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Glastonbury Festival over the years – in pictures

As revelers pour through the gates of Worthy Farm for Glastonbury 2022, celebrations for the festival’s belated 50th anniversary are underway.

Glastonbury turned 50 in 2020, having started as the Pilton Pop, Folk and Blues Festival in September 1970 with 1,500 visitors. Entry was £1 which included free camping and free milk.

On this occasion, Francis Whatley, the producer and director of David Bowie 5 years trilogy, redistributing his social and musical history, The largest music festival in the world.

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The story of Glastonbury is told by the festival’s chief curators, Michael and Emily Eavis, and some of the thousands of musicians who have performed at Worthy Farm over the years, including Thom Yorke and Ed O’Brien of Radiohead, Dua Lipa, Fatboy Slim, Noel Gallagher, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Stormzy.

The documentary will be available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days from Sunday 19 June.

Take a look at some defining images of Glastonbury over the years. Make sure you follow too that of the independent Live broadcast of this year’s event.

A group eating apples next to a smoldering wooden cart at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970

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June 1971: Hippies at the second Glastonbury Festival, which used a pyramid stage for the first time

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21 June 1971: Festival goers wash and collect water from one of the standing pipes at the Glastonbury Festival

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June 1971: Hippies at the second Glastonbury Festival celebrate the summer solstice with music and dancing

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Two Glastonbury festival-goers in 1971

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Crowds in front of the original Pyramid Stage in 1983

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Telephones in Glastonbury in 1985

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Aerial view of Glastonbury in 1995

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Keith Flynn of the band Prodigy performing in 1997

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Music fans make the most of muddy conditions by sporting a wish-you-were-here banner in 1997

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke performed in 1997

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Two festival goers enjoy a pizza in 1998

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Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim laughs at his fiancee, radio and TV presenter Zoe Ball (right) as the weather takes a turn for the worse in 1999

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A naked festival-goer in 1999

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David Bowie performs in 2000

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Paul McCartney performing on the Pyramid stage in 2004

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Two festival goers pass a roll of toilet paper between toilet stalls in 2004

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Festival-goers dance in the mud in front of the pyramid stage in 2004

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Kate Moss and Pete Doherty go backstage in 2005

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A festival visitor tries to save washed away belongings in 2005

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Amy Winehouse performing in 2007

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Bruce Springsteen performing in 2009

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A man jumps over a fire in 2013

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People gather to watch the sunset in 2014

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (R) performs with American singer-songwriter Patti Smith (L) on the Pyramid Stage in 2015

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Two festival-goers roll in the mud after taking part in a tomato fight in 2016

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An actor wears a heart-shaped costume on the circus grounds in 2016

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People gather to watch the Arcadia landing show in 2017

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Fireworks mark the end of the Foo Fighters performance in 2017

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Ushers pose in a convertible at the Cinemageddon event in 2017

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Stormzy makes an appearance in Headline slot in 2019

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Climate change protesters take part in a procession in 2019

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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