Stars flock to Glasto premiere
They're all going to be there tonight. Kate Moss, Coldplay, Jarvis Cocker, the Gallagher brothers .Rolf Harris.
And they'll all be on hand to witness the unveiling of the Julien Temple-directed film of the fest a project that began in 2002 when Glasto guro Michael Eavis was pondering bringing the festival to a close.
He wanted a record of the event in case it was the last time it ever graced the fields of Somerset and enlisted local boy Temple, who has also directed The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle and Absolute Beginners, to film the mud and mayhem.
Almost four years on the festival is still going strong but will not be taking place this year as the fields are being given a chance to recover meaning that the film will be as close as usual Glasto-goers can get to the real thing.
The Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, Morrissey and David Bowie all make an appearance in the film, which was produced from more than 15 hours of footage that spans the ages, and Eavis is well impressed.
"I think [Temple's] done a brilliant job," Eavis enthused. "It's very bold, very brave and will raise some eyebrows."
The first Glastonbury took place in 1970, when Eavis pulled off a minor coup in persuading Marc Bolan of T-Rex fame to play on his farm, and it has since gone on to establish itself as the definitive summer festival despite the mud.
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