Glastonbury festival

Maya Driver

Britain's most famous festival takes place this week starting from Thursday. It consists of 4 days of music and performing arts all taking place in a great big field in Somerset. Thousands of people every year travel to the West Country to camp in the mud and soak up the atmosphere of Glastonbury festival. Here are our top Glasto searches that may be useful to you if you're attending this year.

Top Glastonbury searches:

  1. Glastonbury dates

  2. Patterned wellies

  3. UK forecast

  4. Festival tents

  5. Plan route to Glastonbury

  6. Maglite torches

  7. Backstage concert passes

  8. Backpacking sleeping bags

  9. Festival tickets

  10. Trains to Glastonbury

Glastonbury covers a really diverse range of musical genres. Although generally it tends towards contemporary rock bands, you can also find dance, reggae, world music, electronic and folk. There is a fairly hippie vibe and you'll find that the average Glasto festival goer is a very friendly and chilled out person.

This year the weather seems promising but this is England after all so if you're going, don't forget your wellies. Recent Glastonburys have been washouts with music fans writhing in pools of mud - but still having the time of their lives!

This years lineup again reflects the diverse nature of the festival. From Lady Gaga to Bjorn Again, Kasabian to the London Community Gospel Choir, there are so many acts and stages that you're bound to find something you enjoy. If you fancy a break from the music, there's a cinema screen, kids area, art installations, massages, theatre and circus acts. You certainly won't get bored, but you might get tired.

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