There is no other festival in the world where tickets sell out in a matter of minutes before the official line-up has even been released… I think that speaks for itself. People travel from all over the world to experience the wonders of Glastonbury. It’s that festival which every person should experience at some point in their lives, whether you are 6 or 60.
One of my many highlights of 2011:
I first went to Glastonbury when i was 14 and it remains an experience i will never forget. Apart from the freezing cold evenings, the festival was like nothing i had ever seen before. Every aspect is put together with care and creativity from the legendary Pyramid Stage which has seen the likes of Oasis, Pulp, Blur, The Cure, The Smiths, Jay Z and The Gorillaz… to name a few, all headline over the past ten years. If you want a festival that incorporates music and experience, then Glastonbury is the place to go. It provides twenty-four hour entertainment which caters to everyone, whether you want to chill in the Park field and take in the enormity of the festival or visit Shangri-la, ‘the after-hours epicentre of the festival, the place where the audience become inhabitants of this ethereal world. Famed for its twisting alleys, unpredictable nano-venues, eccentric humour and epic raves, there is certainly a lot to explore. A myriad of venues, artworks and installations lie within Shangri-la, the only question is whether you will find them all’. And that’s only two of the fields…
- Theatre & Circus
- The Green Fields
- The Park
- West Holts
- Acoustic Field
- Dance Village
- The Common
- The Unfairground
- Field of Avalon
- Pilton Palais Cinema Tent
- The Beat Hotel
- Cubana Salsa Tent
- Bourbon Street
- The Bandstand
Glastonbury, like Bestival, is so hard to describe in words, you just have to experience it to know what i’m talking about… I always come home feeling like i have just been apart of something very special.
Some quotes that sum it all up for me…
“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet” – Bob Marley
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”
“Live for the nights I can’t remember with the people I’ll never forget”
“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Its moments like these that make a festival…
Considering The Rolling Stones are rumored headliners among Rihanna, Radiohead and The Smiths, if you haven’t got a ticket already, get your arses in gear and try to get one in the re-sales in April.
See you at Glasto 2013!