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Glastonbury Festival, A Colourful  Feast of Music

Glastonbury Festival, a Colourful Feast of Music

Glastonbury Festival, one of the famous festivals of the United Kingdom, which mainly features music and other contemporary arts. The annual event is celebrated for five days mostly in the last week of June.

The motive behind this massive event is to raise millions of pounds for good causes. The Pilton farm in the tented city of Somerset serves as the venue for the event. This time, the colorful festival is celebrated in between 22-26 of June at the same venue.

The festival would stage on a huge site of 2,000 acres of land and offers a large scale of unique entertainment differing from other festivals across the world.

Glastonbury Festival 2016: The Complete Picture of Performing Events

Glastonbury is renowned as the largest Greenfield festival in the world and is attended by about 175,000 people. It requires massive infrastructure concerning transport, security, electricity and water supply. Hundreds of volunteers were employed to help the people attending the mega festival.

Glastonbury Music Festival 2016

A part of the music hugely entertaining event also features other activities like dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, poetry, children’s entertainment, healing, green crafts, information and much more.

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The Glastonbury festival was first started in September in the year of 1970 which was later shifted to July the very next year and again changed in the following year to the month of June. The Coverage of this year’s festival was taken by BBC in all formats TV, radio and online.

BBC Music director speaking about the event says, “Glastonbury promises to be a magical weekend, especially this year with so many home-grown performers including Jeff Lynne, Adele, Muse, and Coldplay.”

He added, “If you can’t make it to Worthy Farm, BBC Music will bring you the cream of the festival, whether you’re at home or on the move.”

Getting tickets for the Glastonbury Festival is a tough task since many of the UK’s people are competing to be part of the thousands of audience. One has to register in prior for booking the tickets and have to buy them on the allotted day. Anyone under 12 years doesn’t need an entrance ticket for the Event.

Glastonbury Festival 2016: The Complete Picture of Performing Events

Glastonbury Festival of Music and arts

Only few hours left for the forthcoming five-day event Glastonbury Music Festival 2016,we have provided you the complete picture of the mega event which going to live from tomorrow in the Worthy Farm, Pilton. The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) will cover the entire five-day event of Glastonbury Festival.

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The tickets have been entirely sold out for the event which will take place from 22 – 26 this month. You can also book tickets for the next five years well in advance from now. The Price of the ticket is £ 228 and £ 5 booking fee

Glastonbury Music Festival will take place in Somerset, England, which inaugurated in the year 1970. The festival would be usually held on the  last week of June every year. It’s a five-day event, this year’s event starts on 22 June 2016 and ends on 26 June 2016.

Glastonbury festival of music and arts

This year tickets that sold are 135,000; each ticket costs to £228. The famous, notable acts are Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Beck Tame Impala, PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals, Ellie Goulding, Madness, Skepta, and the last shadow puppets, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jake Bugg, ZZ Top, LCD Sound-system, Bastille, Wolf Alice, Damon Albarn.

The five-day music festival celebration on a contemporary of performing arts and also comedy, circus, cabaret and the festival hosts dance and also pop and rock artists appearing on small stages and playing areas.

Eavis apportioned profits from his Glastonbury festival to support charitable causes and during an appearance on BBC Radio program, the founder told the festival could never lose its license due to the contribution it makes to the local economy. In 2014, the Glastonbury support Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid, and hundreds of other worthy causes by donating £2 million. The fund collection is to improve the festival infrastructure and environmental impact.

The Glastonbury Music Festival founded by Michael Eavis is an English dairy farmer and founder of the Glastonbury. He also holds Honorary Degrees from University of Bath and University of Bristol.

Glastonbury is the largest Greenfield festival in the world which receives extensive television and newspaper coverage. The festival requires significant infrastructure relating to security, water, transport, and electricity supply and the no of attendees rose to around 175, 000 people.

Main Events one shouldn’t miss :

  • Wolfgang Buttress’s Be One project at Glade Area Glastonbury on Thursday at 9.55pm
  • On Wednesday 22nd June, at 4 pm, we will be holding a tribute to Jo Cox on The Park Stage on what would have been her 42nd birthday. Stand As One – Live at Glastonbury 2016, a live album for refugees dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox
  • Adele to headline Saturday night
  • Muse to headline Friday night (the first band to become to all three night at the worthy farm.
  • Coldplay to headline the Sunday night, this is the first band to headline Glastonbury for four times.

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Glastonbury Music Festival 2016 Line Ups acts announced to perform

  • Pyramid Stage: Muse, Foals, ZZ Top, Jess Glynne, Two Door Cinema Club, Skepta, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Damon Albarn and Guests.
  • Other Stage: Disclosure, Bastille, Bring me the Horizon, Editors, The Lumineers, Frightened Rabbit, Christine and the Queens, Blossoms, James
  • West Holts Stage: Underworld, Roisin Murphy, White Denim, Protoje, Vince Staples, DakhaBrakha,
  • The Park Stage: Richard Hawley, Savages, Ronnie Spector, Daughter, Ezra Gurman, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, NAO
  • John Peel Stage: SigurRos, Aluna George, Explosions in the Sky, Jack Garratt, Half Moon Run, Aurora, Rat Boy, Elle King.
  • Acoustic Stage
  • Silver Hayes
  • Williams Green
  • Avalon Stage
  • Theatre and Circus
  • The Glade
  • Left Field
  • Kidz Field
  • Arcadia
  • Block9
  • The Common
  • Shangri-La
  • Unfair Ground
  • Glasto Latino

 

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