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It was hard to avoid the sheer volume of coverage in the UK papers last weekend about the joys of spending a few days in the open air listening to music, drinking warm beverages and eating pies/noodles/burgers. All of this …

Tue, Apr 3, 2007, 09:17

   

It was hard to avoid the sheer volume of coverage in the UK papers last weekend about the joys of spending a few days in the open air listening to music, drinking warm beverages and eating pies/noodles/burgers.

All of this came ahead of Glastonbury tickets going on sale (and naturally selling out). You have to hope that the various commissioning editors were not thinking about their own freebies when it came to drawing up the page plans.

It started with The Telegraph who came up with 10 alternatives for those who didn’t get a Glastonbury ticket.

The Sunday Times also asked “who needs Glastonbury?” and came up with a list of worldwide music hops.

If that wasn’t enough for one day, The Sunday Times also got Cosmo Landesman to pen a few words on why festivals offer a taste of real community.

The Observer, naturally, went for the mental wellness factor. Obviously, “mental wellness” will be a huge attraction at Oxegen and the Arctic Monkeys at Malahide Castle this summer.

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