Lodestar Festival: Tale of two villages

PUBLISHED: 16:10 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 13:42 04 May 2010

LODE

LODE

LODE Lodestar Festival Held in Lode, a small village in Cambridgeshire, eight miles to the north-east of Cambridge. Population - 892. Lode is best-known as the location for historic Anglesey Abbey and a restored watermill, Lode Mill. The festival will ta

LODE

Lodestar Festival

Held in Lode, a small village in Cambridgeshire, eight miles to the north-east of Cambridge.

Population - 892.

Lode is best-known as the location for historic Anglesey Abbey and a restored watermill, Lode Mill.

The festival will take place at the 120-acre Sunny Ridge Farm, which is an arable farm, on August 31 to September 2 in front of 30,000 people.

Rumours for 2007 - Razorlight and Snow Patrol.

PILTON

Glastonbury Festival

Held in the village of Pilton, six miles east of Glastonbury.

Population - 1030.

Legend has it that Joseph of Arimathea - who is believed to have brought Christianity to Britain - landed in the village in the first century AD when the village was a harbour. The festival takes place during the last weekend of June at Worthy Farm, a dairy farm, in an enclosed area of more than 900 acres.

In 2005, 385 live performances took place in front of an audience of 150,000 people.

Rumours for 2007 - none.

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