With everything from holograms to holistic health, the 900 acres that make up Glastonbury’s vast temporary town makes it the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. By their own admission ‘everyone is here to have a wild time in their own way,’ and, with such a vast array of spaces, stages and sounds to aid you on you voyage of discovery, it’s not hard to see why music fans from around the globe flock to the site.
Since its beginning in 1970, when The Kinks headlined and tickets cost just £1 (including free milk from the farm), this iconic festival has a long history of headliners. The first festival was held the day after Jimi Hendrix died and since then acts including The Who, The Cure, Blondie, Tom Jones and David Bowie, who played his first of three appearances in 1971, have graced the festival’s world-famous line-up.
The Glastonbury line-up can be inspiring and intimidating all at once, but don’t be overwhelmed. 2016 will see Muse, Adele, Coldplay and Foals headlining but we also recommend spending some serious time at the smaller stages to unearth some musical gems.
In the words of the organisers themselves: if in doubt, just wander.
Tickets for Glastonbury 2016 might have sold out in a record 30 minutes, but all is not lost. For those not at the festival, tune in to @BBCGlasto from the comfort of your own home for live coverage and backstage footage. Alternatively, follow #Glasto2016 for on-the-ground updates from Worthy Farm.
The weather at Glastonbury will forever be unpredictable. Our advice: plan for every single eventuality.
Balmy British summers call for lightweight festival style, with the option of adding a waterproof layer at the drop of a hat. Take style inspiration from celebrity festivalgoers, including Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse and Daisy Lowe, all of whom were spotted backstage at last year’s festival wearing Hunter Original designs.