Glastonbury Festival – Somerset
LATE JUNE (WITH A BREAK EVERY FOUR YEARS) BETTER PACK OUR OBLIGATORY GUMBOOTS.
Each year, Glastonbury makes the headlines with images of British celebrities trudging through the mud in gumboots and hot pants. However, despite the cheap tabloid shots, this long-running festival maintains a focus on social activism and environmental issues, as well as a serious emphasis on music and the performing arts.
WE’VE HEARD THE HEADLINE ACTS DRAW A BIG CROWD.
It has a reputation as the biggest greenfield festival in the world – since the inaugural get-together in 1970, it now runs over five days and attracts more than 175,000 attendees.
THESE MUST BE SOME SERIOUSLY POPULAR POP STARS.
Glastonbury brings out the big guns – headline artists over the years have included such rock and pop behemoths as David Bowie, Van Morrison, The Smiths, Radiohead, The White Stripes, Neil Young and U2. In more recent years, the festival has widened its musical appreciation to include rap and R&B artists like Jay Z and Dizzie Rascal, and on some of the smaller stages you’ll be treated to up-and-coming acts before they hit the big time.