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Glastonbury 2008 review

Glastonbury is a truly unique festival, a weekend of music, theatre, poetry and more in a field in Somerset. Over the the years It has developed into the best visited and most successful festivals not only in the UK, but in Europe. The 2008 program again attracted a crowd of 150,000 experiencing about 500 bands and artists performing on numerous stages, some small, some large. The 2008 line-up featured artists like The Feeling, Jay-Z, Neil Diamond, The Verve, Franz Ferdinand, The Raconteurs, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Massive Attack, and many more national and international performers.
The Glastonbury Festival also gives newcomers a chance. UK-based bands not signed to major labels can playi at Glastonbury by entering the Glastonbury New Talent Competition, which will again be run for the 2009 edition of Glastonbury, 26th to 29th June, 2009.
Young people's cancer charity CLIC Sargent had launched its Share A Stage competition to find a young musician or band to play at the Festival. Young people aged between 13-24 were invited to film themselves performing either alone, or with their band, and upload the video onto YouTube. The winning band The Fayre was given a 20-minute slot at the Festival.
Supplying the infrastructure, stages, sound reinforcement, lighting, and screen technology requires excellent planning involving numerous companies. Below you will find a several links to features about technology which was setup to make Glastonbury 2008 work.
- HK Audio rocks the John Peel stage
- Light weight VMB LX-V8 flown at the Park Stage
- Serious at Glastonbury
- Robe shines on Glastonbury stages
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