On the positive side, no mud or leaking marquees, there are plenty of B&Bs, the youth hostel, the backpackers hotel and even the camp site has plenty of buses (from the Park and Ride or normal services) for those who prefer not to walk too far. Great and CHEAP (by some festival standards) beer, some great sessions in pubs like the renowned Half Moon. This is a very friendly and happy festival and if you want to take some of the sting out of the total cost, why not steward? I believe there is still the opportunity to get a free weekend ticket for 8 hours total or a day for 4.
Ruth, will I recognise you by the herd of dairys following you around?