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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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"Late bloomer to Glastonbury" - Angelika Harben

“Late bloomer to Glastonbury” – Angelika Harben

“Late bloomer to Glastonbury. I attended my first one with a Friend and the whole experience was amazing as I had never seen anything like it before. So many bands and so much stuff to do. I knew this was ...
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"Glastonbury for me is Disneyland for grown-ups" - Sammy Dean

“Glastonbury for me is Disneyland for grown-ups” – Sammy Dean

I first experienced Glastonbury on the 40th Anniversary year. It was a scorcher! I’ve never been so excited in my life. Glastonbury for me is Disneyland for grown-ups. A place where everyone is happy and vibrant. That first year I ...
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"I think it’s as close to a religious experience as I’ll ever get" - Elisha Cloughton

“I think it’s as close to a religious experience as I’ll ever get” – Elisha Cloughton

“There’s nothing quite like going to your first Glastonbury. It gives you a feeling that’s indescribable to someone that’s never been as words just don’t do it justice. For me personally, I think it’s as close to a religious experience ...
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"I’ve been going to Glastonbury Festival since 1978 when I was 19" - Martin Ashford

“I’ve been going to Glastonbury Festival since 1978 when I was 19” – Martin Ashford

“I’m 62 and I’ve been going to Glastonbury Festival since 1978 when I was 19. If 2020 had gone ahead it would have been my 30th Glastonbury! Apart from my immediate family, the festival is probably the single most important ...
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"I know I'll be going to Glastonbury until I can no longer walk" - Marcus Carter

“I know I’ll be going to Glastonbury until I can no longer walk” – Marcus Carter

“I first went to Glastonbury in 1990 but my fascination with the festival started years before. I grew up in Wells, a few miles down the road from the festival, and as a young music-mad boy who’d just got his ...
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"There’s no other place like Glastonbury" - Elicia Wilkinson

“There’s no other place like Glastonbury” – Elicia Wilkinson

“There’s no other place like Glastonbury Festival, and this picture captures its mystique perfectly. This photo was taken in 2019, at about 7 Sunday morning wandering back from South East Corner towards our tent at The Other Stage after watching ...
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"Glastonbury Festival is simply a wonder of the world!" - Jake Kidde-Hansen

“Glastonbury Festival is simply a wonder of the world!” – Jake Kidde-Hansen

“Wow. Where to begin? From my first few when the travellers ran the show, anarchic, free, life-changing experiences, to the more recent enormous, amazing, and still absolutely life-affirming event it has become, Glastonbury Festival is simply a wonder of the ...
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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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