Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or this is your first time, the Glastonbury Festival has been a staple of the British music calendar since it was first organized in 1970 by Michael Eavis. Thousands of people descend on the small town of Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, the festival features headline acts and many up-and-coming bands and artists.
These events range from internationally renowned headliners to up-and-coming bands just starting. The atmosphere at these festivals is electric, and it’s impossible not to be swept up in the excitement. Over the years, it has become one of the world’s most famous and renowned music festivals. However, hosting this unique celebration is a mega task and organizers work year around, ensuring the festival is a hit every year.
Glastonbury Festival History
The Glastonbury Festival is an annual music and performing arts event at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England. The event started in 1970 and has since become one of the largest greenfield festivals in the world, attracting over 250,000 attendees each year. The Glastonbury Festival is unique because it offers all the best aspects of attending a festival, like atmosphere, location, and lineup, all in one package.
Despite the incoming crowd and essential facilities taking a toll on water and electricity, some event managers still manage to maintain a green thumb. One notable example is Glastonbury’s Croissant Neuf field which operates 100 percent on solar power.
Although it might sound surprising, given the weather uncertainty during summer, the Croissant Neuf field organizer Sally Howell told Betway,“We’ve never run out in all these years. We have to work out the figures with the power people will draw and book accordingly,” says Howell.
The first edition of the Glastonbury Festival was held on 25-27 June 1971 at the Glastonbury Tor on the boundary of Somerset and Wiltshire in England. It was inspired by the Blues festival at the Bath & West Showground that had taken place the year before and was initially planned to be a one-day event. However, it was soon expanded to two days due to high demand.
Attendance: 1,500 people showed up.
Price: £1 including free milk from the farm
Find the secret gigs
The Festival has a vast amount of activities outside of the main stage line-up, so take advantage of your visit and check out some of the lesser-known acts. You can find them at the Hidden Gardens in Worthy Farm or head over to The Old Dairy in Cheddar Gorge for some retro fun. You’ll also be able to catch some comedy acts at the Comedy Garden and dance your cares away at Dance Arena.
Step away from the big stages
The biggest stage at this year’s festival is called The Pyramid Stage, which was built specifically for music festivals like Glastonbury. However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different then there are plenty of other smaller stages at different locations around Worthy Farm where you can enjoy live music!
Participate in the creation of the world’s largest peace symbol. Attend the celebration for the Ultimate Power. Relax and unwind in the movie theater. Attend classes at the Free University of Glastonbury to improve your knowledge. Take a look at something at random. Visit the Unfairground if you can. Get an early start and get to the Shangri-La. Go on a pub crawl.
Glastonbury has been a hot ticket for many years now, with demand for tickets increasing each year. This year’s line-up includes Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age headlining on the Pyramid Stage, Mumford & Sons at Orbital Stage and Stormzy at Sonisphere Arena.
Will There Be Glastonbury 2023?
Yes! Organizers of the famous music festival Glastonbury have confirmed that the event will take place in 2023 after two previous editions were canceled due to coronavirus outbreaks. The announcement is a relief to many fans concerned about being able to travel to England in 2020 or 2021 due to the risk of contracting the virus.
The Glastonbury Festival is a unique and magnificent event not to be missed by anyone interested in music. It is a festival that showcases some of the best and most famous bands and music artists in the world, and it would be a fantastic experience for anyone to attend. So if you’re ever on the hunt for an unforgettable music festival experience, make sure to check out Glastonbury! It is undoubtedly the best thing to happen to music in a long time.