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Michael and Emily Eavis set for in-store book signing of ‘Glastonbury 50’

Michael and Emily Eavis set for in-store book signing of ‘Glastonbury 50’

The new authorised book of the behind-the-scenes, inside story of the music festival that has become a true global phenomenon

Glastonbury Festival founders and creators, Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis, will be in-store at Rough Trade Bristol to sign copies of their most anticipated book ‘Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival‘.

The highly illustrated book compiled by none other than the legendary father and daughter is set out to celebrate Glastonbury’s 50th birthday (due next year).

The singing will take place at Rough Trade Bristol, 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD – on Saturday, 2nd November 2019 between 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

In order to guarantee your place in the signing queue, you must pre-order a book + ticket from the Rough Trade website, and they will have your book & wristband ready and waiting for you to collect from 10am on the day of signing.

The day schedule times:

10.00am – Store opens & Book + tickets are ready to collect.
12.30pm – Doors for signing open & Book + Ticket collection / entry.
1.30pm – Book signing starts.
3.30pm – Book signing finishes.

*These times are subject to change, so please do arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For more info and the full Terms & Conditions please head over to Rough Trade’s official web page.


Earlier this year Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis sat down with Lauren Laverneat the Hachette Books event, to discuss the upcoming Glastonbury Festival book.

Entitled ‘Glastonbury 50’, the book will draw on archive material and including exclusive photos and artwork, the book will include stories and interviews, and look at memorable events from the festival’s colourful history – featuring a host of big names including some past headliners which have signed up to contribute pieces to the official book.

Alongside co-authors Michael and Emily Eavis, who run the festival, featured names will include Noel Gallagher, Dolly Parton, Jay Z, Chris Martin, Billy Bragg, Guy Garvey, Caitlin Moran, John Humphreys, John Cooper Clarke and Lauren Laverne have all written original pieces for the book.

The Chemical Brothers – whose 1994 Glastonbury headline performance was one of the festival’s first sets to be televised nationally and was credited with helping bring rave and dance music into the mainstream – will also contribute.

‘Glastonbury 50’ will also feature photography from the likes of Jill Furmanovsky, Brian Walker and Greg Williams, in addition to artwork from Banksy, Stanley Donwood (who designed the book’s cover art) and Kurt Jackson.

Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival
  • Emily Eavis, Michael Eavis
  • Publisher: Trapeze
  • Hardcover: 304 pages

Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis said:  “This book has been 50 years in the making,”

“There really are so many images and memories that tell the incredible story of the festival’s five decades here at Worthy Farm, and we’re honoured that so many brilliant people have helped us to collect the most iconic ones together for this book.”

A spokesman for the publisher said: “In 2020, Glastonbury turns 50 years old, and Glastonbury 50 celebrates this momentous occasion with a beautifully designed, illustrated book full of exclusive and never-before-seen photos, archive material and artwork.

“The 60,000-word book captures the magic of this unique festival with stories and interviews looking back at memorable events and treasured moments from across the Festival’s colourful history.”

Glastonbury 50 is set to be published on 31 October – via Orion Publishing / Trapeze Books – If you can’t make the Bristol singing, you can now also pre-order a copy of the book here.

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