Preview: Glastonbury 2013

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So, it is here…today’s the day we travel, to the greatest place on Earth

Glastonbury 2013

We’d be morons to even attempt to tell you who to see, what to witness, what to do at this haven,
we can merely share what we’re not getting any sleep over, as, let’s say, a a guide of sorts

Today and tomorrow (unless you’re still in work until the end of the week like our editor…the chump!), we presume you’ll be unpacking, getting the cans open and putting up the tent…but once you’ve got past that, you’ll want to explore!

If you’re a Glastonbury virgin, we recommend just having an adventure, but our favourite areas include The Greenfields. Here you can relax, do some yoga if that’s your thing, grab some tasty veggie treats and just drink in what is definitely the most chilled out and calm area of Glastonbury…it’s perfect for a Thursday afternoon before the big bands kick into gear…plus it’s the home of The Stone Circle, which we can’t recommend enough for a glimpse of the sunrise one morning

glasto sunrise

Once the bands have begun, you’ll be treated to all kinds of stages and areas, from the huge Pyramid Stage, to little tipi’s which hold 3 people at best, to hidden rooms in hidden bars. However, our favourite has to be The Park Stage. It’s home to some of the best acts on the bill in regards to folk music, has a wonderful atmosphere at any point over the weekend, and also some fantastic places to eat and drink. Moreover, you can catch some amazing moments here, such as special guest appearances and big names playing to tiny crowds, such as Lucy Rose and Stornoway in The Crow’s Nest

the park glasto

And in the evening, you’ll never witness anything as remarkable as Shangri-La. It’s bonkers, it’s nuts, it’s…Glastonbury! This area represents the crazier side of the Festival. Away from the bands, away from the Healing Fields, away from the tents and the car parks, you’ll find a new city, home to all-night raves, circus acts, burlesque, dancing robots, and some splendidly fucked up people!

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But what’s most important, is that you do what you want to do.
It’s a huge place, you almost definitely won’t see everything, but that’s more of a reason to return!

And now, for the bands.
Here’s who we can’t wait to see…

The Rolling Stones, Cat Power, Devendra Banhart, Haim, George Ezra, Sam Brookes, Ruarri Joseph, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Ben Howard, Alabama Shakes, The Staves, First Aid Kit, Kenny Rogers, Stornoway, Rodriguez, Daughter, Rozi Plain, Michael Kiwanuka, Villagers, Calexico, Jagwar Ma, Seth Lakeman, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, Matt Corby, Goodnight Lenin, Lucy Rose, John Smith, Martha Wainwright, Treetop Flyers, Willy Mason, Nick Mulvey, Pete Roe, Hot Feet, and loadsss more!

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But don’t take our word for it…. live it. love it. be it.
And we’ll see you on the other side…