Music in the rain
They say the mud can be a bit over the top, but no one seems to mind too much. There are 555 music festivals in Britain this year. One of them is the Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury -
The five-day event, which has been running for 18 years, takes place in a garden established by the Victorian archaeologist General Augustus Pitt Rivers, whose family still owns the estate. James Shepard, the festival’s co-founder, says that the event in mid-July has grown steadily from 100 people to 5,000 people this year. (It is sold out.) They will be listening to groups ranging from Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to the boisterous folk band Bellowhead.