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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Glastonbury Good Times

So it's that time of year again. As I wave goodbye to those who are lucky enough to be part of the magical, musical wonderland, it feels as though the tumbleweed is drifting past me...


And then I get to Castlefield and am trodden on by football fans and aurally assaulted by vuvuzelas.   Give me Ellie Goulding , Groove Armada, Scissors and a muddy field any day!

This year's Glastonbury Festival celebrates it's 40th anniversary and is even bigger and better than ever.  For those of us that can't make it this year, here's some facts about the famous fest':

The first Glastonbury Festival was held on the day after Jimi Hendrix died in September 1970. Marc Bolan, Keith Christmas and Al Stewart were all on the line-up. Just 1,500 people attended, it cost £1 to get in and this included free milk from the farm.

At Glasto in 2004 more football fans gathered to watch England lose to Portugal in the European Championships than anywhere else in the world!

Glastonbury is the world's biggest open air arts and music festival, covering 900 acres of Somerset farmland.

Until 1981, Glastonbury had been a predominantly hippy festival. This all changed when Manchester’s New Order played on the new Pyramid Stage. The rest is history so they say. 


Playing at this year's festival include epic acts such as Muse, Stevie Wonder, Shakira,  The Lightning Seeds, Pet Shop Boys, Florence & The Machine and the legend that is Rolf Harris, who is playing the Pyramid Stage at the rip old age of 80 YEARS OLD! Good on you Rolf!

If, like me, you're not heading down to sunny Glastonbury this weekend then you can still see all your favourite bands on tour later this year





Am so jealous!

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