Glastonbury Festival 2007 as seen from the air. The first ever Glasto was held in 1970 and featured performances from Marc Bolan, Al Stewart and Stackridge. A mere 1,500 people attended that year, compared to the 177,500 of 2007 and the price of a ticket was Â£1, including free milk from the farm!
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CSS front-woman Lovefoxxx, clothed in a typically glitzy, sequined jumpsuit, crowd surfs during the band’s Glastonbury 2007 performance. CSS return to the festival this year as headliners of The Park Stage, which made its debut at last year’s festival. Check back here across the weekend for the latest on Glastonbury 2008.
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PJ Harvey, looking pretty in pink, during her gig at Glastonbury in 1995. The singer joined the likes of Oasis, Jeff Buckley and The Cure at the festival that year. Keep one eye on NME.COM across the weekend for the latest in pictures, news, interviews, blogs and more from Glastonbury 2008.
Radiohead, Glastonbury 1997. Thom Yorke has said headlining the Pyramid for the first time was one of the highlights of the band’s career: "40,000 people. And fires going in the distance, and tents. I’ve never ever felt like that… It wasn’t a human feeling. It was something else completely different."
Iggy Pop makes a hasty escape from the grip of front-row punters at Glastonbury 2007. The legendary rocker reformed his band, The Stooges, for a headline slot on the Other Stage on June 23, last year. The band drew the biggest cheers from the crowd for old classics such as set opener ‘Loose’, ‘No Fun’, ‘1969’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’.
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Last year’s Glastonbury, featuring the likes of Arctic Monkeys, BjÃ¶rk, The Killers, The Who and Dame Shirley Bassey, was a mud-fest. However, despite the dire conditions only 15 complaints were made throughout the whole weekend, 8 of them related to noise levels.
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