Glastonbury festival, which this year takes place from 24th to 28th June, was heavily influenced by the hippie-scene when it first came to be, back in the 70s.
The once humble festival is now the biggest music festival in the world hosting over 170,000 punters, who flock over every year for a truly special experience. Anyone whose been knows that there is no other festival like Glastonbury and that it is one of those places where you can truly lose yourself and discover some amazing acts.
If you are one of the lucky ones this year and are new to the festival then why not try some of our favourite things about Glasto.
Have some milk
Glastonbury takes place on the Worthy farm where Michael Eavis, the festival founder and organizer, usually does his farming and for a few weeks a year he opens the doors to his land to punters who are there to enjoy some of the best and newest music. As you are in a farm after all why not try Worthy’s fresh produce? Milk has been sold at the festival ever since its humble beginnings and although it was free to begin with (as was the festival) the fresh milk is still fairly cheap and very refreshing. Have some one morning as it will refresh you and it also contains protein, which will do you good after that much partying.
See one of the acts on the Pyramid stage
Like a beacon at the festival, the Pyramid stage, which has been there since the beginning is a staple mark of the festival. It’s been upgraded over the years of course and now is the main stage at the festival. It has played host to some heavyweight artists; the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Arctic Monkeys are some of the artists that have played the Pyramid stage in the last few years and this year rockers The Who and Foo Fighters are both playing and are joined by American rapper Kanye West. It might sound odd but even if you aren’t a big fan of the artist or music, standing in a crowd with thousand other festival-goers has something special about it and makes you enjoy yourself rather much.
Check out the far-out areas Block 9, Shangri-la for late night partying
Glastonbury isn’t just the big stages and live music areas it also boasts amazing performances by famous DJs. Not only that you, can also enjoy raving in the most spectacular setting, whether it’s a Mad Max set or science fiction inspired one, the party town is a place where you can really let your hair down and party like a pro. Even if you aren’t into dance music the setting is worth a wonder. So wander on and explore the magic that is held within the most remote areas of the festival.
Walk to the Park Stage one morning and watch the sunrise
If you find that you have spent your night in the remote areas of the festival and on your way back the sun looks like its about to come up you should definitely try and head to the Park Stage, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise. The Park stage sits on a hill and you can see the whole festival from there. Sunrises there are particularly spectacular and are strangely peaceful. Getting there in the early hours of the morning is the perfect way to watch how peaceful the farm can be.
Visit the healing fields
Glastonbury is a beast of a festival and we are not joking when we say that. It can take hours to reach destinations and walking is very much going to be something you need to do in order to see whoever you want to whether it be a friend or artist. The healing fields are where you can find sanctuary and get the much needed TLC you might need after all those hours of walking or a long night of partying. Whether you need a massage or even a bit of hair styling, there is something for everyone and certainly all the pampering you might need after so much enjoyment.
Whatever you do try and enjoy yourself and don’t get overwhelmed you are in a hippie field after all and you can find something that will be to your taste in Worthy farm for sure.