Catch up with Europe's grandest kitschfest
If you watched with us last year,
If you watched with us last year,
After 40 plus years, it's inevitable that an hierarchy has developed within the campsites.
The Camper/Van field sounds luxurious. While it is nice to be able to use your camper here, the site is far from almost everything. Perfect, though, for retirees who may want to enjoy the festival but still take a break from the craziness.
Orbital's euphoric performance made dance music a thing at Glastonbury, now a festival staple since 1994. UK rave scene? check.
2010 Stevie Wonder
Singing a memorable Happy Birthday to owner of Worthy Farms and Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis
1994 Johnny Cash
Raised eyebrows when he was announced as being featured at the festival. But gave one of the best performances at Glasto to date.
Forget the rest of the hippy dippy music festivals across Europe.
Every year 300,000 people descend on the village of Guca, for the Brass Band Festival and its famous Golden Trumpet competition in mid August. Guca 2016 rocked!
For most of the year, thriving Worthy farm.
But for a few days every June, the site of one of the best music festivals around. Going strong since the 1970's, and only getting bigger every year. Since the 1980's has paired with several charities like Oxfam and Greenpeace.
Meet the performers on the 2016 red carpet in front of the royal castle in Stockholm, Sweden!
Watch the video to hear all about each performer, a hint of the song they will be singing and who wrote it, and what it's about. A lot of singers talk about their roots, and the importance of representing their country.
Europe's had decades to figure out how to deal with Eurovision. We Americans have a lot of catching up to do. So Nerdist made a nice little list for us to survive the final this weekend.
First is, embrace the absurdity, like 2012's singing grannies, the entry from Russia. Done! These babushkas are having a great time.
Buzzfeed charts how every country has voted in Eurovision since the start of phone voting in 1998 and cross calculates it with Spotify rankings and other statistics and probabilities in order to predict this year's winner. They remind us that you cannot vote for your own nation's song. That's a twist!
On first glance, this tweet looks like a JOKE. Then you click through to EBU_HQ and find out that's the official broadcaster of Eurovision! So, it only looks like a joke. It's serious, this parade of people in nightmare paper jackets and tights is really part of the show.
On pins and needles while the vote is being tallied, speculation goes wild!
Lots of viewers complaining the vote is rigged, the new system is too hard to understand, it's all about the size of the Polish diaspora, how hated the Brits are, why Australia shouldn't do so well in its first outing and it's not in the EU besides, and ... it's all happening too late at night!
A song about Stalin and ethnic cleansing wins.
This viewer explains that Ukraine won not for the strength of its pop song, but for the strength of its message:
Some people think Australia was robbed!
More about the song that angered Russia.
Do you need a reason to buy a new bag? If the answer is yes, we are giving you one. Glastonbury festival!
When it comes to festival bags it is all about being comfortable and keeping your hands free.
Here is the selection of the best festival bags of the season.
Leon Bridges performed at #Glastonbury #festival, 2015
9The emphasis is no longer on fancy dress
Let's open our eyes to what's really going on behind all that glitz. She looks very happy with her...
The British are first in line (haven't won a Eurovison in years, but nvm) with info and a bit of snark to make your Eurovison experience bombastic!
9We have Earth
What can you say to so much heavy bling. Will Russia win tonight?
Offstage, he runs an online bakery making savoury cakes for dogs -- called Poodle-Strudel.
Last night, old school teepees overlook a giant rainbow of light.
More Mists of Avalon than on the green in Glasto.
9During the 61-year history of the Eurovision Song Contest
It might be... But you all do remember the ABBA
These guys? No? Anyone? They had 19 Number ONE hits during the 70's and shot to fame through their Eurovision win in 1974. That's right, we can thank Eurovision for ABBA.
Eurovision producers reel in US viewers by dangling none other than Mr. Sexy Back as a tasty incentive to get into the show.
Later the reporter discovered that the foil jacket represented the blankets given to Syrian refugees landing on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Honestly. What more can you say. I LOVE Eurovision
Eurovision has a
32That’s the absolute beauty of it...33
People say that Dana International's victory in 1998 was Eurovision's
The effervescent Conchita Wurst really blew people's minds mostly because of
Maybe Eurovision can be a subtle way for Americans to clue in about European politics. Chatter is that British contenders Joe and Jake's song is a
Speculation is rife on EVERYTHING...
35You're Not Alone" by duo Joe and Jake
Heads up, lads: coming together may be the theme this year but this is how some people always party hearty during Eurovision. NSFW reading!
It's been decided! Belgium will be first up in the Grand Final on Saturday at Europe's multicultural song extravaganza Eurovision. The running order continues with 25 other songs ending with the United Kingdom and Armenia.
Belgium's entry has already garnered a lot of attention so far....watch this video to find out why - and stay tuned for Saturday's finals.
Here is Serbia's submission to the festival with Sanja Vucic channeling a bit of Medea and Joan Crawford, along with a big beauteous voice...
Then there's bongos and earnest passion in Justs who is representing Latvia in the contest...he looks like he's going to cry, doesn't he?