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 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.
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.
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.