In this section, find useful information about the festival you are heading for on this road trip. Try our recommendations for what to do before and after Glastonbury Festival.
On your way in between, also check out the city guides below to get our best tips for accomodation, day activities as well as bars and restaurants. Why not experience a gig in one of the other live venues on this subTOUR?
Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary arts in Southern England. In addition to music, it hosts dance and comedy sessions, lectures, and movie screenings along other performances. Deeply inspired by the ethos of the hippie and free festival movements.
The Forum in Bath was built in 1934 as a cinema in Art Déco and Neo-Classical style. Its main auditorium has about 1,600 seats, making it Bath's largest event venue today. Inside is splendour including brick with concrete floors, a large Art Déco candelabra lighting, lacquered wood fixtures and fittings and gold-leafed flourishes.
Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment since the year 1867 by major names in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk, World, up to Classical music. These walls have hosted music from the likes of Robert Plant, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Motörhead, and Bob Dylan.
O2 Academy Bristol has been hosting live perroamnces since 2001. On stage: bright new acts along classic performers. It opened with a sell-out performance from Ocean Colour Scene. The venue’s history stretches back to November 1966, when it opened as cinema. O2 Academy Bristol has provided plenty of memorable moments and iconic performances ever since.
Clwb Ifor Bach (meaning Little Ivor's Club) is located in the heart of Cardiff has existed since 1983 and was founded by Cymdeithas Clwb Cymraeg Caerdydd, a society formed with the purpose of establishing a Welsh language social club. Still today, it is the focal point for many Welsh-medium organisations and events in the area. The club today is contained within an three-storey building. There is a bar, stage, and dance floor on each level, varying in size from level to level. There are regular performances of live music. The range of music played is very wide, and includes Reggae, Folk, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Welsh and more.
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is an indoor event arena, with was opened on 10 September 1993 by singer Shirley Bassey. It is the city's largest exhibition facility today. Famous names who have performed in the arena are among Richard Ashcroft, The 1975, Bring Me The Horizon, Metallica, Liam Gallagher, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Dio, Meat Loaf, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Killers, Biffy Clyro, The Prodigy, The Beach Boys, Panic at the disco, and Manic Street Preachers.
Glastonbury, Somerset, is a beautiful town attracting people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs. Moreover, it is notable for myths and legends related to Glastonbury Tor. The town boasts with unique shops and quirky places you won't find anywhere else.
Initially a Roman settlement, Wells today is a small town with a world-renowned cathedral. Medieval structures can be found throughout the city, with the Vicars' Close and the Bishop's Palace among the ones that are most worth seeing.
Bath is a beautiful city known for and named after its Roman-built baths. With its idyllic setting in the valley of the River Avon, the city became a World Heritage site in 1987. Always worth a visit with its numerous sightseeing spots such as Bath Abbey or many other buildings in Georgian architecture.
The vibrant city of Bristol is situated near the confluence of the Rivers Frome and Avon. Founded around 1000, it was soon a trading centre and later on starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World. The city holds a huge variety of architectural styles, from medieval to modern. During the mid-19th century Bristol Byzantine, a style unique to the city, was developed, still present today in many buildings.
Today, Bristol is known for its lively music scene, picturesque spots such as the harbourside area or sightseeing highlights like Bristol Cathedral.
Both capital and most popular visitor destination in Wales. The Cardiff music scene is also well-established and wide-ranging: it is linked to numerous bands, famous both nationally and internationally. Including Shirley Bassey, Manic Street Preachers, Lostprophets, Super Furry Animals, and Bullet for My Valentine.