It is hard to believe that two weeks ago we were immersed in the 2019 Glastonbury Festival. Unlike the many thousands of festival goers that descend on Somerset each year, for Luxmode, work on the next festival starts as soon as the last one finishes. For Jonny Townsend, one of the founders of Luxmode, this is nothing new. He has been providing 5 star festival accommodation at Glastonbury since 2013 and has plenty of experience in designing, setting up and dismantling, not only the accommodation for festival goers, but the numerous additions that go alongside it to make the stay so exceptional. As Jonny would say, it “is all in the detail”.
This year Luxmode, as part of The Pop-up Hotel , installed ten fully furnished Safari tents. For the week leading up to the festival, it was a case of burning the candle at both ends to get the accommodation up and running in time. Each tent interior was carefully crafted to ensure guests had somewhere to relax and unwind in a homely, yet sumptuous environment, away from the crowds of the festival.
Luxmode is quite unique in its approach to providing the best Glastonbury Festival accommodation. Not only does it supply bespoke individually furnished tents but these also come with ensuite bathrooms if required. At this year’s festival, Luxmode installed 14 of its own ensuite bathroom pods for both the safari tents and the nearby Mughals. The Mughals are the largest and probably the most famous accommodation facilities at Glastonbury.
To service these ensuite pods, Luxmode used two boiler trailers providing instant hot water for its systems. Over the whole period of Glastonbury the two boiler trailers and bathroom pods provided 300 hot showers keeping at least some of the revellers clean for the day!
Luxmode’s toilets also fit well with Glastonbury’s green ethic and were able to reduce energy usage by 85%, reduce water use by 84% and reduce their carbon footprint by 80%.
Once all the guests have left it is time to take down the facilities as quickly as possible without leaving a scar on the landscape. “We managed to remove all of our tents within three days and be back in the office to recover and re-evaluate ready for Glastonbury 2020!” said Jonny. “We look forward to it. In the meantime, we will be planning other events and hope that if you want to stay in the very best of luxury in the outdoors, you give us a call.”