Guide to the UK’s biggest music festival

Music festivals are among the most popular events in the world and attract thousands of people from all over the world. It’s not just a chance to sing and dance, but also to catch comedies and see popular musicians perform live. For some, it’s a dream come true. The UK is one country to take full advantage of these events, as many of them take place throughout the year in different parts of the country. When it comes to the biggest, though, only one music festival holds that title, and here’s what to know about this amazing event.

About Glastonbury – The UK’s Largest Music Festival

The Glastonbury Festival is a five day music and arts event which presents a wide variety of musical entertainment as well as comedy, dance and other shows. The festival offers a wide range of contemporary music ranging from rock and roll, pop, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, folk and many more. The Glastonbury Music Festival was first held on September 19, 1970 and has continued for over 50 years, gathering an annual attendance of around 200,000. This massive attendance generates millions of dollars in revenue that are usually invested in good causes.

About the next event

For two years, the world has been at the mercy of the pandemic which has led to the postponement or cancellation of many events including music festivals like Glastonbury. The decisions are however understandable. With over a hundred thousand annual spectators at the festival, the evils would no doubt have spread like wildfire. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that two good years of this fun experience were wasted. Apparently, all this lost time has to be made up for and after two years, we can say that Glastonbury is finally back. This year’s edition of the popular music event is scheduled to take place from Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 26, 2022. Since the event was canceled in 2020 after tickets were purchased, these tickets will still be valid for this year’s event.

  • Date of the next event: June 22 – 26, 2022
  • Place: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

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What to expect when Glastonbury returns

Glastonbury 2022 is undoubtedly set for a massive comeback, obviously. People all over the world already have this comeback in mind. The event should be held at its previous location to allow visitors to enjoy a spacious environment. Music lovers around the world have been waiting for this event for a long time, which is why tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2022 sold out in less than an hour on sale day in March. This left many people disappointed as they couldn’t get the tickets. The demand was too high. This undoubtedly means that the event will be very crowded and the management may have to deal with intruders who were unable to obtain the tickets and do not want to miss the festival; although strong security has been put in place to handle this issue.

This year’s festival lineup includes some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Megan Thee Stallion, Little Simz and many more. Apart from the upbeat music, there are other things one can enjoy at the Glastonbury Music Festival. This is an opportunity for outdoor camping and enjoying night parties as well as movies. Camping at Glastonbury is a must and the high attendance inevitably makes it one of the biggest camping events in the UK too.

For camping, you have the choice between different spots. Row Mead – the most popular campsite offers views of the Pyramid Stage or the main event stage and other vibrant campsites to choose from – Pennard Hill and Oxylers. For family camping, Cockmill Meadow is the best bet, while Hitchin Hill is best suited for those looking for a serene camping atmosphere.

Visitors don’t need to pay extra to access these campsites as their Glastonbury tickets cover this. Just arrive in time to find a good spot among the various designated camping areas and pitch a tent. Make sure you come with all the necessary camping gear to enjoy a comfortable camping experience as it can sometimes rain and get uncomfortable. The importance of arriving early to secure a good campsite cannot be overstated. Just as it took less than an hour to buy all the tickets for the 2022 Glastonbury Music Festival, the campsite can fill up quickly. Wednesday – the first day of the festival is the best time to book a good camping spot. The gates open at 8am and the rush usually starts from that exact moment.

When it comes to food, there are hundreds of food stalls across the site to choose from and visitors can always bring their favorites too. Although food is an important thing to consider, a troubled stomach can ruin an epic music festival, which is why there are several restrooms available on site. To ensure a comfortable experience, visitors should bring important toiletries such as – toilet rolls, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and wipes.

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