The Glastonbury Festival Archive

Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. In 2014, the V&A acquired guardianship of the Glastonbury Festival Archive, an eclectic and growing resource that reveals how the Festival has developed over the past 50 years to become the global cultural phenomenon it is today.

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The archive includes posters, programmes, designs, interviews, film, photographs, correspondence, t-shirts, tickets and other memorabilia, as well as personal accounts, maps, press cuttings and documents that trace the origins, workings and evolution of the Festival. The V&A continues to work with Glastonbury Festival to collect and archive material from each Festival.

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Background image: Glastonbury Festival. © Matt Cardy