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The History of Glastonbury Festival

The Road to Glastonbury How a small English festival became one of the Greatest in the World Held on the day after Jimi Hendrix's death at Worthy Farm, the first festival cost £l with free milk and had just 1,5000 visitors! 1970 1971 In 1971, the first iconic pyramid stage was constructed. Attendance was around 12,000. Then named Glastonbury Fayre, in 1979 the event expanded to a three day fest. 1979 This year saw the arrival of a second sturdier pyramid stage that doubled up as a cowshed in winter. 1981 1982 was a particularly rainy year. The Friday had the highest day of rainfall in 45 years. This year also had the first ever laser show. 1982 1990's Glastonbury suffered £50,000 worth of damage and saw 235 arrests due to people looting the 1990 emptying festival site. Popularity of Glasto increased and pre-sale tickets sold out in June. 1992 The third pyramid stage opened, as well as a special family campsite and outdoor dance venue A steel fence was put up to deter gatecrashers, letting only the 140,000 ticket buyers in. among frees. 2000 Torrential rain and floods hit the campsites but everyone had a cracking time anyway. Dance village, offering 8 new venues, 2002 opens its doors. 2005 Glastonbury Festival celebrates its 40th birthday, creating an excellent buzz in the grounds. 2010 The year of 4 headliners, including Dolly Parton. Now fully digital, Glastonbury of 2014 was bigger than ever and continues 2014 to grow and surprise each year. Af 2,200 The amount of performances in 2014, ranging from public speakers and poets to entertainers and DJs. MOST HATED PERFORMANCES THE SMITHS 1984 "Not Heavy Enough" SUZANNE VEGA 1989 Recieved Death Threats JAY Z 2008 First Hip-Hop Headliner METALLICA 2014 "Too Heavy" 5000 The amount of toilets spanning the Glastonbury Festival site. 400 The number of cows roaming the site. Win your own Orange Tent! @SixtUK SIXT DRIVE SMUG rent a cCar Sources: IIX IIXII IIXII

The History of Glastonbury Festival

shared by SixtUK on Jul 14
Beginning in 1970 when tickets cost just £1 and came with free milk, Glastonbury Festival is 45 this year and we're celebrating with an infographic detailing its rich and cultured past. Complete with...




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