As Glastonbury tickets for next year went sale on October 5, official coach provider National Express claimed that festival-lovers this year made record-breaking energy savings equivalent to making over one hundred million cups of tea.
The operator said the carbon emissions saved by the 28,000 people who travelled to the legendary Somerset festival by coach from across the UK as opposed to choosing the car are comparable to brewing up more than 100,000,000 times.
National Express has frozen its 2015 ticket prices at this year’s levels, making a commitment to keep prices to next year’s festival locked at this year’s levels until the New Year.
The national coach operator’s vehicles take passengers and their luggage directly to the gates of the top music event, while departing from 70 locations across the UK.
Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach Managing Director, said: “The fact that Glastonbury goers saved more than 100 million cups of tea in energy terms by taking the coach is staggering, and pays tribute to our green credentials.
“As well as providing a low carbon option to get to the festival, we’ve made a commitment to keep our fares fixed at this year’s prices because we want fun loving revellers to have the best festival experience possible without breaking the bank.”
This year, as a ‘thank you’ for choosing the coach, the thousands of passengers travelling with National Express for 2015’s festival will be given a Green Traveller pass on arrival at the iconic festival, entitling them to discounts.