Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and billed as a template for all the festivals that have come after it.
What to expect at Glastonbury
The event runs over several days and there is music to suit all tastes. Glastonbury is one of the most famous music festivals in the world.
Apart from the music stars who take to the stage, this event is crawling with celebrities. Models like the Delevingne sisters, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung attend, alongside TV presenters, sports personalities and politicians. Millie Mackintosh, Bradley Cooper and Niall Horan have all been before.
Event hotspots and hospitality
The Pyramid Stage is where many of the top acts perform and getting as close to the front is a mission, but worth it. Glamping is the posh alternative to camping and there is also a VIP area at the festival.
VIP Hospitality Tickets are very difficult to acquire and are mainly for performers and other VIP guests. However, the tickets give access to festival as a whole, including private areas that are dedicated to the performers.
Did you know
Michael Eavis is the founder of the Glastonbury Festival and an English dairy farmer. The festival takes place at his farm in Pilton, Somerset.
Glastonbury Festival began the day after Jimi Hendrix died in 1970. It ran over a two day period and 1,500 people attended. Tickets cost £1 and included free milk from the farm.
A fallow year was scheduled for 2012 and after the break the event returned with a bang in 2013. A record was set for the fastest ticket sell out and the BBC announced all-time record viewing figures – both at home and internationally – since they began broadcasting live from the site in 1997.
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Think festival chic. This is the place to embrace your inner hippy. Braided hair, wellies, denim shorts and bikini tops are all in the mix. Body paint is also popular and you can add some clip-on jewellery for extra impact. Festival style is a big part of summer fashion and maxi dresses are also popular if the sun shines. Gents typically keep it simple with shorts and T-shirts.
Glastonbury, Somerset, TA11 7DP UK
Most people drive but be prepared for huge queues as this event is hosted in a rural area and doesn’t have great infrastructure. Sometimes the traffic can be jammed for hours, so allow yourself plenty of time! There are also coach packages available. View Location.