London’s V&A Museum is marking what would have been the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury that was sadly postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a stunning virtual exhibition. Unfortunately, the Somerset-based festival had to be postponed, like other global mass events, and we won’t see amazing headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Diana Ross perform.
The online exhibition at the V&A Museum features extensive footage and images from the Glastonbury Festival archives, as well as rare imagery, posters, tickets, architectural drawings, playlists, soundscapes, and fashion reporting. The museum has also urged festival-goers to submit their own memories of the festival for them to use in their archives, allowing them to “map personal experiences to the rich and extensive timeline of the Festival’s history”.
Go to V&A website for further info and to view some of the current archive Glastonbury material they have on offer.