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Glastonbury or even Glasto, is a performing arts festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, best known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts.
The festival organiser Michael Eavis, a farmer in a Somerset valley stated that he decided to host the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970.
The first festivals in the 1970s were influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement.
41st in a row open-air Glastonbury, which has already gathered 150,000 fans who are not afraid of rain, or sleet.
The festival is traditionally considered one of the major musical events in Britain, it will be held for over five days. Numerous music fans chose to ignore forecasts of rainy weather to listen toU2, Coldplay and Beyonce, along with a huge number of lesser-known musicians.
News that the Glastonbury festival will not be held in 2012 owing to an insurmountable pre-Olympic shortage of police officers and (more crucially) portable lavatories has been met with incredulity by festival-goers.
But at Portable Sanitation Europe, the UK trade association for all involved in the portable toilet business, they’re not surprised at all.
41st Glastonbury photo and video :