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A photograph taken during the day time at Glastonbury Festival. In the foreground of the image a man is sitting in a muddy puddle. He wears a full body yellow rain suit and has mud on his face. A man stands next to him wearing a bright orange vest and muddy jeans. The standing man is handing a lit cigarette to the man in the puddle. In the background a large audience is stanading.

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 1997

Torrential rain in the week leading up to the Festival resulted in 1997 being the ‘year of the mud’. The first proper Greenpeace area included a reconstruction of their Rainbow Warrior Ship and solar-heated showers. The BBC filmed the Festival this year, beginning a longstanding relationship with Glastonbury.

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  • 84*
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  • Glastonbury Festival 1997 of contemporary performing arts poster. Line up is The Prodigy, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead. Rainbow rounded border with purple text. Sunset
    Glastonbury Festival 1997 of contemporary performing arts poster. Line up is The Prodigy, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead. Rainbow rounded border with purple text. Sunset