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This is the remarkable story of how the Glastonbury Festival, that started as a party in a Somerset field in the 1970s, went on to become one of the world's most famous music festivals.

The tales are told in the words of everyone involved with the festival, from Michael and Emily Eavis and Arabella Churchill to Glastonbury village residents and local policemen. There is also a wealth of celebrity contributions: we hear from David Bowie, Normal Cook, Fran Healy, Chris Martin, Billy Bragg and John Peel, to name just a few.

It adds up to a fascinating slice of popular history, telling the full story of this much loved festival.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 18mm | 198g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0091897637
  • 9780091897635
  • 763,274

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The first exhaustive, unbiased and completely illuminating account of the world's most famous rock and arts outdoor festival, told in the stories and photographs of the people who have performed at or been part of the Glastonbury phenomenon since it began in 1970. "From the Hardcover edition.
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"No coffee table is complete without this glossy retrospective of the coolest festival"
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No coffee table is complete without this glossy retrospective of the coolest festival * B Magazine * If you've never been to Glastonbury, Crispin Aubrey and John Shearlaw have provided a fascinating oral history to tell you what you've missed * Daily Mail * Admirably thorough... The authors of this book have let the characters speak for themselves -- Robert Sandall * The Sunday Times * Lets you experience the festival without getting muddy feet or throwing your TV out the window...a heady portrait of the event, stirring and never stale * Observer *
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About Crispin Aubrey

John Shearlaw, journalist, columnist, film researcher and author, has worked for the Glastonbury Press Office since 1995 and has been involved with the festival since it began, giving him unrivalled access to every area of the organisation.

Crispin Aubrey has written for many publications, including the Guardian and Time Out. Now based in Somerset, he has worked for and at the festival for the last twenty years as punter, stall-holder, volunteer and press-officer.
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