18 Aerial Photos Of Glastonbury 2016 To Make You Look At It In A Totally Different Way

“The weather was terrible though, wasn’t it?”

Well no, the weather was actually great. Really great! There was a torrent of mud to contend with, true, but you’re at Glastonbury so if a bit of mud is bothering you it’s probably not for you. Here’s 18 amazing photos which prove why it’s the place to be!

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

The first Glastonbury Festival happened the day after Jim Hendrix died in 1970.

The first Glastonbury Festival happened the day after Jim Hendrix died in 1970.

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Just 1,500 people attended the first festival, compared to 100,000 in 2016.

Just 1,500 people attended the first festival, compared to 100,000 in 2016.

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

This year’s Glastonbury hit the headlines with visitors finding themselves queuing for up to 12 hours in traffic to get to the site, due to bad weather.

This year's Glastonbury hit the headlines with visitors finding themselves queuing for up to 12 hours in traffic to get to the site, due to bad weather.

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Despite the weather and traffic, the festival is still growing, with organisers announcing on Twitter on Thursday: “At 9am, there were 1,000 more people on site than same time in 2015.”

Despite the weather and traffic, the festival is still growing, with organisers announcing on Twitter on Thursday: "At 9am, there were 1,000 more people on site than same time in 2015."

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Do you reckon you could ever get close to organising something that is the sheer scale and variety that is Glastonbury? I’d like to see someone give it a real go. The place to start, though, is at The Sheffield College on one of our Events courses. Click here to see more…

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