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Fun Festival Facts

Fun Festival Facts Festival season is here again! To get you excited for the summer, we've found some fun facts about festivals and the biggest events happening in music. CAPACITY and TICKET PRICE per Festival +TICKET EQUIVALENT IN PINTS OF BEER CE4 PINT) £210 £210 £210 £195 £204 £145 £205 £190 £185 £183 £135 53 51 PINTS 53 53 PINTS 49 PINTS 36 51 PINTS 48 46 47 34 PINTS PINTS PINTS PINTS PINTS PINTS PINTS It you laid these tents end to end they would stretch for 123.7 miles Twice the width of Wales TENT FACTS GLASTONBURY IS THE UK'S LARGEST FESTIVAL WITH 177,000 PEOPLE IF THEY PAIRED UP TO CAMP THIS WOULD TAKE HI GEAR PITCH 88,500 ND GO TENTS IF THEY GROUPED UP IT WOULD TAKE HI GEAR 2,950 ENOBIA 6 TENTS Laid end to end this would only go a distance of 13 miles 177,500 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL IN 2007, CREATING A TENT CITY WITH THE SAME POPULATION AS NORWICH OR SUNDERLAND 700 LOCAL CHARITY EVERYTHING LUXURIOUS IS POSSIBLE RAISES MONEY FOR YOUNG WELL-FITTED PEOPLE BY GIVING OUT TENTS PERFECTLY- USABLE TENTS GOT LEFT BEHIND AT LEEDS FESTIVAL 2011 EQUIPMENT IN RETURN FOR A SMALL DONATION. UNUSED FOOD IS GIVEN OUT TO HELP FEED DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE ARE AVAILABLE AT BESTIVAL with modern amenities like velvet bed linen, electric power and Funning hot water GLASTONBURY FACTS The first GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL GLASTONBURY USES ABOUT 3000 THEN CALLED THE PILTON FESTIVAL, TOOK PLACE THE DAY AFTER THE DEATH OF JIMI HENDRIX, ON MEGAWATTS SEPTEMBER 19, 1970 OF ELECTRICITY AN AUDIENCE OF JUST 1,500 PAID A STAGGERING £1 EACH FOR TICKETS, BUT WERE GIVEN THE ADDED FINANCIAL INCENTIVE OF FREE MILK FROM WORTHY FARM 1970 £100 OVER A SINGLE WEEKEND - A SIMILAR AMOUNT TO BATH. UNSURPRISING CONSIDERING THE EVENT COVERS 900 ACRES OF FARMLAND 1998, ........ IN 2005, AN IMPRESSIVE £1,350,000 WAS RAISED SAW THE INVENTION OF A NEW SPORT... £1.35 AND PAID TO CHARITIES AND GOOD CAUSES, INCLUDING GREENPEACE, OXFAM AND WATERAID MUD-SURFING DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL MILLION ..... IN 2010 AT GLASTONBURY ALMOST 4 MILLION GALLONS OF HUMAN WASTE WAS PRODUCED. THEY GET PLACED IN CYLINDERS THAT GET PART-EMPTIED DAILY - MINIMISING RISK OF MASS SPILLAGES! Just ten days before the festival in 1994 THE PYRAMID STAGE BURNT DOWN That wasn't the end of that year's dramas: THAT YEAR ALSO SAW A SHOOTING INVOLVING A REPLACEMENT WAS ERECTED WITH ITS ICONIC WIND TURBINE ATTACHED A 5 PEOPLE (RO casualties!) LEEDS/READING FACTS READING FESTIVAL BEGAN IN 1961 (BUT KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL) EVENTUALLY NAMED READING FESTIVAL IN 1971 FESTIVAL IN THE 70S FOCUSED ON HEAVY METAL WITH A TOUCH OF PUNK e.g. The Jam and The Ramones playing MILLION PINTS OF LAGER ARE DRUNK OVER THE WEEKEND THE READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS COMBINED PRODUCE OVER 300 TONNES OF RUBBISH WHICH TAKES TWO WEEKS TO CLEAR AT THE END OF THE WEEKEND OVER 7,000 BAGS OF RUBBISH WERE RECYCLED IN 2004 THROUGH THE ONSITE LITTER EXCHANGES TEN MILLION WATTS IS REQUIRED TO POWER THE FESTIVAL SITE AT BRAMHAM PARK DOWNLOAD FACTS IN 2006, DESPITE AXL ROSE HAVING A PRIVATE HELICOPTER, GUNS N' ROSES STILL TURNED UP OVER AN HOUR LATE WHEN HE SLIPPED ONSTAGE THERE WAS NO SYMPATHY FROM FESTIVAL GOERS, ONLY A CHORUS OF BOOS AND JEERS WET FLOOR From a previous festival goer : "I GOT INTO DOVWNLOAD FESTIVAL FREE ONE YEAR BECAUSE I CRIED OUTSIDE. I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MEETING SOMEONE IN THE CAR PARK WITH MY TICKET BUT MY PHONE BROKE AND I COULDN'T FIND THEM. SO SOME GUY WHO WORKED THERE GAVE ME A FREE WRISTBAND" BESTIVAL FACTS BESTIVAL FANCY DRESS THEMES: ISLE OF WIGHT RUNS MORE Wildlife Fantasy CARNIVALS PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE UK Freaks 2009 2011 Out Of Spae IN KEEPING WITH ITS 2008 2010 2012 BESTIVAL'S ADOPT A BOTTLE PROJECT TEACHES LOCAL CHILDREN ABOUT WATER SAVING MIDDLE SIZED FESTIVAL THEME BESTIVAL HAS NOT INCREASED CAPACITY SINCE 2010 BUT THE SITE HAS EXPANDED TO EASE CONGESTION THE HISTORY OF MUSIC FESTIVALS 10TH CENTURY BC: IN ANCIENT-WORLD GREECE, MUSIC 6TH CENTURY BC: HELD IN ANCIENT GREECE WERE THE PYTHIAN GAMES. IN THE BEGINNING ONLY FESTIVALS WERE NEARLY AS COMMON AS THEY ARE IN THE MODERN DAY. MUSICAL CONTESTS WERE HELD IN THE PYTHIAN GAMES THEN EXTENDED BY SINGING TO INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCES. THESE RETAINED GREAT IMPORTANCE AS ALSO IN THE OTHER BIG FESTIVALS INSTEAD OF ROCK GODS, ETHEREAL DEITIES WERE GLORIFIED. MIDDLE AGES (5TH-15TH ČENTURY): EUROPE, COMPETITIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS SPONSORED BY GUILDS (UNIONS) 4,500BC: PRE-DYNASTIC PERIOD. ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FESTIVALS. RELIGIOUS RITES AND CEREMONIES AND POLITICAL FESTS FEATURED MUSIC AND DANCE ISLE OF WIGHT 1968 READING 1971 T IN THE PARK 1994: CREAMFIELDS 1998 BESTIVAL & GLADE 2004 V FESTIVAL 1996 GLASTONBURY LATITUDE 2006 1970 MONSTERS OF ROCK DOWNLOAD 2003 1980 SIMPLY THE FEST GO Outdoors WWW.GOOUTD0OORS.CO.UK GLASTONBURY S0331 87k READING 90k V FESTIVAL 85k TIN THE PARK H08 CREAMFIELDS 120k DOWNLOAD H08 BESTIVAL der the Jea но9 ISLE OF WIGHT 35k LATITUDE HOI GLADE IMad Hatters Rock Pop Stars

Fun Festival Facts

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It's festival season once again and to celebrate Go Outdoors have put together a fascinating flock of fun festival facts ranging from ancient Greece all the way to Glastonbury.

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