This year, the iconic Glastonbury Festival would have celebrated its 50th year in existence.
However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the festival to cancel its 2020 edition, meaning that headlining performances from Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross will have to wait until next year.
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The first Glastonbury Festival, then called the Pilton Pop, Blues and Folk Festival, was held in 1970 to 1,500 people and featured T. Rex, Steamhammer, Stackridge and Al Stewart. The festival continued to grow throughout the the end of the 20th century, with 1994 setting the record for its largest attendance with 300,000 people. In more recent years, Glastonbury has been headlined by Kanye West, the Cure, Stormzy and Miley Cyrus.
In celebration of Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, take a walk down (a very muddy) memory lane and reminisce about the best acts to grace Worthy Farm, from Johnny Cash to Katy Perry.
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