Thousands make the pilgrimage to Worthy Farm for the highlight of the UK – not to mention European – festival calendar. Just pray for sun…
For a few days every year (or most years, at least), a farm in Somerset becomes the epicentre of the music world – which, when you think about it, is pretty damned amazing.
It’s also the festival that, perhaps more than any other, has laid the groundwork for the sort of annual, free-spirited shindig in a field that dominates the music landscape today.
Musically, and in terms of the crowds it attracts, Glasto (most people just drop the ‘nbury’ bit) is virtually unclassifiable, but suffice to say it caters to all tastes of music, all types of people and all ages. Underneath it all, though, still beats a hippy heart – even if you no longer get free milk from the farm with your £1 (£1!!) ticket, as you would have done in 1970 when it all started.
There are more than 100 stages, and a seemingly infinite set of bizarre attractions and goings-on, so expect an eclectic lineup with a few big last-gasp additions.
Not bad for a farm in the UK’s West Country.
If you’re in desperate need of a deep clean, there are eco showers in the Greenpeace field. Go in the afternoon to beat the big queues.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Coach: Official coach partner National Express- takes you directly to the festival
Travelling by Train: Glastonbury are working with First Great Western
Travelling by Bus: There's a free shuttle bus for Festival ticket holders running between Castle Cary Station and the Festival Bus Station throughout the Festival.
Travelling by Bike: The Festival site is just a few miles south of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network, which runs between Glastonbury and Wells. Head for the Yellow gate.
Travelling by Car: From London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP). From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP). From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP). From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE). From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE). For more local traffic using the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY).
Flying: The closest airport is Bristol International Airport
Full ticket: £210. Ticket Resale will take place on April 16th.
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets for 2015 are sold out. But there's a resale in the spring.