Glastonbury festival will celebrate 50 years of modern musical influence via the release of Glastonbury: 50, a commemorative festival book that will encapsulate exclusive photographs and narrative inclusions to cohesively reflect on the event’s progression over the past 50 years. Glastonbury: 50 will feature “never-before-seen images, archive material, and artwork,” according to a spokesman for Trapeze, the book’s publisher. A 60,000-word project, the book will also feature editorial contributions from a diverse array of industry entities, including Jay-Z, Noel Gallagher, Dolly Parton, Chris Martin, Michael and Emily Eavis, John Cooper Clarke, and Lauren Laverne, among others.
“This book has been 50 years in the making,” Michael Davis said of the expansive effort. “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 honored that so many brilliant people have helped us to collect the most iconic ones together for this book.”
Although Glastonbury will not officially observe its milestone 50th anniversary until 2020, Glastonbury: 50 will arrive several months early, slated for an October 2019 release. While Glastonbury organizers have yet to unveil the lineup for the event’s 2019 edition, the festival will descend upon Worthy Farm once more come June 26-30, 2019.
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