Are you also sad you missed this year’s Glastonbury Festival? If you weren’t there, you’ll probably aware that you missed out on a lot of insane headlines, not forgetting Stormzy’s incredible set. Next year will be the festival’s 50th birthday so we are confident there’s going to be a hell of party – just make sure you get your tickets before they sell out!
The festival will take place on the 24th of June until the 28th next year, and the tickets usually go on sale in October. The rush for tickets usually sees the whole lot being snapped within the first hour of them being on sale. Meaning you’ll have to prepare to brace yourself!
There is no official confirmation on who will be headlining next year so we wouldn’t want to give you false hopes but rumours are mostly centred around Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Fleetwood Mac… But enough about rumours, here are the most obvious reasons why you should head over to one of the only festivals in the world:
For the history and its stages…
The first festival was held on the day after Jimi Hendrix died, over a two day period. Before the owners of the fields knew it, word got around. The attendance of that first festival was 1,500 and the price of the tickets were £1 per person which included free milk from the farm.
Glastonbury has since become the largest Greenfield music festival in the world. The Pyramid Stage is still one of the most famous, and has had three different designs over the years. The original one was created in 1971, the second in 1981 and the third in 2000. The latest one measures 30 metres tall and is created over four kilometres of steel pipes. The second main stage is called the Other Stage, which is where dance music was introduced in 1994.
For the environment…
The Green Fields are full of environmental initiatives and never before have their message from more pressing. The festival is split up into different fields, and this one focuses on actions to reduce global warming, and communicate and raise awareness of climate change.
You’ll find a lot of different activities on the Green Fields such as speakers there to educate you, charities, exhibited, fundraisers and a lot of vegetarian and vegan foods. What better use of being in the open air to think about how we can save our environment?
For the free fun…
Although the festival isn’t the most affordable ticket, you need to remember that you will have access to hundreds of acts, but also a bunch of free activities you can take part of. There are free massage workshops and yoga classes, but you’ll also be able to access some of Somerset’s most touristic places outside of the fields such as the Glastonbury Tor, or the gorgeous Cheddar Gorge.
But other than the amazing activities taking place at the festival, there is also all the exchanges between strangers no matter the age, or the culture. People also usually rave about the secret gigs during the festivals, because although the full line-up is announced a few months in advance, the musicians always through in a massive surprise! But don’t forget about watching the sunset before the big acts just over the stage for a nice evening before the last headliner of the night.
If this hasn’t convinced you to join the festival goers next year then we’re not sure what will! But to truly put you in the mood, we’ve selected some of the most hip outfits for your next festival.
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