So here we are again, it's the Monday morning after a somewhat politically charged Glastonbury weekend, and as we snip off the wristbands and re-adjust to life in the office (with a very strong coffee in hand) it got us thinking. Just where did the festival scene we know and love today come from?

We may go to music festivals for a number of reasons, be it the artists, beer for breakfast or elaborate fancy dress, but it's the distinct sociopolitical movements in the 1940s and 60s that dawned the first music festivals as our infographic below illustrates. 

History of UK Music Festivals Infographic:



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