Sunday, 1 April 2007

Glastonbury festival record sellout!

Yet again the Glastonbury festival has sold all its tickets in record time (137000 tickets in 90 minutes)! Pretty impressive. If you're unfamiliar with this festival its the biggest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. It's held on a piece of farm land in SW England, and for the rest of the year it is filled with cows! Most people who haven't been to this particular festival would probably be under the impression that it's predominantly a celebration of music. Having been to the festival myself I would agree with this to some extent, there's a huge variety of musical genres on offer on seven stages.

However, this festival has so much more to offer: craft stalls, juggling school, theatrical displays, comedy, charity events, kids world and a huge variety of food and stalls from around the world. For a three day festival you could quite easily not go to see any bands play, and then you would probably just about have time to look at all the other things on offer. This of course would a missed opportunity. I've been to Glastonbury Festival twice and have seen such class acts as Paul McCartney, David Bowie and James Brown. For those of us who are unfortunate enough not to be going along (or are getting old and the idea of camping in the mud with absolutely revolting toilets is not appealing anymore...) its usually broadcast on the BBC in the third week on June. Bring it on...

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