Glastonbury festival is the biggest and best known of all the UK festivals. Attracting the biggest names of contemporary music, the stages of Glastonbury have hosted the likes of The Who, Oasis, and Kanye West. This year is no exception, hosting a diverse range of artists, from metal pioneers Metallica, to Led Zeppelin guitarist Robert Plant, Lilly Allen and the trip-hop duo Massive Attack.
The head-liners include Arcade Fire, Metallica, Kasabian, Elbow, Jack White, The Black Keys, Lilly Allen, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey, and many more. For a full list, click here.
All tickets, including resale, have been sold out.
The fire spewing, mechanical-spider/sound system Arcadia stage will be making a comeback in 2014 for some intense raving.
Michael Eavis, Glastonbury organiser, has recieved the 23rd Music Industry Trust Award in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the UK’s live music industry and many charitable causes".
Registration is now open for the legendary festival. The registration, which includes submitting a picture for approval, is a mandatory step to purchase a ticket, however it does not guarantee you a ticket. Your registration number is required when you come to make a final ticket purchase. If you have registered before it is not necessary to do so again.
The official Glastonbury website announced that tickets will go on sale in October this year. Tickets for Glastonbury 2013 cost £205 plus £5 booking cost and £6 delivery. Usually the price increases year after year, so tickets for 2014 can be expected to be a bit more. Tickets can be purchased online and usually sell out quite quickly after they are announced.
The Glastonbury festival has had notoriously temperamental weather. Although at times quite hot, reaching highs of 28 degrees, the festival has only had eight years without rainfall since it was first held in 1970. In 2005 the festival was hit by a flash flood in which some areas were submerged under four feet of water. That’s why if you plan on attending be sure to bring your willies and an umbrella!