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"I started going to Glastonbury Festival when I was just 7-years-old" - Katie Brandwood

“I started going to Glastonbury Festival when I was just 7-years-old” – Katie Brandwood

“I started going to Glastonbury Festival when I was just 7-years-old. The festival is in my blood and was a solid part of my upbringing. My Mum and Dad, who were stoic CND supporters in the 80s, would take my ...
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"The Tragic Tale Of The Overloaded Trolley" - Cory McLeod

“The Tragic Tale Of The Overloaded Trolley” – Cory McLeod

“June 2017 soon came around and we were cramming as much as we could into our Morrison’s trolleys and then heading down the motorway to Bristol, where we would stay the night before heading to the festival. Our trolleys mainly ...
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"When a bunch of mates decided to hire a van and head to Glastonbury I joined them" - Ian McLeod

“When a bunch of mates decided to hire a van and head to Glastonbury I joined them” – Ian McLeod

“By 1981 I’d only ever been to Knebworth in 1976 and Deeply Vale in 1979, so when a bunch of mates decided to hire a van and head to Glastonbury, I joined them. There were eight or nine of us ...
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"I wouldn’t be the ‘me’ I am now without Glastonbury 1999" - Alison Smith

“I wouldn’t be the ‘me’ I am now without Glastonbury 1999” – Alison Smith

“I wouldn’t be the ‘me’ I am now without Glastonbury 1999! 1999 was a year of my re-birth and going to the festival (my first) the major part of it! Does that sound a little dramatic? Events leading up to ...
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"I grew up watching Glastonbury with my dad" - Laura Wrigley

“I grew up watching Glastonbury with my dad” – Laura Wrigley

“I grew up watching Glastonbury with my dad! Him with his cider singing as loud as humanly possible… I couldn’t even begin to dream I’d ever been able to go! Then in 2013, I did with 2 of my favourite ...
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"I am so grateful for getting to celebrate my Birthday at Glastonbury" - Collette Warren

“I am so grateful for getting to celebrate my Birthday at Glastonbury” – Collette Warren

“I celebrated my birthday at Glastonbury Festival and can I just say, it was officially the best Birthday ever! We stayed up all night till the sunrise! Me and my boyfriend were the last people to be moved on from ...
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"We took our 4 children out of school for our 1st Glastonbury in 2000" - Tori Russell

“We took our 4 children out of school for our 1st Glastonbury in 2000” – Tori Russell

“We took our 4 children out of school for our 1st Glastonbury in 2000, with the kind and very jealous permission of the headmaster. David Bowie was the Sunday headliner. Travis and early days Coldplay were all there to entertain ...
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"I absolutely fell in love with the magic of the place" - Jonathan Harvey

“I absolutely fell in love with the magic of the place” – Jonathan Harvey

“We love Glastonbury Festival! Me and my friends attended our first one in 1999. It was a buzz to get a hold of a ticket (even back then when computers weren’t as fast). These photos are from 2002 – I ...
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"Glastonbury became my safe happy place" - Jacqui Hannaby

“Glastonbury became my safe happy place” – Jacqui Hannaby


“What is Glastonbury to me?
It’s not just a festival, It’s the celebrations of bagging the golden ticket… the first time I went (in 1994) I was 22 years old, driving down with mates in an old 1960’s VW ...
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About

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 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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