Glastonbury Festival 2023! The true stories behind the festival’s most dangerous stunts. The 2023 edition of the Worthy Farm music festival is fast approaching! Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, and Elton John will headline the event. This year’s line-up is already packed with hot new talent.
Accompanied by some returning fan favorites as well. However, the festival is also famous for its more bizarre and dangerous stunts, some of which are detailed in this article. Whether to promote a film or just for pure entertainment, several acts have put their lives on the line to entertain us all.
In 1974, high wire artist Philippe Petit risked his life to walk across the Twin Towers of Manhattan using nothing more than a balancing pole.
The feat was immortalized in the documentary Man on Wire and regarded as one of the most daring stunts ever. But even a well-known stuntman can make mistakes; in this case, it ended badly for Petit.
The True Stories Behind the Festival’s Most Dangerous Stunts
A helicopter pilot was once forced to take the air off his job after a stunt went wrong. During the production of the Niels Arden Oplev film The Bridge, things didn’t go as planned. The scene featured two actors thrown off a vehicle through a tight gap.
The stunt coordinator told Page and co-star Kiersey Clemons that they would be fine without straps. The stuntman had to slam on the brakes when the stunt went wrong. This caused the actors to be thrown from their harnesses.
The pair were severely injured, and a lawsuit was filed against the producer. As a result of the incident, the producer had to pay PS13,000 in damages.
The gates are due to open at 8 am tomorrow (June 21), and keen festival-goers are en route, braving the traffic, to get their spot for the weekend.