Image: Glastonbury Festival, 1979, Dave Walkling. In 1998, TV audiences could join festival-goers in watching Tony Bennett take the stage on the new Sunday afternoon 'legends slot', reserved for established, well-loved artists, often from a different musical world to the more traditional Glastonbury fare. Glastonbury 1979 Now £5 for a three day ticket, 1979 saw 12,000 people enjoying the likes of Peter Gabriel, Tom Robinson and Steve Hillage at Glastonbury Fayre. The V&A is working with Glastonbury to document this unique history, and to create a digital archive which will provide for the first time the opportunity to trace its rich and diverse performances across stages, performers and decades. The Festival is a witness to decades of creative, social and political change in the UK and the archive reveals how Glastonbury has paved the way for the development of festival culture in the UK and overseas. Now a three day event and was still referred to as the Glastonbury Fayre but with the theme of “the year of the child”. In 1994 Oasis, Pulp, Blur and Radiohead all made their festival debuts as Glastonbury embraced the rising stars of the burgeoning British music industry. They created The Park in 2006, with the landmark ribbon tower; brought in Block9 in 2007, who created extraordinary stage sets inspired by the New York drag scene; and introduced the Common and Unfairground areas. Glastonbury continues to be bigger than the music or the artists, thriving as a global platform for creativity, ideas and performance, across all disciplines. Read about our approach to external linking. However, this year's Festival was also overshadowed by the death of its co-founder Jean Eavis. Any info to add ?-well don't just sit there , Contact us. This gallery is from. He secured a bank loan against the deeds of the farm. The location of this now iconic stage was determined by the Glastonbury Abbey and Stonehenge ley line, an invisible line that runs through the Vale of Avalon and is commonly believed by esoteric traditions to demarcate 'earth energies'. Over recent years, the Shangri-La area has become an increasingly active interdisciplinary space at the Festival, inspiring the new generation of cultural revolutionaries and pioneering new trends that extend beyond the Festival. It also reflected the breadth of performance from theatre and circus to rock and pop. Submitted via the Memories Project. A winged wicker sculpture was ceremonially burned in her honour. In 2015, Glastonbury welcomed the Dalai Lama, and on Friday 24 June in 2016, festival-goers awoke to the news that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. Unfortunately, the Festival had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic but plans are underway for Glastonbury 2021. By 1971 the festival had been renamed The Glastonbury Fayre and the date was changed to coincide with summer solstice, an anniversary celebrated at nearby Stonehenge, home to the world-famous Neolithic monument. In the 2010s, the Festival continued to be hugely popular, with tickets selling out in less than 30 minutes, even before the music line-up had been announced. Back to the main Archive. The Festival took another leap in its development in the early 1990s as it attracted the new wave of Britpop bands and became an important destination for the emerging dance and rave culture. Glastonbury — 1979. The Festival was becoming increasingly popular and as a result faced serious security problems when the five-mile long perimeter fence failed to keep audiences out. Personal accounts, maps and documents trace the origins of the Festival, and document how it has grown from an audience of 1,500 in 1970 to over 200,000 in 2019, with millions of others watching live on the BBC or streaming performances online. Viv Albertine recalls her first Glasto performance, 25 Meith 2020 The year 1990 marked the Festival's 20th anniversary and adoption of its current title, Glastonbury Festival for the Contemporary Performing Arts. It includes posters, programmes, designs, interviews, film, photographs, correspondence, t-shirts, tickets and other memorabilia. The Festival continues its philanthropic mission of donating its profits to three main charities: Greenpeace, Oxfam, and Water Aid, as well as supporting other worthwhile local causes, including social housing projects. In 1981, proceeds went to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a partnership that continued up until the end of the Cold War. The festival was attended by 12,000 revellers paying £5 a ticket, with Peter Gabriel top of the bill. The theme for this year’s festival, named Glastonbury Fayre, was “the year of the child”. The new millennium was marked by a new Pyramid Stage in 2000, baptised by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. The noughties saw a shift in the vision for the Festival with conscious decisions to remove branding and sponsorship, and to encourage a range of global and vegetarian festival food. The Festival map was expanding again as they experimented with new areas, encouraging creativity and innovation across the site through art installations and site-specific staging. Remember: Abuse of the TV.com image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules!