Over 50 years at Glastonbury Festival with the Cider Bus


Alice Temperley MBE has grown up in the idyllic Somerset countryside, so it is no wonder that the world famous Glastonbury Festival is a perennial feature in the Temperley London calendar. Alice shares her fond memories and tips for the iconic festival.

Basking in mass revelry and embracing a sense of freedom — there’s nothing on the planet like Glastonbury Festival. Set in 900 acres in the Vale of Avalon, 2024 marks over 50 years — and the Temperley family has been there for every single one.

A Glastonbury institution, described by The Guardian as ‘almost as iconic as the pyramid itself’, the Somerset Cider Bus is the home of the Temperley clan for the four day festival.

My parent’s first bar at Glastonbury was a horse and wagon. We slept in the back while the adults were serving the festival-goers,’ remembers Alice.

Alice has been to over 40 Glastonbury Festivals (so that’s about 200 days spent on the Worthy Farm site). How times have changed for the bar-come-bus too. For the upcoming festival, 70 people will work on the family bus and the Temperley family is now into their third generation serving the Somerset cider at the bar.

Nowadays the horse and wagon has been updated to a full size bus but the Temperley dynasty and the bar has garnered attention and a loyal fan base. And as with updates so has festival style seen an overhaul.

A vibrant cultural melting pot, an inspirational mini-state, an alternative reality. Returning this year again, Glastonbury runs from the 26th to 30th June in 2024. If you have a ticket, make sure to visit the infamous Cider bus.

Launched in 2023, the Legends sunglasses collection is a love letter to Alice’s treasured memories of Glastonbury. Each style is aptly named after iconic performers Dolly Parton, Florence Welch, Blondie and Joan Armatrading CBE. Crafted from hard wearing bio acetate frames and embellished with rock and roll studs and gold detailing, these shades fuse the highest UV protection with timeless style, perfect for the festivities.