If you’ve been to a camping music festival, chances are you’ve probably nearly rolled your ankle on a nitrous oxide canister, or at least heard the air-escaping sound they make from a neighbouring campsite, however if you were planning on heading to this year’s Glastonbury, this won’t be an issue.
The mammoth UK music festival, headlined this year by the likes of Kanye West, Florence & The Machine and Foo Fighters, has asked punters to leave nangs at home for the event held from June 24 – 28, as Fact report.
Liz Eliot, the co-ordinator of Glastonbury’s Green Fields, took to the festival’s official website to announce that Glasto will be a nossie-free zone. Her post reads: “Sadly the King’s Meadow has lost its way, it’s become known as a place where people take nitrous oxide, a damaging drug which pollutes our beautiful field with noise, litter and N2O gas (a greenhouse gas which is 298 times more polluting than carbon dioxide).”
For those that weren’t aware, King’s Meadow is a notorious nang area in Glastonbury where punters meet to huff canister after canister, which as Eliot notes, saw “some two tonnes of canisters picked up, by hand” after 2014’s festival, going on to say that it “darkened the field’s atmosphere”.
Her post continues, “it breaks our hearts to see our Sacred Space used this way – and we know from many messages we’ve received over the last few years that lots of you feel the same way” closing, “now is the time to reclaim the spirit and lighten up the energies. Nitrous oxide will not be welcome in the King’s Meadow at Glastonbury 2015, and we will be asking people not to use it.”
So there you have it, after an unbelievable two tonnes worth of nang canisters were picked up by workers at Glastonbury 2014, the festival is now making it very clear that they are not welcome in 2015 – your brain cells are definitely thanking you.