Glastonbury Music Festival, England

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Glastonbury Festival originally called as Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival and currently title as Glastonbury Festival of the Contemporary Performing Arts. It is the five day musical festivals that take place near the Pilton, Somerset, England. Addition to the contemporary music, the festival host dance, comedy, circus, theatre, cabaret and the other arts.

It is the largest music festival in the England is held in the last weekend of June every year at Glastonbury. The main motive of this Glastonbury festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is to embrace and promote all the arts and music of the world by celebrating the culture and the earth by promoting a green, environmentally conscious lifestyle.

The festival is organised by the Michael Eavis on his own land, worthy Farm in Pilton. Glastonbury is largest Greenfield festival in the world, is now attended by many people, requiring the extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply.

It is inspired by the ethos of hippie, counterculture and free festival movements; the festival retains vestiges of these traditions such as the Green Fields area, which includes the Green Futures and Healing Field.

After the 1970s, the festival took place almost every year and grew in size. Eavis hosted the first festival, and then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open-air Led Zeppelin concert at the 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music; fourteen people invested everything they had to build the stage.

The festival was held was held intermittently from 1970 until 1981, since when it has been held every year, for “fallow Years” intended to give the land, the local population and organisers a break, usually taken every five years.

The opening act of the first ever Glastonbury Festival was the English progressive rock group Stack ridge.