Music festivals are some of the world’s most beloved events that draw in thousands of people from all over the world. It is not just an opportunity to sing and dance but also to witness comedy and get to watch popular musicians perform live. For some, this is a dream come true. The U.K. is one country to enjoy these events to their fullest as lots of them are held throughout the year in different parts of the country. When it comes to the largest, however, only one music festival holds that title, and here is what to know about this amazing event.

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About Glastonbury - U.K.’s Largest Music Festival

Glastonbury festival is a five-day music and art event that presents a wide variety of musical entertainment as well as comedy, dance, and other performances. The festival features a wide range of contemporary music from rock and roll to pop, electronic, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, folk, and many more. Glastonbury's music festival first took place on September 19, 1970, and has continued for over 50 years gathering an annual attendance of approximately 200,000 people. This massive attendance generates millions of dollars in revenue which is usually put into good causes.

About The Next Event

For the past two years, the world has been at the mercy of the pandemic which led to the postponement or cancellation of many events including music festivals such as Glastonbury. The decisions are understandable though. With over a hundred thousand annual attendance at the festival, ailments would have no doubt spread like wildfire. Still, it does not change the fact that two solid years of that fun experience have been lost. Apparently, one has to make up for all that lost time and after two years, one can say Glastonbury is finally back. This year’s edition of the popular music event is set to take place from Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 26, 2022. Since the event was canceled in 2020 after the purchase of tickets, those tickets will still be valid for this year’s event.

  • Next Event Date: June 22 - 26, 2022
  • Venue: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

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What To Expect On The Return Of Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2022 is no doubt set for a massive comeback, obviously. People from all over the world already have their minds set on this return. The event is set to be held in its previous location to allow visitors to enjoy a spacious environment. Music lovers from all over the world have been eager for this event for a long time which was why the tickets for the 2022 Glastonbury festival sold out in less than an hour on the day of the sales in March. This left many people disappointed as they were unable to get the tickets. The demand was too high. This no doubt means the event will be overwhelmingly attended, and the management might have to deal with gatecrashers who could not get the tickets and do not want to miss the festival; although tight security has been put in place to handle this issue.

The lineup of this year’s festival features some of the biggest names in the music industry some of which include - Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Megan Thee Stallion, Little Simz, and many others. Besides the blissful music, there are other things one can enjoy at the Glastonbury music festival. It is an opportunity to enjoy camping in the open fields and also get to enjoy some late-night parties as well as movies. Camping in Glastonbury is a must-do and the large attendance inevitably makes it one of the largest camping events in the U.K. as well.

For camping, there are different spots to choose from. Row Mead - the most popular camping spot offers a view of the Pyramid stage or the main stage of the event and other vibrant camping spots to choose from include - Pennard Hill and Oxylers. For family camping, Cockmill Meadow is the best bet, while Hitchin Hill is best suited for those seeking a serene camping atmosphere.

Visitors do not need to pay extra fees to gain access to these campsites as their Glastonbury tickets cover that. All one has to do is get there in time to grab a good spot from the various designated camping areas and pitch a tent. Ensure to come along with all required camping equipment to enjoy a comfortable camping experience as it can sometimes rain and become uncomfortable wet. The importance of arriving early to get a good camping spot cannot be overestimated. Just like it took less than an hour to purchase all the tickets for the 2022 Glastonbury music festival, the camping spot can fill up quickly. Wednesday - the first day of the festival is the best time to secure a good camping spot. The gates open at 8 am and the rush usually begins from that very moment.

When it comes to food, there are hundreds of food stalls across the venue to choose from and visitors can always bring in their favorites as well. While food is one important thing to put into consideration, a troubled stomach can ruin an epic music festival which is why there are several toilets available on-site to choose from. To ensure a comfortable experience, visitors should come with some important toiletries such as - toilet rolls, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and wipes.