- What: A huge performing arts and summer solstice festival that turns a
West Country farm into a mudfest.
- When: Close to the summer solstice (June 26-28 in 2009)
- Where: Worthy Farm, Somerset, outside Glastonbury
- Admission: Weekend tickets £145, Day tickets unavailable. Preregistration by early March required to purchase tickets.
This 30-year old festival is a bit like an English Woodstock with cherries on top. There's a famous Pyramid Stage, smaller venues, camping, food, a kids Glastonbury and every kind of music imaginable. There are at least seven main stages, circus tent and theatre and loads of Greenfield activities. The weather usually turns it into a huge mud bath. And if you don't have the stamina for three solid days of partying, don't come.
In 2007, a new policy was implemented requiring pre-registration by early March to qualify to buy tickets. Tickets are only sold to pre-registered buyers and security is pretty tight - so if you haven't been able to score a legit ticket, don't try to get in. Start planning for next year and watch the Glastonbury website
for the next round of pre-registration dates.