How Worthy Farm turns into Glastonbury Festival

How Worthy Farm turns into Glastonbury Festival

The Glastonbury Festival has generated nearly half a billion from ticket sales alone. The cancellation of the festival in 2020 dealt a terrible blow to its reserves and short-term profitability. Plans to celebrate its golden jubilee had to be abandoned.

As the festival returns, it is crucial to understand how important the Glastonbury Festival is to the global music festival landscape. In this article we show how Worthy Farm turns into Glastonbury Festival.


It’s one thing to put on a music show. And it’s another that hosts over two hundred thousand people on a 900-acre festival site. Betway recently investigated the development of the event by speaking with one of its longest-serving organizers.

A key theme resounding across the Bet interview with Crescent Nine organizer Sally Howell was the major planning invested in the Glastonbury Festival. The planning process for the festival is endless and spans the whole year.

The Glastonbury Festival is almost like an entire city going wild for about three days in a row. The increasing level of planning is one of the major factors responsible for the evolution of the Worthy Farms Festival to what it is today.


The Glastonbury Festival has a very diverse audience. Every segment should leave every day feeling satisfied, whether it’s a long-bearded veteran ready to rock some acoustic or Gen Z eager to see a larger-than-life pop star. The festival features over 100 stages, including the Light Up Pyramid Stage inspired by the actual pyramids of Egypt. Others include John Peel, West Holts, Silver Hayes, Acoustic, Sacred, etc.

Apart from concert halls like the Pyramid Stage, the festival also has purpose-built stages like the infamous Shangri-La, which serves people in politics and gambling, or Kidzfield, which caters to the entertainment needs of children present at the festival.

These stages are hotspots for the evolution of the festival look. Sally Howell, who was behind the Crescent Nine field at Glastonbury Festival for 36 years, reveals the amount of work that went into preparing the venue. Croissant Neuf takes the form of a green Viage set. The stage in Block 9, which is the naughty nightlife area, also has a metal head that requires nearly 100 tons of building materials.

The construction of these sites takes most of an entire year. And the expanse has carried the festival from its founding in the Worthy Farm days until today. There’s always a new corner to discover, no matter what kind of audience you are or what you originally came for.


The Glastonbury Festival promises a sea of ​​experiences covering different forms of entertainment including live music, comedy and poetry. The festival is the target of many cinemas, screening it in film-related venues such as the Pilton Palais cinema. These venues have seen movies like Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more, and they release lineup every year when the festival goes live.

Another interesting experience in Glastonbury is the Free University of the festival which continually brings in stellar personalities, like NASA astronaut Mike Massimino sharing experiences from their space missions.

Generally, Glastonbury Festival has come a long way since 1970 when it was called Worthy Farm Pop Festival. The festival founders stayed true to their vision but leveraged innovation and technology for unique experiences, keeping the festival on the wish list of many.

Jan G. Gilbert