Much loved and very fun to attend, although a festival that maybe us as American’s are not so familiar with, The Glastonbury Festival needs to be on everyone’s social calendar for the coming years. We’ll keep you updated on when it happens and who the headliners are, but here’s a little history on it and what the story is:
Glastonbury is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, almost always the last weekend of June. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theater, circus, cabaret, and other arts. It is organized by Michael Eavis on his own land, Worthy Farm in Pilton.
Inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free festival movements, the festival retains vestiges of these traditions, such as the Green Fields area, which includes the Green Futures and Healing Field.
It would be impossible to name act that has performed at Glastonbury, but to give you an idea – Metallica, Dolly Parton, Massive Attack, Bryan Ferry, Royal Blood, Suzanne Vega, Mogwai, Wilko Johnson – get it, great mix of artists.