Festival goers give up tents for luxury

STYLISH pop-up hotels and designer sheds are replacing slumming it in tents at festivals, as not showing for days and sleeping in a tent become a thing of the past for a lucky few.

While tens of thousands of campers roughed it under canvas at the V Festival over the weekend, a select few were today waking up in these glamourous ‘podules’.

However, with a price tag of £2,600, they will be out of many festival-goers budgets.

However they do boast air conditioning, power shower, plumbed in toilet suite, fridge and double bed complete with linen and towels.

The designer sheds do come a little cheaper at £1,100 and come with a VIP communal shower block and toilets.

Around 90,000 revellers were enjoyed  the weekend festival on Staffordshire’s Weston Park, with acts including Rihanna and Eminem.

Cousins Carrere Copper,18, and Brogan Silcock, 17, were among those enjoying the pop up hotel, paid for by their parents as a treat. Carrere, a waitress, said: “I’m not into camping at all, it just doesn’t interest me. You get filthy.”

Richard Webster, a 54-year-old army surplus retailer, was spending the weekend with friend Anne Thomas in a designer shed. He said: “Nowadays the mind is willing but the body is weak. This is the perfect solution – camping for lazy people.”

Medics at the festival said they had treated 242 people on just the first day, for a variety of ailments, with 10 people being taken to hospital.