Glastonbury Festival : The King Of Parties

June 25, 2010 by  
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GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL: All weekend, BBC4, BBC2 & BBC3

Glastonbury – this year celebrating its 40th anniversary – is as hotly anticipated a fixture in the British calender as Wimbledon and the summer solstice. Reflecting its rise in popularity, crowds now total 180,000 – a stark increase from a modest 20,000 way back in 1970. In fact, Glastonbury resembles a middle-class interpretation of a refugee camp these days, if refugee camps served veggie burgers and featured organic toilets for your crapping pleasure.

The BBC have been televising the festival for some years now and have a well-deserved reputation for delivering excellent coverage. A variety of BBC names will be hosting this year’s proceedings with notables such as Adam Buxton and Shaun Keaveny making appearacenes somewhere along the way. As far as BBC3 scheduling goes, Glastonbury will certainly be the highlight.

Leading the skinny jeans parade this year are: Gorillaz, Muse, Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine, Pet Shop Boys, Simian Mobile Disco and many more. So if you’re sick and tired of the World Cup and now Wimbledon to contend with, why not switch over to Europe’s biggest and baddest festival?

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