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The Great Glastonbury Festival
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:33:00 Europe/London
22nd – 26th June saw the return of one of the best known festivals in the world and the biggest camping adventure one can experience.
Glastonbury Festival -that takes place on the 1000 muddy acres of Worthy Farm –opened its gates for the 46th time to 150,000 guests and some of the biggest artists in the industry.
The festival is now a far cry from its origins. The first ever Glastonbury Fayre – to use its original name- was in 1970 and cost just £1 – a price that also included a free bottle of milk. Compared to today’s price of £228.
The 1970 ‘fayre’ took place just a day after the death of the late, great Jimi Hendrix and attracted 1500 people. It’s headline act of TREX unknowingly carved the path for industry leading artists to follow year after year and since the festival has seen artists such as Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Bastille, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Beyoncé, Rolling Stones, U2, Kings of Leon, Kanye West and Florence and the Machine grace the stage.
This year it was the turn of Muse, Adele and Coldplay to headline. These three performances took place at the iconic Pyramid Lounge, attracting the vast majority of the attendees and as they dazzled the audience the gridlock traffic that hit news around the country and caused chaos at the beginning of the festival became a distant memory.
But it was Adele’s 90 minute headline performance on Saturday that raised goosebumps and created tears throughout the festival with the mix of her old and new power ballads she brought humour, talent and emotion to the stage. Adele – the avid Glastonbury attendee- hailed her first experience headlining the festival as “the best moment of her life”.
And now as everyone is begrudgingly back in the office with festival blues, and frantically waiting for the 2017 tickets to go on sale, the £1million clean up begins at the farm where abandoned tents, and mud covered wellies will be recovered and donated to charity.
Whether you still have a few more festivals to attend this summer, or if you are organising next year’s trip to Glastonbury already, then Heat Holders will once again be on hand ready for your festival warming essentials to keep you warm after a long day of dancing and singing.
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