Going to the toilet at Glastonbury can be tricky at the best of times, but this year’s loo breaks are set to be a whole lot more challenging – with the addition of see-through toilets.
The ‘loo with a view’ – which is being brought to the annual music festival by WaterAid – will allow users to take care of business while looking out over the Pyramid Stage via a two-way mirror.
But the good news for those worried about maintaining their privacy is that no-one will be able to see you pee, since the mirror won’t actually allow anybody to look in to the toilet itself.
In fact, the charity is installing the loo for a good cause – to give festivalgoers an idea of what life is like for the 2.5bn people in the world who don’t have access to a safe, private toilet.
‘This installation will allow a brief glimpse into the lives of those who have nowhere safe to go to the toilet and often suffer the indignity of being stared at, harassed or even attacked,’ said WaterAid’s Chris Wainwright.
This is an issue that particularly affects women and girls who often have to wait until dark to defecate in the open, making them more vulnerable to abuse.
The charity will have a visible presence this year, offering free water refills at its kiosks as well as having a hygiene campaigner on site.
We have to admit – we much prefer our Red plasctic loo’s!