Festival Fortnight: Glastonbudget

A bit strapped for cash but still want to get in on the festival action this summer? Glastonbudget might just be the festival for you.

As the name suggests, Glastonbudget is a cheap festival weekend – in fact it’s the largest in Europe – perfect for us poor students. Now in its sixth year, the three day event at the end of May is ideal for seeing some of the top tribute acts in the country as well as new, acoustic, and alternative acts. A weekend ticket with camping and parking is only £54.50.

The festival first began in 2005 with 18 tribute acts, and has since gone from strength to strength. Last year saw over 5000 fans turn up to see over 130 acts over six stages.

The main stage this year has three themes. Friday sees American vs Britpop with performances from Blurb, Oasish, Fillers, and Four Fighters. The 1980s shine on Saturday with Status of Quo, Mercury, and Atomic Blondie being a few highlights, and International Superstars step forward on Sunday including Greendate, Stereotonics, Blings of Leon, and Coldplace.

Chris Dunn, co-organiser of the event, says on the event’s website: “Glastonbudget has always been about great music, and great value, this year [2009] was the greatest Glastonbudget ever.” Still not convinced? Just think about it as a great weekend with friends and bargain priced music, food, and drink.

Glastonbudget takes place at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold, Leicestershire on May 28th-30th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the official website.

Click here to see the rest of our Festival Fortnight suggestions.

Daniel Finnan is the photographer of the front page picture, and you can access his Flickr page here.

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