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The Glastonbury Music Festival is perhaps better known for its epic mess than its gritty performances. But this year's fest was remarkably dry, bringing the stars out in record numbers. There was rain, don't doubt it, just less than usual, so Kate Moss' boots looked more like a fashion statement than a meteorological necessity.
Eight days to go til the 2008 Glastonbury Festival kicks off in Somerset, England on June 27. This year, the line-up includes James Blunt, The Verve, Crowded House, Kings of Leon and a long, long list of others.
Most people had to go through a complicated rigmarole of registering their details plus a passport photo before they could buy tickets, but there are some last-minute tix available which don't need a registration number--you will have to totally prove it's you at the gate though.
They're expecting around 140,000 people, so you won't be on your own. Camping out at Glastonbury can get soggy, so pray for a good weather forecast or be boy-scout prepared.
[Photo: reds on tour]
Glastonbury Festival 2007 took place June 22, 23, and 24. The Killers, The Police, Lily Allen, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, and Modest Mouse were among the many bands that took the stage.
Glastonbury Festival was started by dairy farmer Michael Eavis in 1970 and is now Europe's largest music festival. The event takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury in the UK.
· Thread on Arcade Fire's Performance [deafindieelephants]
· NME.com weighs in [NME.com]
· Festival Blogs [Official Site]
· Muddy Glastonbury Goers Help A Cab [ABCnews]
· More Glastonbury Festival Post Mortem [Official Site]