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Science meets music as Stephen Hawking crashes this year's Glastonbury Festival

  • By Bas Nieuwenhuizen and 1 other
  • Last Update: 96 weeks ago
  • Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is a performing arts festival best known not only for its contemporary music but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other forms of arts. This year it is headlined by the US rapper Kanye West. 

Professor Stephen Hawking also makes a special appearance at Kidz Field, a part of the festival which is aimed at children aged 12 and under.

Commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or even Glasto, the festival usually takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, 

The festival organizer Michael Eavis, a farmer in a Somerset valley decided to host the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the Bath Festival of Blues in 1970.

Since the 1970s, the festival has grown in size and numbers for what began as a festive hippie movement. - Kanye West to headline this year's Glastonbury on 2015-03-17 - Stephen Hawking to make Glastonbury Festival appearance on 2015-05-15

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