Inspired by an open air Led Zeppelin concert in 1970, fourteen people invested everything they had to build a stage and give birth to the legendary Glastonburry Festival. 1,500 people attended that first year, each paying a 1 Euro, which came with a glass of milk from the farm. But what started as a grassroots concert has evolved to become the largest greenfield festival in the world with 175,000 attendees coming from all over the world.
Each year since it’s origination, Glastonbury has been held at organizer Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm near Pilton, Somerset England. Beyond the world-class music acts that perform over the course of the five-day extravaganza, the festival serves as platform for contemporary performing arts including dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and numerous other off the wall experiences to witness and take part in.
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