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Glastonbury 2015: Why This Year Is The Year To Go

Glastonbury 2015: Why This Year Is The Year To Go
June 22
09:00 2015

Glastonbury – the most sought-after festival in the UK – started off with The Kinks headlining in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix died. 1,500 people turned up for the first Glastonbury event, paying £1 each (plus free milk from the farm). Today, it attracts more than 175,000 people, and the admission prices are just a tad more expensive (no free milk any more, that’s for sure)! This year, some choice headliners include the legendary Patti Smith, Florence + the Machine, Suede, Kanye West and The Who.

Of course, that is just a small slice of what you can expect at Glastonbury Festival – from 24th to 28th of June.

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Further Points of Interest

Greenfields
If you’re looking to relax in an eco-friendly area, Greenfields has a lot of engaging and impressive stalls that will grab your attention. Here you can find out more information how you can become more environmentally-friendly and you can even learn how to use your very own forge! There is plenty of delicious vegetarian food available and children’s entertainment for the sprogs, as well as tribal dances that you can join in with!

The Common
The Common is the heart and soul of Glastonbury, with Celtic festivals, tribal temples, spooky caves, live music, magnificent waterfalls, and even the occasional food fight. It’s a real melting pot of the best bits of this great festival. You may even be able to catch some interesting talks on psychedelics, as well as some fantastic tunes.

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Left Field
It wouldn’t be Glastonbury without lighting the fires of political activism within the festival-goers’ hearts. There are plenty of debates to sink your teeth into, including ‘Feminism Without Borders’ and ‘2015 WTF? Trying To Make Some Sense Of It All’. Bring your thinking cap and your indignation! Glastonbury has a long history of getting people up on their feet to campaign for important issues, so get involved!

Glasto Latino
Head over here for a Latino American sensory experience. Not only is there music, food and performances, but you can take dance classes during the day, including salsa, merengue and bachata. There are international bands, including an unlikely salsa Edinburgh band, using banjos and bagpipes. Get those hips moving!

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Kidz Field
And let’s not forget the children! They are in for a special treat this year at Glastonbury as Dynamo himself is going to be performing magic tricks on the Kidz Field. Aside from that, there will be theatre performances, silly science demonstrations, a helter skelter, a castle and a climbing wall. There’s always something magnificent happening in the Kidz Field, so it’s certainly worth checking out (even if you just use the kids as an excuse!).

Pilton Palais Cinema
Cinephiles can get comfortable in the Pilton Palais marquee, for an evening of old and new films. There will even be silent films playing, after their success last year. If this sounds interesting to you, head on down!

Are you going to Glastonbury this year? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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Ava has written on a variety of topics over the last three years, including travel and days out. She enjoys large glasses of wine and learning Japanese!

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