I will be blogging each festival day with videos and pictures of the bands I saw. I have put together a short video and pictures of the different areas of the Glastonbury Festival site at various times and days. It is not complete. There are areas I did not visit, or somewhere I forgot to take photographs. For instance, I have yet to visit the pier at Glastonbury-on-Sea. I did walk past, but I have an anathema of queuing.
The video is of the Theatre area, where there are so many interesting walkabout acts to watch. The Theatre area is the first area you enter coming in from Pedestrian Gate C. I can imagine some people camping in other areas of the site will never get to this area.
The areas of the Unfairground, Block 9 and Shangri-La get going in the late evening and continue until the very early hours with the last music ending at 6.00am.
My three ex-work colleagues (John, Mary and Ed) from Walker / Elevon were working as stewards in the Silver Hayes are. This is a dance area and also goes on until 3 am and later.
The Peace Garden is located above Greenfields, near to the Stone Circle. In the sun it was a peaceful area to relax and catch up with some sleep.
I ventured onto the hill above the Park Stage, this is where the GLASTONBURY version of the HOLLYWOOD sign is located. At night there is a fabulous view of the whole site, with the Ribbon Tower in the foreground, and Arcadia in the background. I failed to get to Arcadia, the crowds were too much to get through, when there was any music playing. You need to get there before the main stages end. I made it just as the last DJ finished at 3am.
The old battered painted cars are at a ‘Drive In’ Cinema called Cineramageddon. To watch films, the cars need to be booked in advance .