I have performed on the BUDO GALA stage numerous times, each time the event has left a fantastic lasting memory for me. The shows are put together and promoted to the highest level, allowing unique opportunities for martial artists from all over the globe to showcase their skills and amazing talent to the public eye. The communication between performer and promoter is second to none and you are treated with the highest respect. The passion that Richard Vos and his team bring to each project is unbelievable, they are always pushing the boundaries and keeping one step ahead of the game. This is why BUDO GALA promotions have lasted so long and will still be here for many more years... - Joe Hallett

Glastonbury Festival 2010

For those of you, not yet familiar with Glastonbury Festival;
Glastonbury Festival is one of the most celebrated music festivals in the world, still going strong after over forty years of music, mud and unforgettable memories.
Glastonbury attracts music lovers from all over the globe to see a selection of music from a diverse range of artists.

The variety of music, the visual spectacle and the genuine spirit of those early free loving days keep people coming back to the festival year after year.
Glastonbury Festival began the day after Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, and has since grown gradually, by building on their reputation as an annual music festival for music artists around the world.
Nowadays Glastonbury Festival stands synonymous to being THE place for any artist to perform at, not only because it has such a great ambience but also because it’s a massive festival being broadcast on many television channels worldwide.
So if – as an artist – you’re looking for exposure, Glastonbury Festival is the place to be!
Over the years Glastonbury Festival had some of the very best music artists in history taking the stage, such as; Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Oasis, The Prodigy, Shakira, Beyoncé, Meatloaf, Faithless, Lenny Kravitz, Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, Moby, U2, UB40, East 17, Groove Armada, Fatboy Slim, Skunk Anansie, The Chemical Brothers, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Blondie, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and many many more!


In 2010 – during their 40th anniversary – we were responsible for the very first martial arts performance ever, in the history of Glastonbury Festival.
On 25, 26 and 27 June, we wrote history by giving The Silver Dragons the opportunity to perform at Glastonbury Festival – THE world’s biggest music festival.
The festival that year had been visited by no less than a massive 135.000 people over the course of 3 days.
We consider this milestone to be an accomplishment no-one can ever take away from us, since we were the very first to have done this, something we can only be proud of!

– Hereby we would like to personally thank The Silver Dragons – occupied by Emma Elmes, Jay Elmes, and Andrew Comrie (since David Elmes couldn’t make it) -, for their marvelous performances, well done!

The Silver Dragons (occupied by Emma Elmes, Jay Elmes, and Andrew Comrie), performing their Creative Form at Glastonbury Festival 2010.