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Official Glastonbury book to be released to commemorate it's 50th anniversary


There is an official Glastonbury festival book on its way to mark 50 years of the legendary Somerset festival and it is set to feature contributions from Worthy Farm royalty such as Jay-Z, Dolly Parton, Billy Bragg and Noel Gallagher.

The book is set to be titled Glastonbury: 50, and will be released in October 2019, will also feature pieces from founder Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily, Chris Martin, Guy Garvey Caitlin Moran, John Humphreys, John Cooper Clarke and Lauren Laverne.

Michael Eavis said this to SomersetLive about the book: ”There really are so many images and memories that tell the incredible story of the festival’s five decades here at Worthy Farm, and we’re honoured that so many brilliant people have helped us to collect the most iconic ones together for this book.”

Glastonbury actually isn’t celebrating it’s 50th until 2020 however; publishers Trapeze are planning on releasing the book a couple of months early.

A spokesman for Trapeze said: “In 2020, Glastonbury turns 50 years old, and Glastonbury: 50 celebrates this momentous occasion with a beautifully designed, illustrated book full of exclusive and never-before-seen photos, archive material and artwork.

They continued: “The 60,000-word book captures the magic of this unique festival with stories and interviews looking back at memorable events and treasured moments from across the Festival’s colourful history.”