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The mud. The music. The mayhem.
A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival, the definitive experience that is Glastonbury! With no Glasto' festival in 2006, this may be the best way to sample the finest musical gathering in the UK.
In 1970, a young farmer named Michael Eavis opened his 150-acre farm to 1,500 people who paid one pound each to watch a handful of pop and folk stars perform all weekend long, and the Glastonbury Festival was born. The following year, several rich hippies, including Winston Churchill's granddaughter, provided funds to enlarge the event, and 12,500 people turned up to see David Bowie and Joan Baez. For most of the past 30 years, the Worthy Farm in Glastonbury has provided a delirious outdoor concert for thousands of people over the summer-solstice weekend. Julien Temple, whose film The Filth and the Fury screened at Sundance in 2000, has spent the past few years collecting footage from every single Glastonbury Festival, ranging from professional outtakes from the film Nicolas Roeg made about the 1971 event to amateur home videos collected from the attendees themselves, often retrieved from forgotten corners of closets and attics. Interweaving images of impromptu art happenings, skeptical locals, and stirring performances by music legends, not to mention the unbridled energy of each successive generation of youthful music fans, Glastonbury skillfully chronicles the evolution of the longest-running music festival in the world.
SPECIAL FEATURES Disc 1: Interactive shuffle track feature: re-edit the film to create your own festival Commentary by Julien Temple (Director) and Jarvis Cocker
Disc 2: Uncut Tracks: 10 full performances from: Foo Fighters, Fun Lovin Criminals, Goldfrapp, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, R.E.M, The White Stripes Interviews with: Michael Eavis, Festival Founder Celebrities including: James Brown, Coldplay, Noel Gallagher, The Dandy Warhols, Moby, John Peel, Festival Goers Deleted sequences: Glastonbury Ceremony, The Stone Circle Freeing The Spirit: Glastonbury 1999 Featurette
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