Glastonbury Festival 2023

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Estimated attendance: 200k visitors annually.
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Glastonbury is a small town located in the county of Somerset, in the south-west of England. It is most famous for the
Glastonbury Festival
, an annual music festival that has been held in the town since 1970. The festival, which takes place in late June or early July, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world and is known for its diverse lineup of musical acts and eclectic atmosphere.

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Starts
20 Jun 2023
Ends
25 Jun 2023
Length
5 Days
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The town of Glastonbury itself is steeped in history and legend. According to local folklore, the town was founded by the legendary figure of King Arthur and is said to be the location of the legendary Isle of Avalon, where King Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlan. The town is also said to be the site of the legendary Glastonbury Abbey, which was once one of the most important religious sites in England.
The town's famous Tor is a prominent hill that rises above the surrounding countryside and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. At the top of the Tor stands the ruins of St. Michael's Tower, a 14th-century church tower that is the only remaining part of the original church that stood on the hill. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower for a small fee and enjoy the breathtaking views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
Glastonbury is also known for its alternative and counterculture scene. The town is home to many New Age and spiritual shops, as well as a few healing centers offering various forms of alternative therapies. Many people believe that the area has a powerful spiritual energy, and it is said that Glastonbury is one of the most important spiritual centers in the world.
The annual Glastonbury Festival is the highlight of the town's calendar and is one of the most famous and iconic music festivals in the world. The festival, which has been held every year since 1970, attracts around 200,000 visitors over the course of the five-day event. The festival is known for its diverse lineup of musical acts, which in recent years have included everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Taylor Swift, as well as its eclectic and eccentric atmosphere.
The festival features a wide variety of stages and performance areas, each with its own unique atmosphere and character. The Pyramid Stage is the main stage, and is the traditional home of the big-name headliners, while the Other Stage is where many of the up-and-coming acts perform. The festival also features a few smaller stages, including the Acoustic Stage, the Jazz World Stage, and the Avalon Stage, which focuses on world music and traditional folk music.
In addition to the music, the festival also features a wide range of other entertainment, including theater, dance, comedy, and spoken word performances. There are also a variety of art installations and interactive features, as well as a wide range of food and drink options, including several organic and vegetarian food stalls.
The festival is also famous for its green credentials, with organizers taking great pains to ensure that the event is as environmentally friendly as possible. The festival features several sustainable initiatives, including the use of composting toilets, recycling points, and a fleet of electric vehicles. There is also a focus on using locally sourced and organic produce in the food and drink on offer, and organizers work closely with local farmers and producers to source ingredients.
Overall, Glastonbury, is a town that offer a perfect blend of history and culture, spiritual beliefs, and natural beauty. The world-famous
Glastonbury Festival
that takes place annually in the town is a must-attend event for music lovers, but the town itself is also a worthy destination for those looking for unique