The Glastonbury Festival is a performing arts festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, best known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts.
The festival organiser Michael Eavis, a farmer in a Somerset valley, stated that he decided to host the first festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert in 1970.
Leading pop and rock artists have appeared as headline acts with thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. The festival has also spawned films and albums and is reported on extensively on television and in newspapers.
It is now attended by around 150,000 people requiring extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water and electricity supply. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for good causes.
225,00 £ ALL DAYS
General admission tickets
From 35 euros (hotels) in town
4,5 euros (0,5 l) at festival venue
From 4,5 to 8 euros (hamburgers, curry) at festival venue
Initial charge around 3,4 euros, price per km around 1,45 euros