You know your Festival is a success when the tickets numbering 137, 500 are sold out within 90 minutes and the line up of artists hasn’t been announced as yet. Two months after the record sell-out, the line up has finally been announced and festival goers will not be disappointed, as in past years, big names have been signed up.The Glastonbury Festival started in September 1970, had an attendance of 1 500 at an entrance fee of £1 which included free milk from the farm on which it was being held. The Festival is a camping type of happening! The next one was held in June 1972 and was free this time around. Attendance was estimated at 12 000. Since then there have been some gaps due to lack of finances or having to allow the meadows to recover and provision made to keep gate crashers out and other logistic dilemmas.From almost its inception, awareness has been created and funds raised for local charities and from 1992 included international ones such as Green Peace, Water Aid, Oxfam. Issues about caring for the environment are promoted and this year’s campaign is to appeal to Festival attendees to personally make a difference… Read full this story
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