Ascot vs Glastonbury

Normally June is phenomenal month for the British people. As the seasons change moving from Spring to Summer, the sun finally comes out to play and the fun begins the nation over. Keeping us busy photographing all sorts of events. Amongst the back garden BBQ’s and long days spent chilling out in parks, so many large scale events occur in the Summer months. Two of June’s most prolific events are the Royal Ascot Races and Glastonbury Festival. The sheer magnitude of both these events is so captivating that people literally travel from all areas of the world to bare witness to them. The attention of the nation's media gets a much needed light hearted shift, focusing as much upon whether or not this years Glastonbury Festival will be wash out as it was on the consequences of Brexit.

Festival punters will have danced their referendum blues away this weekend at Worthy Farm... (Credit: Amy)

Festival punters will have danced their referendum blues away this weekend at Worthy Farm... (Credit: Amy)

Losing ourselves in being lighthearted is what the brits do best and we certainly enjoy dressing for the occasion. This gives us event photographers something fun to photograph!  Whereas Ascot goers roll out their finest outfits, Glasto punters deck themselves out in the weird and wonderful. Fully prepared for the inevitable messy days ahead!

Ascot is an extremely formal event, patrons don the finest attire each year (Credit: Tara)

Ascot is an extremely formal event, patrons don the finest attire each year (Credit: Tara)

Glastonbury Festival is usually quite a muddy and messy affair! (Credit: Amy)

Glastonbury Festival is usually quite a muddy and messy affair! (Credit: Amy)

Women of Ascot wear the most spectacular hats, the fashion of Ascot is most certainly a key feature! (Credit: Tara)

However Ascot has long been an event where people seem to let their hair down (Credit: Getty Images)

However Ascot has long been an event where people seem to let their hair down (Credit: Getty Images)

Sometimes a little too much... (Credit: Getty Images)

Sometimes a little too much... (Credit: Getty Images)

Glastonbury has long been an event where people seem to let loose and where whatever they want! (Credit: Amy)

Glastonbury has long been an event where people seem to let loose and where whatever they want! (Credit: Amy)

Glastonbury plays host to all kinds of shenanigans. Anything goes it seems (Credit: Getty Images)

It seems as though anything too goes at Ascot (Credit: Getty Images)

It seems as though anything too goes at Ascot (Credit: Getty Images)

Upon first glance it would seem as though Glastonbury Festival would top Ascot Races in being the craziest event of June. They're certainly extremely aesthetically different, especially from the perspective of an event photographer. However at the end of the day the British people do what they do best, in the only way they know which is through full throttle hijinks where ever the find themselves The changing of the seasons has brought with it detrimental news, but it serves us best to not dwell on these harsh times and continue in the best way possible.