June 25, 2011

Every year it is there, between the villages Pilton and Pylle in Somerset, England, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. Or better known as just the Glastonbury festival.
It started in the 1970s as just a small festival with only 1500 visitors and the price you payed for the ticket was 1 pound.
The first artists that performed on the festival were David Bowie and Marc Bolan. On just only like, 1 stage.
But the festival grew and grew and now, 40 years later, it is one of the biggest festivals in the world. (Not the oldest, that’s Pinkpop, the Dutch festival (proud of it ;-))
A festival which started with 1 stage has now over 15 stages plus a lot of other performance locations for disco, dance acts, theater and art.

And as it was in the old days, it still has great acts like Muse, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon and the almost annualy returning U2 (it seems).

As we speak (read), the festival is running and even ends tomorrow (the 26th of June) with headlining Beyoncé. This edition (June 22nd – June 26th)  headlined artists like U2, Elbow, The Gaslight Anthem, B.B. King, Paul Simon, The White Lies and Kaiser Chiefs.
And for the 5th time in their career, Coldplay hit the stage on Glastonbury. You can say they’re the houseband of the festival. 
They had a lot of fun and they were rocking the stage. And they got 150.000 people sing along with their hits like Clocks, Fix You, and of course Viva La Vida. Even when the show was over, the crowd was still singing Viva La Vida. What mighty feeling should that be then!

I’d really like to know and would really hit that stage one day! One of my dreams!
(Let’s just say small town girl with big dreams!)
But, well, let’s maybe start with just visit the festival! One of the things on my to-do-list!
Who’s joining me?!

For the ones who’s more interested in the Glastonbury festival, you can see some performances on the BBC who are also doing live report all the way down from Somerset. (You can imagine, the television is mine all weekend!) And you can always check their website, (ha, some advertising here, and I don’t care ;-)).

So if you will excuse me, I’m already going to queue up for the tickets for the 2013 edition!