Even after 40 years, Woodstock remains synonomous with music mega-festivals sprawled out over the open countryside. For audiences today, there are dozens of summer opportunities to enjoy the sun, the mud and music of a multi-day festival.
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, better known as Glasto, or Glasvegas, is the largest music and performing arts festival in the world. It actually began in 1970 and today attracts upwards of 135,000. The 2009 Glasto event was held last weekend, and although the passing of Michael Jackson and some fairlt heavy downpours put a damper on some folks spirits, the show went on with such heavys as bruce Spingsteen, Neil Young, CSN, Spinal Tap, Tom Jones and countless others taking the stages. For more check out these links:
2009 Photo Essay
(Featuring exceptional photography, like the image above, from Boston.com)
From WikiPedia –
Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the Somerset Levels, 30 miles (48 km) south of Bristol. The town has a population of 8,800. It is in the Mendip district. The town is known for its history, including Glastonbury Lake Village, Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset Rural Life Museum and Glastonbury Tor, the many myths and legends associated with the town, and the Glastonbury Festival which takes place in the nearby village of Pilton.
Originally posted 2009-07-02 15:56:14.