Glastonbury Festival just passed a couple of days ago, and Travel.Art.Stories as a huge event fan cannot miss it out. I can’t give a review of the Glastonbury 2017 (at least someone of you will share your experience), but I would like to tell how it was in previous years. I was lucky to work in 2015 as a steward on this ‘monster’ festival, so this is my review and some advice on how to rock this festival in the best way possible.
General review of the Glastonbury Festival
This is the best festival experience I’ve ever had in my life. I mean, believe all that great things they say about themselves. This festival worth it! Everything is the best. The best line-up, best venue, best art installations, best food, and maybe even best event-goers. First class event.
I also love its British spirit. I want to take a British flag and scream Freeeeedooom or Briiiiitain, whatever. There is a feeling that these couple of days you moved to another planet of super creative aliens. The festival includes all forms of art on the highest level and almost all genres of music. With some British notes of course.
You may find lots of great fests in the world, but if you want to taste something British, go to Glastonbury.
The festival is located on a farm in Pilton, which is located in a small countryside, Shepton Mullet. I really advise you to visit this village. Catholic castles, nice center, and spirit of a lovely British village in the city. There is a southern atmosphere there. Take a break during the festival or come earlier. There are some shops there, so you can do shopping. Tesco supermarket is 20 min walk from the festival. Glastonbury city is one hour ride.
The place of the festival itself is lovely. It is literally located on a farm in the ‘sleep land’ of the village, so you going to have some neighbours. Have a look how British village people live.
There was amazing food on-site. Glastonbury had paella, churros, hipster burgers, British food, and so on. Everything of the best quality. There was a wide range of food and drinks. So, you will eat high-quality cuisines from all around the world.
Very British. And it’s great. UK music is the best in the world, so Glastonbury is the best place for reaching out the best UK music. Go to the underground stages, they always have something great. I loved the NME (the Other) stage. Also, don’t miss BBC Introducing stage, where you can open new talents, or, even covered stage with pop music will surprise you with great performances.
Apart from other music festivals, Glastonbury focuses not only on music. Every part of the festival is full of art, the whole festival itself is a celebration of art adoration. Check the art pavilion, there you will get art dose you need.
Camping and living onsite
£238 + £5, which is quite wow. But, if you take into account the ‘price’ of its headliners, the price is good.