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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 June, 2005, 14:04 GMT 15:04 UK
Luxury tents for Glastonbury fans
Camp Kerala tent
Camp Kerala is being set up on a neighbouring farm
Wealthy music fans are paying up to 6,000 to stay in luxury accommodation at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Camp Kerala, on a neighbouring farm, will offer Maharaja-style tents, VIP festival tickets, hot showers, serviced toilets and cooked breakfasts.

Camp Kerala owner Jenny Lederman said: "It's for people who love Glastonbury and want to do it in luxury."

Another neighbour, Windinglake Farm, is offering log cabins, motor homes, jousting tents and a cocktail bar.

The Somerset festival, famous for its stinking toilets and crowded campsites, opens its gates on 22 June.

Glastonbury Festival
The annual festival kicks off in Somerset on 24 June
For 6,000, festivalgoers can hire one of Camp Kerala's tents, measuring 28 by 13 feet (8.5 by 4 metres), complete with king-size bed.

Ms Lederman, 49, a former barrister, became a fan of the festival when she moved to the area six years ago.

"People who went to the festival during the 1980s and 1990s and have now made a bit of money want to do it again," explained Ms Lederman.

"The festival is such a unique experience, once you have been there you just want to go back and back.

People do want to really experience the Glastonbury Festival - but they don't want to stay in it
Mark Edgley
Windinglake Farm
"It has got the Glastonbury ethos running through it," said Ms Lederman of the luxury "eco-friendly" camp experience.

Almost all of the 50 tents have been booked for the festival, which includes performers such as Coldplay, New Order and Basement Jaxx.

At Windinglake Farm, American motor homes are available for 3,000 and log cabins for 1,850.

Corporate bookings

The farm will also provide luxury toilets and showers as well as a bar, restaurant, hair salon and helicopter service.

"People do want to really experience the Glastonbury Festival," farm owner Mark Edgley said.

"They want everything about it but they don't want to stay in it. They want to be able to get out."

Most bookings have come from the music industry as well as banks and solicitors hosting corporate guests, he added.


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