Glastonbury – Let The Mud Fights Begin!
Today saw the first day of the Glastonbury music festival, which runs from 22nd June to 24 June, with nearly 200,000 fans expected over the next 3 days. When you consider that Glastonbury the town has a population of just 8,0000 you get an idea of the popularity of the event! The festival is renowned for the wet weather, mud fights and above all the hundreds of bands on offer – with some truly memorable music acts.
While recent weather forecasts had indicated a lack of rain, meaning none of the imfamous mud fights, its seems that the weather may just be about to turn! However, once they see the list of artists appearing, it will make it all worthwhile, with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Super Furry Animals and many many more well known acts.
The main gig at Glastonbury is becoming much sought after in the music industry, with many mainstream acts refusing the honour of appearing unless they are the lead act. While unfortunate for many of the thousands of music followers, it is an indication of how far this Festival has come since the first “Hippie” show of 1970. The festival has grown a cult following which seems to be expanding year on year.
Even though the show is now a main part of the UK music scene attracting fans from all over the world, the organisers never cease to amaze with new shows, new stages and their grasp of new technology. As has become the norm over the last few years, the shows is receiving extensive coverage on the BBC, with highlights available every night.
If this years event is as good as recent times then we are in for some great music – and lots of fun!