History Of The Glastonbury Festival

If you’ve heard of or been to the Glastonbury Festival you probably have some idea of how enjoyable it is, but you might not know how it came about. Knowing more about something like the Festival can make attending it more enjoyable, as history usually draws a person closer to the present in many ways. The Glastonbury Festival began in 1970, the day after Jimmy Hendrix died. Since that time it has become one of the most popular and anticipated festivals in the area, for many reasons. The music is one of the main attractions, but that’s not all that there is to do when you come to the Festival. Food and companionship are important, too, and some people camp nearby so that they can spend a lot of time there at the Festival without having to travel very far to get there in the morning or after it closes down at night. The Festival hasn’t taken place every year since it began, though, for various reasons. From 1972-1977 there was no Festival, and it started up again in 1978, only to go one year and not come back again until 1981. Since that time, though, it’s been a yearly occurrence.

If you plan to attend the Glastonbury Festival be aware that there are many, many other people who will be doing the same thing. With that in mind, you’ll want to get there early so you can find a place to park, or you’ll want to camp nearby. It’s important to know, too, that the crowds might be a bit much for very young children, for the elderly, and for those who are disabled or not in the best of health. Plan accordingly if you have people like this with you so that you can make accommodations for them. There are only so many tickets available, but even after they sell out there are usually people who have bought a lot of them and are reselling them. You may be able to get tickets that way. If you can’t, you’ll want to plan early for the Glastonbury Festival in 2010.

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