With the growth of music, film and arts festivals expanding to cover all sorts of interests, more and more people are attending festivals than ever before. Earlier this year, a record was set with tickets for Glastonbury Festival selling out after only one hour and forty minutes. The curiosity of the general public is growing, with people eager to find out what the festival hype is all about. Festivals are also starting to see rising numbers of unexpected celebrities, popping up at even the most random festivals. Why should they miss out on the fun?
High-end festivals such as the California based music and arts festival Coachella, is renowned for its numerous appearances from well-known celebrities from Danny DeVito to Paris Hilton. This year celebrities such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Jack Osbourne and Katy Perry were spotted at the festival, having fun in the California valley. Check out our previous article on Coachella Vs Glastonbury.
But how many celebrities attend festivals that are closer to home?
In 2011, Jay-Z made an appearance at Glastonbury to support his wife Beyonce, who was the first ever female act to headline the main pyramid stage. Other celebrity appearances included the unexpected appearances of comedian John Bishop and footballer Wayne Rooney. Models Alexa Chung and Kate Moss were also spotted enjoying the festival atmosphere amongst regular festival goers. Even main man and lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner was seen attending the festival and will be returning this year to experience the festival from a much different perspective. The Sheffield born band will be headlining the festival alongside rock and roll legends Mick Jagger in The Rolling Stones.
Actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett was seen at Cheltenham Festival in 2011, a horse racing event which has taken place every year since 1860. In previous years, the event has seen a-list celebrities attend the festival to test their luck by seeing if they can bet on the right horse. Zara Philips, TV personalities Ant and Dec, actress Elizabeth Hurley and singer Lily Allen have all been spotted at the racecourse.
Kate Moss, Glastonbury 2011
So if you’ve got tickets to a festival this summer, make sure you’re looking your very best because you never know what celebrities you may bump in to.