she is already in talks with acts to headline in 2025.

This was the first year to feature two female headliners on the Pyramid Stage, Dua Lipa on Friday and SZA on Sunday.

On Saturday Coldplay made history as the first act to headline the festival five times.

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