Glastonbury 50 / Michael Eavis & Emily Eavis.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Trapeze, 2019.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781409183938 (hbk.) :
'Glastonbury 50' is the authorised, behind-the-scenes, inside story of the music festival that has become a true global phenomenon. The story begins in 1970. The day after Jimi Hendrix's death, dairy farmer Michael Eavis invites revellers to his field in Somerset to attend a 'Pop, Folk & Blues' festival. Tickets are £1 each, enticing more than a 1000 customers with the promise of music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights, and spontaneous entertainment - as well as free milk from his own Worthy Farm cows. Fast forward through five tumultuous decades and the Eavis's vision now encompasses a gigantic 'city in the fields', with a total annual population nearing a quarter of a million. Tickets sell out within minutes, the show is beamed live to more than 40 countries around the globe, and over three million people are registered to attend.
303 pages : chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 30 cm
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