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GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was first held in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix died, when the headlining act was T Rex (who replaced the Kinks). It was the brainchild of farmer Michael Eavis and is now a regular event, the largest of its kind in the world. Though best known for its music (as well as its mud and awful toilets), the festival, as its name implies, covers all performing arts - such as dance, cabaret and comedy. For 5 days during June, Worthy Farm is transformed into a major conurbation of 175,000 people - it is a masterpiece of logistics and organisation. Headline acts over the years have included the likes of the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Adele and Dolly Parton.

Attendance is ONLY possible by allocated ticket obtained via the festival website.

Region:
Location/Address: Worthy Farm
Pilton
Shepton Mallet
County: Somerset
Post Code: BA4 4BY
Main Historic Period: Modern
Useful Website Address: Glastonbury Festival website
Tip/Nearby: Something for the bucket list? You MUST obtain allocated tickets via the official website to attend this event.
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
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