Trendspotting: Glastonbury!

Glastonbury 2017

In an attempt to rid herself of the Glastonbury Blues, Eleanor sums up some of the trends of Glastonbury 2017…



Any time, anywhere – who knew this goat’s and sheep’s milk delicacy would go down so well with Glastonbury’s hungry hoards. From burgers, to wraps, to straight-up halloumi fries, anything halloumi-fied is joining woodfired pizza and pie and mash as a festival foodie staple. Grilled or fried, this Cypriot cheese is one that Brits have adopted as their own.

Fish Scales

A natural nautical follow on from last year’s sea of yellow fisherman raincoats, perhaps. A range of shiny scaled garments – including leggings, jackets, and full body suits – made a splash in mermaid metallics.

Inflatable Flamingos

Feathers featured at Glastonbury 2016, with Years and Years’ Olly rocking the Other Stage in an avian-inspired number. This year, birdspiration came in a more inflatable form with flamingo rings a popular choice for fancy dress. Already a huge hit on the high street, it’s hard not to fall in love with the spindly-legged fluorescent bird. Inflatables in general are becoming more prominent in the crowds (you must have seen ‘that’ Lemur?), and, at this rate, could one day reach the fame of the trusty festival flag.


With chants of ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ echoing from the John Peel stage to Shangri La, Corbyn is the man of the moment. An appearance on the legendary Pyramid stage with Michael Eavis, coupled with hoards of festival goers sporting Corbyn tees and waving flags, has meant Jez left as big an impression as a headline act would.

Glitter Hair

It’s fair to say that glitter is in no way new – sparkles and sequins are a Glastonbury go-to, an established festival staple. But attention is turning away from the around the eye swoosh as it’s time for glittery hair to shine. From locks, to eyebrows, beards, and moustaches – sparkley strands are taking their spot in the limelight.


Glastonbury 2017