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June 29, 2010

Glastonbury Festival 2010

Last weekend in Glastonbury, England, on a site covering 1,000 acres, the 40th annual Glastonbury Festival was held at Worthy Farm. Started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 it has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. This year's headline acts on the main stage included Muse, Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder. Thousands of attendees were treated to a sunny weekend in the country with plenty to see, hear and experience. Collected here are 40 images from Glastonbury 2010 for its 40th anniversary. (40 photos total)

The first of the 140,000 music fans due at this year's Glastonbury Festival enjoy the sunset at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. The gates opened this morning at 8am to what has become Europe's largest music festival and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The sun rises over tents at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

People enjoy the sunny weather at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Revelers apply sunblock to each other at a welfare stand at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Gorillaz perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Snoop Dog performs with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 25, 2010. (Getty Images) #

A couple kiss on the first evening after the gates open at the Glastonbury Festival on June 23, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Festival-goers relax in a field at sunset during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images) #

General view of the sun setting on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images) #

A bespectacled festival goer at the Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

Willie Nelson performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images) #

Two festival goers share a joke as they have a wash at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Britain's Prince Charles (right) is offered a cup of tea by performers during a visit to the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

A girl relaxes in the grass on the first evening after the gates open at the Glastonbury festival near Pilton, Somerset on June 23, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Art work said to be by underground artist Banksy is seen on the fence at the Glastonbury Festival site on June 24, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Shakira performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Revelers watch British Band Faithless perform during the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, June 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) #

England fans watch a giant video screen in the Football Field as Germany win the world cup match against England at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

A pair of England chairs are abandoned after the World Cup soccer match between England and Germany at the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

People enjoy the sunset at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

A soap bubble floats against the backdrop of a sunset at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Festival goers set off paper lanterns at nightfall at the Glastonbury Festival 2010 in south west England, June 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

Thom Yorke of British band Radiohead performs as a special surprise performer on The Park stage at the Glastonbury Festival near Pilton, Somerset on June 25, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

People gather in the Arcadia Field at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Festival-goers are silhouetted against the illuminated Cube Henge at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

Wayne Coyne of the U.S. band The Flaming Lips walks over the audience at the Other stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Revelers relax in the Green Fields at the Glastonbury Festival on June 23, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Revelers head back to their tents in the early hours of the final day of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Festival attendees wear Native American head-dresses as the temperatures remain high at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

A rider takes to the "Wall of Death" within the Block 9 area at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

A festival-goer relaxes in a hammock at sunset at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images) #

Paloma Faith performs at the Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

Festival founder Michael Eavis delivers his traditional Sunday morning press conference at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT performs on The Pyramid Stage during Day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images) #

A festival-goer swings glow sticks at the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

A demonic nurse administers a syringe of tequila to a festival goer in the early hours of the final day of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

A festival goer walks in the late evening sunlight at the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

Nigerian drummer Tony Allen appears on the Park stage on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

US soul legend Stevie Wonder performs on the Pyramid stage on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. Stevie Wonder closed Glastonbury's 40th birthday celebrations after a sun-drenched weekend of music described by festival founder Michael Eavis as "total magic". (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

DJs perform at one of the nightclubs within the Shangri-La area at the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

 
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