The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts (often abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto) is a music festival held since 1970 near the city of Glastonbury in the county Somerset, UK. The event (originally called Glastonbury Fayre) has earned a reputation as the “British Woodstock” since its early years and is traditionally considered one of the main events of the music year in Britain. Covering every genre across the spectrum, from rock and pop to minimal house, techno and drum’n’bass, all music lovers flock to the fields of Somerset. The festival includes numerous performances of dance, folklore, theatre and circus groups, and art exhibitions are arranged.
Jun, UK, SomersetThe Glastonbury Festival is one of the most famous music festivals in the world.
The founder of the festival is farmer Michael Eavis, Glastonbury is held on his farm property.
The festival area is an enclosed complex with limited access; in the north is the Pyramid stage, in the south – the Additional stage, and carnival rides and a circus in the east. The meadows to the south are used for exhibitions.