Glastonbury has just come to an end and as its history claims, it is definitely one of the best (and muddiest) music festivals ever to exist. And history precisely brings us to this point, where with the newly confirmed yet controversial Brexit, a deepened traditional vein runs through the years of Glastonbury, considering one of its co-founders was Arabella Churchill, granddaughter of Sir Winston, who back in 1971 and along with Andrew Kerr and Michael Eavis began the legendary festival.
The legendary Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. Photo credit: BBC
Full days of non stop entertainment and headliners including Muse, Adele and Coldplay are the perfect bait for a wide range of audiences who crave the goodness and hip lifestyle of live music entertainment. What’s left of Woodstock may well be what Glastonbury revived from the ashes and took it to a whole new level.
glastonbury_mudBut aside of multimillion dollar revenues and hordes of music lovers who come to the festival every year and swim in the bottomless mud pits, the aspect that has us thinking about constantly is the power of platform this festival has. Think of it as being a PaaS (or platform as a service) where thousands of musicians and artists play on stages where music is not defined by a specific music genre, but simply how good the sound that comes out of it is. Glastonbury is in and of itself a unique platform for artists to play their music of front of thousands of people.
We decided to visualize the gigantic behemoth that Glastonbury is.
We decided to visualize the gigantic behemoth that Glastonbury is, and how its platform has served hundreds of up and coming artists to be recognized and their music to be heard. Our visualization addiction led us to organize the way these artists will be creating music scenes based on the stage they will be performing at, to further make up what we call #Glastonbury2016. A unique and timeless music scene created by the handpicked selection of artists and their music in relation to the specific audiences who will had the chance to discover and enjoy them.
Click on #Glastonbury2016 and discover the music scene of the festival.
After talking to Eamonn Carey, who was on the verge of attending this year’s edition, we were drawn to this idea of mapping the world’s top music festivals, seeing how performers are interconnected with each other and how serendipity has played a key role in each on of their music careers. For instance, back in 1971, an unknown gentleman going by the name David Bowie appeared at the festival. No one would have ever imagined that several decades later, in 2000, he would appear again with an entirely different set of co-performers, but still with a massive audience hungry for music.
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Tomas Uribe

Tomas Uribe is the Co-founder and CEO of Stereotheque. Composer, bass player and front-end designer and engineer. Also a die-hard fan of Nine Inch Nails.

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