Performing Glastonbury

From a small start in 1970, Glastonbury Festival has evolved into a global cultural phenomenon. To mark its 50th anniversary, the V&A and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have launched a database you can use to explore the history of performance at Glastonbury.

Performing Glastonbury

Performing Glastonbury is a searchable database that allows you to explore the history of performance at the Festival. You can search by year, stage, or by adding keywords directly into the search tool. You can also jump straight to highlighted records and performances.

Explore the Festival by year

Explore the Festival by stage

Explore Festival highlights

Performing Glastonbury is a pilot project. Our data collection focuses primarily on the Pyramid Stage – Glastonbury's iconic main stage – which has been fully documented in the database. By consulting posters and programmes from the V&A's Glastonbury Festival Archive, we have also been able to include data from many of Glastonbury's other main stages, including the Other Stage, West Holts Stage, Park Stage, and Acoustic Stage.

Get in touch

The Performing Glastonbury dataset is constantly growing. If you have any archival material or information that you would like to contribute to the project, please get in touch via

Discover more

To discover more archival content, including film and sound clips, oral histories – and to explore the landscape and evolution of Glastonbury's site, head to our Mapping Glastonbury interactive map.

Performing Glastonbury is part of the Glastonbury @ 50: Mapping and Visualising Festival Culture project delivered in partnership with the AHRC.

Background image: Glastonbury crowd. © Ann Cook