By: Spacelab Research Staff The Glastonbury Festival announced its 2007 lineup this week with names like The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, The Kooks, Guillemotts, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Iggy and The Stooges, The Chemical Brothers, and whole, whole whole lot more. This is very probably the biggest music festival in the world.
After clearing the hurdle for getting a site license, the Glastonbury Festival put tickets on sale in April and sold out in under two hours. The festival organizers were worried that this year's registration system might keep people from signing up to buy tickets. Those fears proved unfounded as 137,500 tickets went in less than one hour.
Glastonbury is 900 acres of music and art and community in the Vale of Avalon, with mythology and religious traditions that are hundreds of years old. 900 ACRES. That's more than a lot, that's an empire. King Arthur might even be buried there. It's been around for 35 years, and shortly after it's beginning, it became a haven for hippies that were coming from celebrating the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge.
Check out the festival overview for a complete lineup: