Jack Whitehall reveals why Glastonbury Festival is his ‘favorite place on the planet’

Jack Whitehall has revealed that the Glastonbury Festival is “one of his favorite places on the planet”.

The comedian, who recently appeared in a Netflix documentary titled Trips with my father, is a regular participant in the world famous event.

The Glastonbury Festival, held in Pilton, Somerset, welcomes more than 200,000 music fans to Worthy Farm each June, but has been canceled in the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Although he had not visited the event for two years, Mr Whitehall revealed in a recent interview with the New York Times that he thinks it is “the seminal experience of the festival”.

The comedian said, “This is one of my favorite places on the planet.

“I think it’s the flagship experience of the festival, and I love that it doesn’t sound so commercial or cynical.

“There is a great charitable element running through it.”

Mr Whitehall added: “I will always strive, wherever I am in the world, to come back to Glastonbury.

“Even when I was shooting ‘Clifford’ I managed to make my way to get on a flight and come back for three days to Glastonbury, and I was just floating.

“I was ecstatic before, during and after.”

Comedian Jack Whitehall with actor Alfie Allen (L) and Richard Madden (hidden) at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival

Jack Whitehall has been spotted backstage at the festival along with a host of other celebrities over the years.

In 2017 he was seen with actors Alfie Allen and Richard Madden.

In 2019, he was spotted hooking up with fashionista Lottie Moss and was also pictured with Brooklyn Beckham and musician Professor Green.

He was also pictured dancing in the mud as grime artist Stormzy performed on stage.

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Jan G. Gilbert