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Glastonbury Festival 2022

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The Glastonbury is giant five-day musical occasion, taking place at Worthy Farm between the small villages of Pylle and Pilton. Along with contemporary music, the festival conducts theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, circus, and other arts.

The first festival was held in 1970 when the Blues event at the Bath & West Showground inspired Michael Eavis to start his own low-scaled festival. Quintessence, Keith Christmas, and Marc Bolan were performing on a stage. The attendance of the first event made 1,500, and the price of a ticket was £1 including free milk from the farm. The names of the festival changed a few times until 1981 when it finally became Glastonbury Festival.

At present, headliners of the festival are mostly leading rock and pop artists. Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West Radiohead and Ed Sheeran appeared on the main stage so far. In addition to that, thousands of other performers appear on smaller stages. Glastonbury receives large newspaper and television coverage, and around 175,000 visitors. Even though the Glastonbury Festival takes place in summer, there is a high chance of rain, so you might want to bring some raincoat and boots.

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