The Glastonbury Festival, or the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, is the biggest outdoor Greenfield performing arts and music carnival in the world.
The Glastonbury Festival 2011 will be held from June 22, 2011 (Wednesday) until June 26, 2011 (Sunday).
All the Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets ran out of stock within 4 hours of putting them on sale on October 3, 2011 (Sunday).
The top artists scheduled to perform at the event are U2, Coldplay, and Beyonce. They will perform on Friday (June 24), Saturday (June 25), and Sunday (June 26) as the headline acts on the Pyramid Stage. Other artists include B.B. King, Anna Calvi, The Chemical Brothers, Big Audio Dynamite, Elbow, Crystal Castles, Fleet Foxes, Friendly Fires, Janelle Monae, Gruff Rhys, Primal Scream, Mumford and Sons, and Warpaint. On April 13, 2011, the event disclosed all the names of the performers ready to play The West Holts Stage, and they include Chase & Status, Cee-Lo Green, Go! Team, Kool and The Gang, and Jimmy Cliff. U2, Beyonce, and Coldplay will perform on the main stage.
A brief history of Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury was significantly swayed by the free festival campaign and hippie culture in the early 1970s, starting with the Isle of Wight Festival. This festival featured shows by The Who, among other performers. Subsequently, the arranger of the event, Michael Eavis said that he made a decision to organize the first carnival, then known as the Pilton Festival, after he watched an outdoor Led Zeppelin feat at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music at the close by Bath and West Auditorium in 1970. The carnival has held on to the traces of this culture like the Green Fields zone, which incorporates the Healing Field and Green Futures Field.
The venue of the festival is Worthy Farm in Southwest England. The Worthy Farm lies in the middle of the tiny villages of Pylle and Pilton, six miles east to the Glastonbury town. The Glastonbury Tor looks across the venue in the magical "Vale of Avalon".
The accommodations for Glastonbury Festival can be categorized into the following options:
Tipis are used as accommodations in Glastonbury for an extensive period. A small number of fixed Tipis are available for rent at Tipi Field, close to the Stone Circle. Up to six adult individuals can live in a Tipi. The rate of booking a Tipi is around ₤900 and this is over and above the standard price of admission ticket.
Majority of people attending the Glastonbury Carnival live in a tent. There are various camping places and each has its own ambience. Camps for the physically challenged are also available in the Spring Ground.
Camping accommodation is available at the price of a standard admission ticket of the festival. However, the attendees should get their own tents/camps.
Some people go for the motorhomes to cherish the carnival or bring their own motorhome or recreational vehicle for camping if they have one. Luxurious beds are available in motorhomes and the travelers are saved from probable rains.
A caravan ticket can be bought in addition to the festival ticket. The cost is £75 per caravan this year. A caravan will have to be hauled by a van or any other car. Visitors are allowed to bring a trailer tent on the caravan spot.
The visitors can also stop over at any of the regional bread-and-breakfast venues. However, most of them are not located close to the venue.