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.
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.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/glastonbury-festival-pictures-history-b2106842.html Glastonbury Festival over the years – in pictures