Glastonbury is as synonymous with its drinking culture as it is with its music performances, so going to the festival sober can feel like a challenge.
However, those who took the brave step and managed the four-day event without a drink claim there were many benefits of doing so.
Glamour Magazine writer Olivia Foster said “being sober heightens everything in an environment like that”.
This included “uncontrollable weeping” when Elton John completed his last ever UK performance.
She admitted being able to get up early to have a shower while everyone else was asleep was a big bonus, and she even made another sober friend while queuing for the wash.
Supermodel Cara Delevingne also revealed she experienced her first sober Glastonbury last weekend.
Writing to her 42.8 million followers, she said: “Been going to Glastonbury since I was 15 but this year was my first sober one and it was by far my favorite [sic].”
“Filled with tears, full belly laughs, long awaited reunions and so much love. Till next time…,” the 30-year-old continued.
Cara was joined by fashion designer Stella McCartney, sister Poppy Delevingne, girlfriend Minke, and actress Anya Taylor Joy for the festival weekend.
Olivia Foster revealed there is a growing community of sober Glastonbury attendees, and there’s even a WhatsApp group to support one another during the event.
She advised to go with at least one other alcohol-free friend, while also not being afraid to go off on your own at the festival.
“Being around people who are drunk and high for five days can feel intense and you need to make sure you look after yourself,” she wrote.