The homes of Glastonbury's headliners

The homes of Glastonbury's headliners

This summer won’t just be about major sporting events like Euro 2016, the Olympics in Rio and Wimbledon.

It’s also a time when the UK plays host to a wide and eclectic range of music festivals, from small and intimate affairs to ones that draw hundreds of thousands of revellers.

No festival is as big as Glastonbury – the largest greenfield festival in the world, with around 175,000 attending, the five day event is a celebration of music, dance, comedy, theatre, cabaret, politics, hippie counterculture, alternative thinking and the arts.

Popularly known simply as Glasto, it takes place on Michael Eavis’s sprawling farm in Somerset and nowadays draws some of the world's biggest singers as headline acts on the festival's iconic Pyramid Stage.    

To put our own property spin on this world-famous festival, we take a look at where some of this year’s top performers reside...

 

Adele

The Tottenham-born singer is now so famous that she joins the likes of Madonna, Kylie and Cher in only being known by one name (her full name, if you're interested in such things, is actually Adele Laurie Blue Adkins).

Worth approximately £85 million, the singer-songwriter has sold millions upon millions of records all over the world and is one of the most successful female artists of all time.

Despite this, she prefers the quiet life and does her best to shy away from the cameras as much as possible.

She does, though, have a significant property portfolio, with a $5 million mansion in Los Angeles and homes in the Sussex countryside and by the sea in Brighton.

She also has a small mews home, down the side of a cobbled private street, in well-to-do Kensington.  

 

Matt Bellamy

The Muse front-man is perhaps as well-known for his high-profile relationship with former girlfriend and Hollywood A-lister Kate Hudson – the pair have a child together – as he is for the music of his iconic alt-rock band.

Known for their barnstorming, colourful, expansive and ambitious live shows, the three-piece unit first formed in Devon back in 1994.

Bellamy is by far the most famous member and has two large homes in Malibu's plush and star-studded Point Dume.

One of the homes, which he purchased from comic and radio personality Adam Carolla, set him back $3.6 million, while the other cost a cool $2.6 million. It includes privacy hedges, a media/living room, a formal dining area, six bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, his and hers closets and a one-bedroom guesthouse with a private yard.

He also purchased a £4 million home in London back in 2011, when he was still romantically involved with Hudson.

 

Ellie Goulding

Like Adele, Goulding is a darling of British pop who has fans all around the globe and a number of successful studio albums behind her.

Raised on a Herefordshire council estate, she rose to prominence in 2009 and even performed at the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

She is currently a resident in the affluent West London district of Marylebone, where she owns a luxury £3.2 million pad above a pub.   

Of course, this summer won’t just be wall-to-wall sport and music festivals – activity in the property market also ramps up, with the warmer weather and longer days encouraging buyers and sellers alike.

And, as an added bonus, property buyers and sellers don’t have to brave the inevitable knee-high mud and questionable toilet facilities that are par for the course at music festivals.