For years I dreamed of going to Glastonbury and was determined that I wasn’t going to be one of those people who watch it on the TV every year promising myself that next year will be my year, but ultimately do nothing about it.
So I decided to join the 135,000 people who braved the rain and the mud to watch a lineup including Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Killers, The Who and Bjork. The climate-change addressing campaign ‘I Count’ signed up 46% of festival-goers, and provided recycled toilet paper and Bags For Life. Emily Eavis launched her Park Stage on the upper fields, while lower down the site the crowd surged forward to join Iggy and the Stooges on stage.
The site is quite simply huge and I really didn’t know what to expect but thankfully Tort’s Glastonbury guide provided me with everything that I needed to prepare for my dream trip to Worthy Farm.
We arrived in glorious sunshine but unfortunately the rain soon arrived and didn’t go away leaving Worthy Farm looking like a mud bath. Despite the weather, I was fortunate enough to be at the front for the Arcade Fire, and as a reminder of just how special that moment was, have a sneaky look at the video below which sums up just why I loved it so much.
The weather couldn’t have been any worse, but to be locked away in 1,000 acres of dreams where the rest of the world is put on pause is something that ignited something within, and I will be back next year to re-charge my mojo.
- Arctic Monkeys
- The Killers
- The Who
- Shirley Bassey (Sunday afternoon legend slot)
Here are a few images and videos of my experience.