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"I was working for MOUSSA DiRECT who had been doing stalls at Glastonbury since 1985" - SERIOUS jONES

“I was working for MOUSSA DiRECT who had been doing stalls at Glastonbury since 1985” – SERIOUS jONES

“I was working for MOUSSA DiRECT – up in Cambridge – they had been doing stalls at Glastonbury since 1985. In 1992 they had been allocated two pitches – one up the Greenfields and the other in ‘D’ market (I ...
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"2008 was my first experience of Glastonbury and what an experience it was" - Clare Masterson

“2008 was my first experience of Glastonbury and what an experience it was” – Clare Masterson

“2008 was my first experience of Glastonbury and what an experience it was! My friends had organised the tickets, tents and transport and I really didn’t know much about Glastonbury before attending that year. When we arrived, we saw a ...
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"It’s these Glastonbury moments that stick around in your memory" - Charles Shires

“It’s these Glastonbury moments that stick around in your memory” – Charles Shires

“My first Glastonbury was in 2017 when I was living in the South Island of New Zealand. My friend Cory had managed to book us tickets the October before and I found myself booking flights home for a 3-week trip ...
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"It's like the field itself, the people and all the love emit this crazy kind of energy which carries you along" - Nadine Hemming

“It’s like the field itself, the people and all the love emit this crazy kind of energy which carries you along” – Nadine Hemming

“Ahhhh, Glastonbury. Brace yourselves, this is an absolute, life-changing, soppy old love story : ) The first time I ever went to Glasto in 2014, I kind of had to be talked into by my flatmates, who religiously went every ...
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"I bought my first Glastonbury Festival ticket in 1998" - Jim Hutchins

“I bought my first Glastonbury Festival ticket in 1998” – Jim Hutchins

“On my 12th Birthday, Woodstock happened. Men had just landed on the moon. Anything was possible. When I was 13 years old, Glastonbury Festival was born. Talk about formative years! Over the years, I followed news reports and sat glued ...
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"When I was younger, I remember watching the BBC coverage of Glastonbury from my Dad’s sofa" - Hayley Thompson

“When I was younger, I remember watching the BBC coverage of Glastonbury from my Dad’s sofa” – Hayley Thompson

“When I was younger, I remember watching the BBC coverage of Glastonbury from my Dad’s sofa. I used to see the people at the side of the stage with their lanyards and wonder who they were, how they got to ...
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"Poor Bad Terry" - Stevie Holmes

“Poor Bad Terry” – Stevie Holmes

“We were a jolly party of 8, it was 1999, we were all Glasto-veterans apart from our Spanish friends who were Glasto-virgins, and Bad Terry – known for his argumentative ways and not caring less attitude towards intoxicants and the ...
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"There's still nothing quite like walking through the gate on the Wednesday morning" - Emma Caswell

“There’s still nothing quite like walking through the gate on the Wednesday morning” – Emma Caswell

“After spending most of my first year at Glastonbury in complete awe, the following year in 2009 still stands as my favourite. The Sunday night, packed into a crowd waiting for Blur to hit the stage. I had no idea ...
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"Wild Times" - Jack Zero

“Wild Times” – Jack Zero

“So I remember 1990, as we were driving down in an old Vauxhall Viva that was held together with wattle and daub, I think because it was that old it started to overheat. We managed to coax the car to ...
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We launched the Glastomonial Gallery – initially known as the ‘Once Upon a Time in Glastonbury’ project – back in April of 2020, due to the cancellation of Glastonbury Festival and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, inspired to find fellow Glasto-goers who would like to share their Glastonbury stories, memories and photos!

“Legend tells of an enchanted Brigadoon that appears for only 5 days a year at midsummer, in the flowering meadows of the Vale of Avalon. It is said that there may be found entrancing music, amazing spectacles and wonders beyond compare.” – A temporary city where stories and memories are created and woven into the very fabric of one’s soul.

Since founded by Michael Eavis back in 1970, the Pilton Pop Folk & Blues Festival (as it was known back then) has taken root and blossomed from an organically intimate assemblage, into the legendary known-the-world-over [Glastonbury] Festival it is today. As the years pass and times come and go, the Festival continues to flourish into a distinctive incarnation of itself – holding true to its original spiritual past, while bonding the people through new shared experiences on the hallowed grounds of Worthy Farm.

The goal of this project was and still is to put the people who make Glastonbury Festival the most magical place on earth front and centre, while helping everyone during challenging times, uniting the community and keeping spirits high!

The submitted Glastonbury testimonials or ‘Glastomonials’ as we like to call them, will hopefully become part of a bigger archive bearing a unique historical perspective, accounting for anything from “what Glastonbury means to you” to that crazy-hazy-Glasto-4am-half-a-memory-of-a-story, you just have to tell the grandkids.

We’ve already had some amazing Glastomonials come through and can’t wait for you to contribute yours too!

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Submission Guidelines

Below you’ll find a submission form where you can submit your Glastomonial.

Glastomonials can be whatever you like them to be – good or bad, funny or sad, as short or long as you wish, and should be accompanied by your Glasto photos that best capture the essence of your Glastonbury Festival experience and testimonial.

We ask that you share your stories, memories and any crazy / quirky / funny / magical details you can recall – Please make it as expressive as possible.

Once submitted and reviewed, it will then be published on the website and shared across our social channels.

If you would prefer using email rather than the submission form below, feel free to hit us up at: [email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this project!

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