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Glastonbury Festival at a glance

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts or better known as Glastonbury Festival is the world's largest open-air music and performing arts festival.

The festival takes place in June of every year at Worthy Farm which is six miles from Glastonbury in the South West of England. The festival usually runs for four nights (Wednesday until Sunday). This award winning extravaganza first took place in 1970 and was attended by just 1,500 people. The festival has grown from strength to strength each year and in 2010 was attended by 180,000 revellers. Glastonbury picked up the title of Best Festival at the 2010 NME awards which has become a regular occurrence.

Whether you are a party animal looking to party the night away or the more laid-back reveller looking to take it easy for the weekend, Glastonbury has something to cater for your taste. From rock music to dance music, jazz to blues, everybody can find some performances suited to their taste.

But that's not all, Glastonbury has attractions for all the family. A circus, theatre and an amazing funfair all add to the amazing atmosphere that make this one of the best festivals in the world. On site, there are many family friendly facilities such as fully equipped shops and restaurants along with the other hundreds of weird and wacky stalls and activities that you will discover.

As with all weekend festivals, there are plenty of different options on where to stay during your time at Glastonbury. Most opt to camp in their own tent which is included in the ticket price. There is also the option to upgrade to more luxurious surroundings. Camp Kerala and Tangerine Fields are highly recommended alternative camping options and are more suited for a family with younger children.

Tickets for the 2011 edition of Glastonbury sold out within four hours of being released for sale. Beyoncé and U2 are will be among the hundreds of different acts you can catch over the weekend. Keep checking the official website for up to date information regarding the 2011 festival.

www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

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