Top 10 Festival List of All Time – Unravel Travel TV

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UK Festival season is just around the corner and new research today reveals that the UK’s love of a good festival performance has never faded. From old school classics to new generation music, the new top ten festival acts list reveals us Brits love nothing better than a show stopping performance and (according to the research) no one did it better than Queen in 1985.

The new research, by Q Now Magazine and shortlisted by the public suggests that it’s not only the older acts that are the best. Beyonce’s world famous performance on the main Glastonbury stage in 2011 comes in at a massive second in the all-time list, a fantastic accomplishment for the first female solo act to grace the stage and shows that the ‘Bootylicious’ B appeals to both the older and younger generations alike

And it seems we are still longing for musical days gone by, according to the research. The survey reveals that 6/10 acts that we deem the best of all time were performed before 1990 – with U2, Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC all beating their younger peers to the coveted top ten places.

The research, revealed to announce the ticket launch for Eurostar’s hotly anticipated ‘Traction’ Festival reveals the UK’s real music and festival taste, and with a few surprises

1. Queen, Live Aid, 1985
2. Beyonce, Glastonbury, 2011
3. AC/DC, Castle Donnington, 1981
4. U2, Live Aid, 1985
5. Blur, Glastonbury, 2009
6. Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, 1969
7. Nirvana, Reading, 1992
8. Bob Dylan, Newport Folk Festival, 1965
9. The Rolling Stones, Hyde Park, 1969
10. Johnny Cash ,Glastonbury, 1994
11. Muse, Glastonbury, 2004


On Saturday 14 July 2012, Eurostar presents Traction. In the collaborative spirit of the London 2012 Festival, Traction will pull together European acts on one stage in Granary Square, London newest public space.

As an official supporter of the London 2012 Festival, Eurostar will be bringing together half a dozen of the most exciting acts from across Europe for a truly unique event this summer. On Saturday 14 July, 3000 people will be treated to a once-in a lifetime outdoor show in Granary Square, London’s newest public space.

Curator Gilles Peterson has drawn inspiration from across the continent, choosing performers from every background for a series of unique cross-cultural collaborations.

Confirmed acts currently include German jazz techno ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick and firm French favourite Sébastien Tellier.

Tickets to Eurostar presents Traction Festival are available from or

The unique event, created by Eurostar, will bring together musical, dance and arts talent from across Europe for a special performance to celebrate the diversity of European talent on London’s doorstep.

Early bird ticket sales for Traction are priced at £15 each, with regular tickets on sale at £20 each from 26th April 2012 For more information and to book tickets, visit or

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