Glastonbury Festival takes shape in stunning aerial shots as stages are built

Stunning aerial views show the Glastonbury festival taking shape. The Somerset event involves the construction of dozens of stages, the centerpiece of which is the iconic Pyramid Stage.

High-flying paraglider Tom McMeakin was able to get a picture of the progress at the site when he took a flight late last week. The towering vista of the 900-acre lush green sky at Worthy Farm in Pilton saw the Pyramid stage, which had its roof fitted this month, another stage nearing completion and the iconic ribbon tower which has yet to have its glitzy decoration applied.

Tom, head flying instructor at the newly closed Sky Riders paragliding and paramotoring school, said: “We were flying at about 1000ft and you could clearly see the activity all over the Glastonbury site. Some of the permanent features looked empty and slowly bringing their coverings/facades to bring the magic of Glastonbury.”

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Sky Riders has a workshop and classroom on the Bath & West Showground, but operates throughout the South West, including the stunning Jurassic Coast. Glastonbury Festival is the largest music and performing arts festival in the world.

Paraglider view of Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage taking shape(Image: No credit)

More than 200,000 attendees can enjoy more than 3,000 acts on 62 stages, with headliners this year including Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA. Glastonbury Festival 2024 takes place from 26 June to 1 July.