If you want to experience the true spirit of an English music festival, then you won’t want to miss the Glasto festival. This summer music festival is the world’s largest. The festival started as a three-day hippie fest, but the festival has continued every year, and is now a place for new bands to make it big as well as a place for old favorites to live their glory days.
Here you will find hundreds of varied acts, including Bowie, Massive Attack, The Smiths, Radiohead, Dylan, Blur, Bjork, and a whole lot more bands and singers than you’ve ever heard of.
Don’t be surprised at what you find at the festival. This event takes place over 900 acres of farmland, and just like a farm, it is bound to get messy! Whether it is mud from the rain or simply trash and leftovers from the nearly 200,000 people who attend the festival, you will get dirty and lost. Aside from the multitude of musical stages, you will also find hundreds of booths selling food, trinkets, and nearly anything you can think of.
While there, you won’t want to miss seeing an act on the Pyramid Stage, the Jazz world Stage, the Sacred Space, the Dance Area, the Glade, Lost Vagueness, and the Tipi Field. If you get bored or tired of the hustle and bustle, you can step out and visit the surrounding towns for a break. The Holiday Parks website can help you find a place to relax and unwind.
Dos and don’ts
While you are at the event, you should keep a few considerations in mind.
Do Dress For The Occasion
Although celebrity visitors may make it seem like a fashion event, it is best to dress sensibly at the festival. Like as not, it will rain. It is almost sure to be muddy. Stick to what is comfortable, and wear shoes meant for mucking about in the countryside. You won’t be sorry. You should also bring several outfit changes for when you get filthy.
Don’t Miss The Main Act
While it is easy to get distracted by the hundreds of things to do at the festival, you don’t want to miss the main act. Pick one of the headliner bands to watch and make sure you do! You will be happy you saw one of the main points of the festival. You may also want to try to see a new band or someone you are not familiar with, just to get the full experience. Do have fun: It is easy to get stressed over the crowds and number of events. Rather than get hung up on the details, just try to go with the flow and enjoy yourself. After all, you are there to have fun!
When you attend the Glastonbury Festival you embrace years of musical history and become a part of one of the best events England has to offer. You will always remember the memories you made at the festival, and you will probably want to come back year after year.