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So much more than just the great music
Glastonbury Music Festival
Member Name: djkunal
Glastonbury Music Festival
Advantages: Loads to do & see
Disadvantages: The toilets but they always are at festivals
I'm a big fan of my live music & had done most of the major UK festivals such as V, Reading & Leeds and the Isle of Wight but Glastonbury was the one exception I had not managed to go until I got the opportunity last year.
Well what can I say, the whole experience is so difficult to sum into worlds, it was so different to any festival I'd been to before. Music was only a part of what Glastonbury had to offer, there was so much more besides.
When you arrive at the site, you will notice just how large the whole thing is is & will be spoiled for choice on where to camp. All the camping is merged in with the festival and not in a seperate areas like most other festivals, so you can camp next to the area you think you'll be spending the most time at. Beware though as the most popular spots are usually packed within a few hours of the gates opening.
As well as the great music on offer, there is a massive green fields area with all sorts of interesting activities & demonstrations taking place with a green twist. You can almost spend the whole festival in this vast area. Other highlights include the comedy, theatre, cabra & cinema areas where there's always something interesting to see & do.
My personal favourite area is the stone circle which is very popular with people to go & watch the sunset & sunrise, due to the magnificant views on offer from where its located.
I was so impressed by the whole thing in 2008, that I had to go again this year and there was loads of new stuff to discover. The music was fab as always with superb sets from the likes of Madness, Lily Allen, Lady Ga Ga, Bruce Springsteen & Blur closing the festival of in wonderful style on the Sunday night.
If you've never been before & even if you're not a big fan of music festivals, I'd still recommend Glastonbury, it's so much more than a music festival, it's just like a whole magical world of it's own!
Summary: If you've never been, you've got to go!
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