Highlights- Florence and the Machine, Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay, the Libertines, George Ezra
Ones to watch- Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sunset Sons, Hozier, Circa Waves
After 45 years of Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm promised nothing but three days of non-stop music and dancing featuring many legendary artists of both today and those of the near future- and it sure did deliver. It was headlined by Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who, with the Sunday afternoon legend slot being deservingly filled by Lionel Richie.
This was my first visit to Worthy Farm and my first taste of Glastonbury Festival and all that it entails- and, of course, it, as tradition, poured with rain (only adding to the experience I feel). Glastonbury festival is a place that accentuates and encourages freedom and the freedom to express yourself in any way that you wish by offering activities such as music and other forms of contemporary arts including through art, fashion and, in some cases, even activities like yoga. It’s so visually stimulating and inspiring and seems so lovingly put together. It has an incredible night life too- with music continuing beyond the headliners into about 6AM (if you’re not shattered after a full day of dancing and walking). I would definitely, and I can’t stress that enough, recommend Glastonbury Festival (if you can bear the intense ticket buying process- you need lots of patience as it’s just the luck of the draw) to anyone. Glastonbury is a place for people of all ages, whether you’re 3 years old or 83 years old there’s something for everyone! I will most definitely be coming back in the future and I can see it becoming a tradition. Don’t hesitate to register for tickets next year even if you’re unsure of whether or not you want to go. You’ll only regret it if you don’t!
I will be posting reviews of each day separately in order to break down the reading. Overall, I loved my time at Glastonbury festival and I wouldn’t hesitate to come back. I strongly recommend that you take time to visit their website and look at their (by far more professional) photos as I think the experience goes beyond the music. It’s extremely hard to capture the magic of Glastonbury and do it justice. I hope you enjoy reading my review of the weekend.