About the festival
Glastonbury Festival is without doubt the UK's most famous music and performing arts festival, if not the world's. Embracing each and every genre across the spectrum, from rock and pop to minimal house, techno and full-throttle drum 'n' bass, jazz and R&B, music-lovers flock to its spiritual fields down in Somerset.
Famed for its huge headline performances on its hallowed Pyramid Stage, Worthy Farm has recently hosted rock icons like The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, The Cure, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, The Who, and Foo Fighters, while inviting superstar luminaries like Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Stormzy to strut their stuff on the ancient leylines also.
It's the many other facets of the festival that really sets the heart racing however: take a stroll through Shangri-La – the festival's nighttime district – and you'll be thrown into a themed world full of immersive theatre and shenanigans, soundtracked by electronic music's finest and underground names.
Or just up the path, there's Arcadia Pangea, the re-located, re-used industrial crane structure, open to only the most hardcore ravers, or the more cosier circus and cabaret field, where some of the country's best comedians come together with drag queens and trapeze magicians.
To get a sense of Glastonbury Festival's scale, there were over 100 official stages hosting performances in 2022. It's truly a festival like no other that needs to be experienced to be believed.
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