Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The biggest Festival in the world

The festival is also called  just “Glasto” and the complete official name is “Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts”. It takes places in Pilton, Somerset, England. It is an open-air festival. It started in the seventies influenced by the hippie movement. Today lots of types of music are welcome such as rock, world, electronic, reggae, folk, hip hop and  dance. There are  also performances of dancing, comedy, theater, circus, cabaret and other arts on the eighty stages around the place. This year the festival was held from 22nd - 26 th June. ColdPlay, U2, Beyoncé and BB King are some well known artists who took part in the event. That  was the forty-first edition.  There will be another one only in 2013. Registration for 2013 tickets is now open.
Michael Eavis - Founder
 Nowadays the motto of the Glastonbury Festival is “For a Bigger, Better, Cleaner, Greener, Fairer Glastonbury”. So, the Glastonbury’s charity partners are experts at providing clean water and healthy food in much more remote and inaccessible locations to keep people dancing until  early in the morning and in relatively good health in the circumstances. However, each person also has to do his/her part  to collaborate including YOU!

Curiosities about Glastonbury

There’s the Kids Field which  is a huge kid’s festival within the Festival featuring top names from the world of children’s entertainment and loads of activities.

Glastonbury’s so noisy that earplugs are available.

Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the  world and a template for all the festival that have come after it.

Over 700 items were handed in during last year's Festival including 250 wallets/cardholders with contents, 118 mobile phones and 38 cameras. It is always worth checking there if anything goes missing.

How can  you get there?

To get to the Glastonbury Festival you are encouraged to take a bus, train and other forms of public transport. This is a way to reduce the carbon footprint and preserve the environment. This year the organizers are encouraging people to come to the festival by bike. They provide a camping field to the cyclists who are coming from distant areas.

Most people stay at canvas on the camping fields which are included in the ticket price. Others choose to bring their camper vans or caravans, but they have to be careful because no sleeping, camping or fires are allowed in the car parks.
To see the options of accommodation, click here:

Coldplay - Viva la Vida (The most interesting performance)

CE3 Mon/ Wed 17:30
Teacher Andrea