Festival season is the happiest time of the year for music fans and UK has a global reputation for putting on the biggest
and best bashes around. Whether you want to catch the latest chart stars bringing their hits to the stage or prefer to let
your hair down to more cutting-edge sounds, keep checking StubHub UK for all the latest listings and availability information
for festival tickets.
The modern music festival as we know it today was born in the US in 1967 when the Monterey International Pop Music Festival
was launched. Featuring artists like Jimi Hendrix and The Who, the three-day concert was arguably the inspiration for iconic
events like Glastonbury and Woodstock, which appeared a couple of years later. However, the history of the festival dates
back even further to the early religious rites and the word festival was first recorded in 1589. In Britain the modern music
festivals - live concerts, muddy fields and overnight camping - have their predecessors in the Beaulieu jazz concerts from
1956. These later evolved into Hyde Park free events, where the hippie spirit of the age was warmly embraced. Already exceedingly
popular in the UK, the number of music festivals boomed in the 21st century and in 2010 Britain hosted over 450 festivals
catering to all different tastes, from mainstream offerings like Reading and Leeds and V to more boutique offerings like Green
Man and Lounge on the Farm. Today, festivals are part of the fabric of cultural Britain, with one in every ten adults have
attended a festival in the last year.
With a growing number of events springing up each year, there is something for everyone. On StubHub UK you can find a wide
range of festival tickets suitable for both festival-veterans and newcomers.
In addition to buying and selling your festival tickets on StubHub UK, you can also find ticket listings for big international
artists such as U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
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