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The crowd watching Rudimental on the Pyramid Stage, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 27, 2014.

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The crowd watching Rudimental on the Pyramid Stage on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset

Glastonbury Festival Alternative View: Beard Popularity...GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  (Editor's note: Image has been processed using a digital filter) Festival property lock-up manager Graham Allen poses for a photograph at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. The 65-year-old, who has been running the CND property lock-up since 1989 has been growing his beard since he was 27. Many fashion commentators are claiming that beards have peaked in 2014 and the era of fashionable facial hair may be coming to an end. And research by the wet shave subscription service, Cornerstone, shows that Glastonbury 2014 may be the hairiest year since 1981 thanks to such headliners as Kasabian and Metallica playing the Pyramid stage. The researchers claim that 'peak beard' periods at Glastonbury have famously lead to a decline in societal hairiness, and believe that 2014 will mark the death of the beard and a new era of well-groomed music lovers.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Festival property lock-up manager Graham Allen poses for a photograph at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England. The 65-year-old, who has been running the CND property lock-up since 1989 has been growing his beard since he was 27. Many fashion commentators are claiming that beards have peaked in 2014 and the era of fashionable facial hair may be coming to an end. And research by the wet shave subscription service, Cornerstone, shows that Glastonbury 2014 may be the hairiest year since 1981 thanks to such headliners as Kasabian and Metallica playing the Pyramid stage. The researchers claim that ‘peak beard’ periods at Glastonbury have famously lead to a decline in societal hairiness, and believe that 2014 will mark the death of the beard and a new era of well-groomed music lovers. (Editor’s note: Image has been processed using a digital filter) 

Festival goers arrive ahead of Glastonbury music festival, England, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Thousands of music fans will attend the festival this year to see headliners Dolly Parton, Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian

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Festival goers arrive at the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England. Headline acts include Dolly Parton, Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian

Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset

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Festival goers arrive for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset on Wednesday

Festival goers arriving for day one of the Reading Festival.

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Festival goers arrive on the first day of Reading Festival in southern England on Friday. The festival runs until Sunday and the main acts include Eminem and Nine Inch Nails.

Edinburgh Arts Festival ...Edinburgh International Festival  director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date:  Wednesday August 7, 2013. The programme for this year's Edinburgh International Festival "has it all", according to the event's director. Sir Jonathan Mills said he was "impatiently" waiting for Friday's official opening. Global talent in theatre, dance, music, opera and the visual arts will perform in the capital. This year's theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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Edinburgh International Festival director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year’s festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in the Scottish capital. This year’s theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship. 

A member of the public has their picture taken with street performer during The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Picture date: Monday August 5, 2013. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month in what is said to be the world's biggest arts festival. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues, an increase of 6.5% on last year's programme.

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A member of the public has her picture taken with a street performer during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Comedians, musicians, dancers and actors from more than 40 countries have taken to the streets and stages of the Scottish capital for the next month. Organisers said 2013 will be a record year with 2,871 shows to be performed by 24,107 artists in 273 venues.

Visitors from a group of end time role gamers enjoy the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest on August 2, 2013 in Wacken, Germany. Approximately 75,000 heavy metal fans from all over the world descend every year on the north German village of 1,800 residents for the annual three-day fest.

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End of time role gamers enjoy the Wacken Open Air music festival on Friday, in Wacken, Germany. About 75,000 heavy metal fans from all over the world descend every year on the village of 1,800 residents for the three-day event.

Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.  Picture date: Wednesday June 26, 2013.

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Festival goers arrive for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, on Wednesday. The 42nd festival will run until June 30, headlined by the Rolling Stones.

***BESTPIX*** Acrobats Perform In St. Bartholomew-The-Great As Part Of The London Festival...LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sing in St Bartholomew the Great church as Bridie Hooper of Circa performs 'Stirrups' on a high wire above on June 25, 2013 in London, England. Showing as part of the City of London Festival in which audiences will see and participate in music, dance, art, film and poetry performances in some of London's iconic spaces and venues.

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Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sing in St Bartholomew the Great church as Bridie Hooper of Circa performs ‘Stirrups’ on a high wire above on Tuesday in London. The show is part of the City of London Festival in which audiences will see and participate in music, dance, art, film and poetry performances in some of London’s iconic spaces and venues.