Glastonbury Festival

This years Glastonbury Festival takes place between the 23rd and 27th June and promises to be one of the biggest and best yet with a line up including Stevie Wonder, Muse, Gorillaz, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal and Willie Nelson.

Festival goers at Glastonbury, and most other festivals, tend to camp on site in their own tents, this however is not the only way to experience Glastonbury. While many love the atmosphere and consider camping an essential part of the experience others really find it a pain especially when it rains, which it tends to do. So for those who want to experience all of the music with out damp tents and smelly toilets then you can stay in accommodation off site.

If you do decide to stay off site then there are a whole host of accommodation options open to you right across Somerset. If you are looking for something a bit more sophisticated than a country B&B though why not look for a Bath Hotel to stay in. Bath is a beautiful city and is well worth a visit in its own right so why not combine it with a trip to Glastonbury Festival and make a real holiday out of it.

If you are one of the lucky ones with a ticket then you are in for a real treat at what is regarded as one of the worlds greatest music festivals, if you missed out this year then make sure you keep your eyes peeled for next years tickets and enjoy a break in Bath instead.

10 of the largest concerts in history

When you think of the biggest concerts in the history of time what comes to your mind?

At number one we see Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach in 1994. A staggering 3, 500, 000 attended the New Year celebrations. Number two is the New York Philharmonic in Central Park, 1986, with 800, 000 people celebrating the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty. At number three we have Gareth Brooks in Central Park with 750, 000 attending. Number four is Steve Woziak’s 1983 US Festival which was held in California and had 670, 000 attendees. Number five is the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen with 600, 000 attendees in New York.

Number six sees one of the most surprising and proudest entries: the Isle of Wight Festival. Yes, our very own concert/festival, which still stands as the biggest ever concert held in the UK with 600, 000 attendees. People flocked, staying in IOW accommodation, to experience this festival which had the Who, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix’s last ever performance prior to his death. At number seven we see Simon and Garfunkel, holding their second reunion concert in Central Park in 1981, 500, 000 attendees. Number eight is the Toronto SARS Benefit 2003 with 450, 000. Number nine? Yes you got it, Woodstock, in 1969. The pop culture event of the decade saw Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and the Who, to name but a few, performing to 400, 000 hippies, the event celebrated peace. At number 10 was the Blockbuster RockFest in 1997 with 385, 000.

The good news is, the Isle of Wight festival is still going and continually grows in popularity. If, like hundreds of thousands of others, you fancy going then it is being held this year on the 11th June for three days. If camping is a little too raw for you, why not try some other Isle of Wight Accommodation so you can have a little luxury after your long days partying at the festival?