1. Michael and Emily Eavis
The father and daughter duo have kept it a sponsor-free family affair for over four decades.
2. The 2 million pounds they give away to charity every year.
A deal-breaker for Michael Eavis and all too rare among the big promoters.
3. The fact you can bring your own booze in.
This is a big one.
6. The slogans
As clichéd and often cringeworthy as any other fest, but said with more conviction.
8. …even if you’re Mick Jagger.
He’s going one step up from a Podpad though.
9. The naked peeps
Sure, you get them elsewhere, but usually sans Yeo Valley bag. And these guys you suspect stay naked all year round.
10. The Pyramid Stage
Because it’s nice when the band looks as wowed by the crowd.
11. The Rabbit Hole
It’s a “psychedelic chateau” apparently…
12. The Kate Mossification.
Because you wouldn’t want it to be all crusties would you?
14. The festival-within-a-festival.
Because it wasn’t big enough already, they added an area the size of Lovebox on the side.
Combining all the spiritual nonsense of Stonehenge with the neon hedonism of post-millenial dance music. But really because Snap! played there last time.
No photos do the late night areas justice. Few memories make it out intact either.