If I had to recommend one summer festival it would be Glastonbury.
Glastonbury Music Festival is the largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world, attracting around 150, 500 people of all ages and nationalities. When I went two summers ago I was lucky enough to see Stevie Wonder, Gorillaz, Florence and the Machine, and my personal highlight Mumford & Sons.
I must add, having attended this festival, its not for the feint hearted. Although a lot of fun, it does require you to camp for 5 days and 4 nights, with each day being very long and very busy. The crowds are big, the lines are long, the toilets are smelly, and since its held in England, you are always at the mercy of the weather - usually rain! Despite this however DO NOT BE DETTERED.
Every year the line up is always superb, the atmosphere is electrifying, the people are friendly, and there is always plenty to do. There are not many places that can boast about the acts that have played on the Glastonbury stages - Van Morisson, Blur, Oasis, Johnny Cash, Coldplay and U2, are to name but a few.
In addition to seeing loads of great bands you can also explore the sites. You can watch movies and make crafts in "the Park," send your kids to play in the "Kidz Field," and dance all day and night in the "Dance Village." If that is still not enough for you, every night after the music finishes (usually around midnight) there are a number of different "Villages" you can visit. The different villages cater to all tastes - whether you wish to dance to the early hours of the morning, or simply just wander around and explore with friends.
For more information or to register for tickets check out: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/
|John Peel Stage|