Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

June 27, 2014 3:23 PM

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Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Blondie, Skrillex and Massive Attack among the hundreds of acts set to perform at the world famous event over the next three days. Situated on a sprawling 1,200 acre site at the Eavis family-owned Worthy Farm, near the village of Pilton, several miles outside the historic British town of Glastonbury, the festival is epic in every sense of the word. To help guide you through the mind-boggling array of stages, performers and, no doubt, muddy fields, Billboard hereby presents "Glastonbury 2014 In Numbers."

Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian are this year’s headline acts, but they represent just a tiny proportion of the entertainment on offer. This year’s official line-up lists over 2,200 performances taking place throughout the festival duration, including music, poetry readings, magic, spoken word, ...

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