Yes, the WI will make its debut appearance at the Somerset festival serving tea and cake

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Image: The latest addition to the 2015 Glastonbury line-up? The WI

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If you are one of the disgruntled music fans who thinks this year’s headline act at the Glastonbury Festival  isn’t “rock” enough (we're looking at you Kanye West), then just relax. Another big name has been added to the event: the Women's Institute (WI).


That’s right, the WI has revealed that it will be making its first ever appearance at the festival this year, with a stall serving tea and cake.


Members of the Somerset WI will be in the festival’s Green Fields area and have said that they expect to serve more than 1,000 cuppas and slices of home-baked cakes.


Katie Newell, from Puriton and District WI, told the BBC: “We might do more, we just don’t know but we won’t run out of tea and cake – we’re the WI.”




The tea tent will be at the sold-out festival for the whole five days, from 10am until 7pm – and the “lovely ladies” are already busy baking a “phenomenal number of cakes” to freeze.


Newell added: “We have ladies baking sponge cakes, lemon drizzle cakes, chocolate cakes and fruit cakes as we speak.


“We don’t know how many we’ll sell but who doesn’t need a cup of tea and a slice of cake at some point after a big party – it’s the best way to chill out after you’ve been dancing.”


Amen to that.