The UK's most famous music and performing arts festival
Glastonbury Festival is one of the world's most famous music and performing arts festivals. Embracing each and every genre across the spectrum, from rock and pop, to minimal house, techno and full-throttle drum 'n' bass, music-lovers flock to its spiritual fields down in Somerset.
Famed for its huge headline sets on its hallowed Pyramid Stage, which has recently played host to the Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Kanye West and Radiohead, it's the other side of the festival that really sets the heart racing. Take a stroll through Shangri-La – the festival's night time district – and you'll be thrown into a themed world full of immersive theatre and shenanigans, soundtracked by electronic music's finest and underground names.
Or just up the path there's Arcadia, the sprawling spider-like, flame-throwing structure, open to only the most hardcore ravers, or the more cosier circus and cabaret field, where some of the country's best comedians come together with drag queens and trapeze magicians.
Glastonbury will be taking a year off in 2018, however, the festival will be returning in 2019. Tickets are expected to go on sale in October 2018.
The lineup will be announced closer to the festival. The last edition was headlined by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran, with over 100 stages playing host to a variety of musical genres.
A site with a rich spiritual history, Worthy Farm has been the festival's home since its start, but as it has grown in size, it now spreads itself across a few neighbouring farms too.
Worthy Farm, Pilton, United Kingdom
Tickets for Glastonbury usually go on sale the October before the festival. By that logic, we expect tickets to go on sale in October 2018.
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Parking is available on site, however, this will require a fee.
Alternatively, National Express run coaches to and from the festival site from cities across the UK, while the festival also lays on a shuttle service to and from Castle Cary station, which has direct trains to London.
All ages are welcome at Glastonbury, with those under 12 being permitted for free with a ticket-holding adult.