Where do we go: Glyndebourne, or Glastonbury?News
The English opera and rock music festivals have more in common than meets the ear.
Both are high priced and hard to access.
Neither has enough loos or bins.
You can get suddenly soaked at either of them.
The food is dismal.
And the benefits to your social life are wildly overrated.
Something changed this year.
There were so many white and bald heads bobbing along to Elbow in the fields at Glasto that it looked like the Glyndebourne crowd had switched allegiance.
And that same was happening on stage where performers of advanced years – McCartney, Springsteen, Diana Ross – were the main attraction while younger acts struggled to get a look in.
If Glasto has bagged the oldies, where does that leave Glyndebourne?