It’s that time of year again for a mass migration to some muddy fields in Somerset, that’s right it’s Glastonbury Festival this weekend. With 2000 acts on 58 stages it’s no wonder the tickets sell out so quickly; there is literally something for everyone to enjoy.
The Rolling Stones will be making their first appearance at the festival, headlining the pyramid stage on the Saturday night (something I am very excited about). Other headliners include Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Portishead and Chase & Status.
This year mobile network EE have pimped up one of Michael Eavis’ eco-tractors to become a 4g wifi hub, that will be able to connect anyone within a ten meter radius. So all you Twitter addicts, Facebook stalkers and bloggers will be able to stay connected. Information of the Tractor’s whereabouts at the festival will be posted on Twitter.
Glastonbury is not just about the music, it’s also about charity and raising awareness of current issues in the world. If you’ve bought a Glastonbury ticket then you’ve already donated to the Festival’s chosen charities as Michael Eavis donates part of the proceeds to Oxfam, Greenpeace and Wateraid. If you’ve been to the festival you will know about the crazily painted bins that appear every few steps around the festival. This year Dan Glastonbury has raised £1100 by setting up a charity page asking people to pay a donation to request what the paintings on the bins should be, all the money has gone to Happy Child, a charity who work with street kids.
So this year remember the good that Glastonbury does, and lets all hope we get bright sunshine!