Glastonbury Festival Guide 2016

Glastonbury Festival Guide 2016

Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
22nd June 2016
Festival Information
The Glastonbury festival is one of the largest and most famous UK festivals in the world, rich with history, culture and a huge variety of popular and alternative music.

A Brief History Of Glastonbury

Situated on Worthy Farm in Somerset, the festival was founded by Michael Eavis in 1970 and he and his daughter Emily have continued to run it for over four decades to huge success.

Ticket prices in 1970 were £1 and 1500 people attended the event then known as the 'Glastonbury Fayre'. Today Glastonbury draws over 170,000 people to the famous farm in Pilton.

Famous for its hippy vibes, Glastonbury’s first ever big headliner was glam rock band T Rex, but many more artists have played its iconic Pyramid Stage over the years such as David Bowie, The Cure, Radiohead, Kings Of Leon, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z and many more.

The festival is widely praised for its huge diversity in musical acts, with pop, rock, folk, electronic and even metal and hip-hop stars rocking both the larger and smaller, more intimate stages. There’s something for everyone at Glasto!

Why You Should Go To Glastonbury

You should go to Glastonbury 2016 if you want the full festival experience. There’s more than just music happening at Glastonbury, the festival boasts plenty of other cultural activities such as theatre, poetry, art, dance tents and comedy. When you need a break from music for a while, there’s still plenty to keep yourself entertained with.

The festival continues to grow year after year and has remained consistently popular with music fans of all ages and from all walks of life. Every year in June (apart from the odd year off to give the cows a rest) everyone looks forward to Glastonbury!

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Festival Information

Ticket Prices

Tickets for Glastonbury are in very high demand due to the popularity of the festival. Because of this, anyone wanting to get their hands on tickets must register beforehand, often many months before they go up for sale. Photo identification is required for registration.

To get tickets, we advise you register for them on Glastonbury's official site as soon as registration is announced. Once registered you will have the opportunity to buy tickets once they go sale. Ticket prices for 2016 are as follows:

£228 + £5 Booking Fee (Includes £50 Deposit)

Coach packages are also available that charge extra for travel costs.

If you miss out on tickets at the first opportunity, but are still registered, you may still have a chance to get some as many tickets are resold in April from other potential festivals goers cancelling theirs.

Glastonbury Tickets cannot be resold to or bought from anywhere else other than Glastonbury's official site as they are personally registered to whoever holds them.

To register, buy or get more information, please visit the official Glastonbury website.

Campsite Information

At Glastonbury there is a huge number of accommodation options to suit all festival goer's tastes and budgets. These options range all the way from camping with your mates in a tent or a caravan, to more luxurious accommodation such as renting out a chalet, yurt or staying in a local hotel or B&B.

You can camp for free on Worthy Farm with your tent, but if you don't have your own camping gear, the festival does provide plenty of alternative options you can pay extra for in the Worthy View field, including:

Scout Tents

- 2 Person Scout Tent 

- 4 Person Scout Tents 

- 6/8 Person Scout Tent (With Separate Rooms) 


- Basic 2 Person Podpad 

- 4 Person Bunkpad 

- 6 Person Octopad 

Canvas Bellepads

- 2 Person Bellepad 

- 4 Person Bellepad 

- 6 Person Bellepad 

Yurts, Tipis & Tents

- 2 Person Yurt 
- 2 Person Cloud House 
- 4 Person Tipi 
- 4 Person Yurt 
- 4 Person Bell Tent 

Tipis In Tipi Village - £975 For 5 Nights

Festival goers that are bringing their own caravan or campervan will need a separate campervan ticket to book their place at the festival. Without this ticket, your caravan or campervan will not be allowed access into Glastonbury. 
Prices vary for accommodation outside the Glastonbury site. Please visit the official Glastonbury website for more detailed accommodation information:

Festival Line Up

Glastonbury 2016 Lineup: Yet again there’s an incredibly diverse range of acts hitting the stages, including both classic and modern rockstars as well as some controversial choices (Please note: Line Up Subject To Change).
22nd - 26th June

Muse  /  Adele  /  Coldplay  /  Foals  /  Beck /  Jeff Lynne's ELO
LCD Soundsystem  /  PJ Harvey  / ZZ Top  /  Discolsure  
New Order  /  Earth, Wind & Fire  /  The Last Shadow Puppets
Ellie Goulding  /  Skepta  /  The 1975  /  Grimes  /  Annie Mac
Sigur Rós  /  Ronnie Spector  /  The Syrian National Orchestra
Savages  /  Floating Points  /  Laura Mvula  /  Stormzy 
Art Garfunkel  /  Daughter  /  Little Simz  / Vince Staples
John Grant  /  Band Of Horses  /  Jess Glynne  /  Carl Cox  / Nao
Fatboy Slim  /  Bring Me The Horizon  /  Richard Hawley  
The Lumineers  /  Lady Leshurr  /  Rokia Traoré  /  Guy Garvey
Kamasi Washington  /  Jack Garratt  /  Cyndi Lauper  
Explosions In The Sky  /  Aluna George  /  Hinds  
Underworld  /  James Blake  /  Chvrches  /  Ezra Furman  / M83
Kurt Vile  /  Mercury Rev  /  Gregory Porter  /  Madness 
Wolf Alice  /  Baaba Maal  /  Ernest Ranglin  /  Bastille  
Róisin Murphey  /  Santagold  /  Years & Years  /  Dua Lipa
Unknown Mortal Orchestra  /  Bat For Lashes  /  Protoje
Two Door Cinema Club  /  Jake Bugg  /  Mac Demarco  
St Etienne  /  Blossoms  /  Of Monsters & Men  / Låpsley

Other Entertainment

There's most definitely more than just music happening at Glastonbury, and no experience at the festival is complete without at least taking in a few of the other sights, sounds and even smells Worthy Farm has to offer. So take your wellies and get ready to do some exploring!
Here's a sampling of some of the best alternative activities to watching bands at Glastonbury 2016:
- Theatre & Circus - There are plenty of performances happening all weekend at Glasto across several different theatre and circus fields, including Gravity & Other Myths, Space Cowboy and Wookey Hole Circus. Expect cabaret, acrobatics, clowns, sideshows, drama, burlesque, poetry and more.
- Green Fields - Here is where the true hippy spirit of Glastonbury lives on! Eco friendly and great for families, the Green Fields boast arts and crafts, organic food, entertainment, workshops and kids play areas. Visit the Green Fields to chill out and meet interesting new people.
- Kidz Field - The clue's in the name, but this part of the festival is great for children of all ages. There's a huge variety of entertainment for kids all weekend long in the Kidz Field, and for 2016 some extra special guests are making appearances, including the magician Dynamo, Basil Brush and star of CBBC, The Art Ninja. 
- The Unfairground - The Unfairground combines classic fairground rides with music and bizarre sideshow attractions that have to be seen to be believed!
- Arcadia - The main attraction of Arcadia is a GIANT. ROBOT. SPIDER! Impressive, right? There's also plenty of dance and electronic music plus the promise of a new evolutionary leap meaning Arcadia can only be even more spectacular than last year!
- Pilton Palais Cinema - Showcasing current blockbusters, indie films and even festival exclusive documentaries, take a break from other festivities or recover from a hangover by watching a movie.
- A Rabbit Hole - This mysterious rabbit hole will be somewhere in the Park area and will lead to an underground dance area. Will you find this secret spot?

- Giant Twister, Bubble Football, Sock Wrestling and much more! 

For more detailed information about all of the line up, events and more, please visit the official Glastonbury website:
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