Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary celebrated in online archive

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With films, posters, photographs and interviews.

Following the cancellation of what would have been Glastonbury’s 50th edition this weekend due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UK festival has instead launched a week-long online archive via the V&A’s website.

Bringing together posters, interviews, film, photographs and other memorabilia, the archive journeys through Glastonbury’s conception, its relationship with fashion, and its stage design.

Sound designer Gareth Fry has also stepped up to contribute a 7-minute audio piece sonically capturing a day at Glastonbury, made using recordings from the festival’s 2014 edition.

Alongside the main archive, the V&A is also asking past attendees to contribute to by sharing their experiences at the festival.

The Glastonbury Festival Archive will be hosted on the V&A’s website until Monday 29th June 2020.

Head here for more info, and check out a selection of photographs below.

Photo credit, in order of appearance: Brian Walker, Brian Walker, Matt Cardy, Jason Bryant.