Glastonbury’s legendary Pyramid Stage, home to headliners since 1971. There have actually been several versions of the stage, and one burnt down in 1994.
Another year, another load of sewage floating past your tent. This shot is from Glastonbury 2005.
Pic: Tom Oxley
Pete Doherty at Glastonbury Festival, June 2007, the day after popping into the NME cabin to ask us for lemons. At 3am. Pic: PA Photos
The White Stripes at Glastonbury 2002, the year Mean Fiddler took over and installed the super fence.
Pic: Andy Willsher
Radiohead during their legendary Glastonbury Festival headline slot in June 1997, shortly after the reelase of the classic ‘OK Computer’. Pic: Redferns
Manic Street Preachers famously requested their own facilities when they headlined Glastonbury in 1999, making them the biggest divas there this side of Shirley Bassey.
Glastonbury June 1998. Fingers crossed eh? Pic: Rex Features
Blur’s Damon Albarn sampling the Pilton cuisine backstage at Glastonbury Festival in 1994. Pic: Rex Features
Hole performing at Glastonbury Festival in June 1999. REM also played, which is why Courtney has the band’s home state of ‘GEORGIA’ written on her chest. Pic: PA Photos
The big man – Michael Eavis with his daughter Emily. Pic: James Looker
David Bowie at Glastonbury in 2000. Rumours had circulated that he might pull out due to laryngitis, but he pulled off an astonishing set dressed in similar garb to which he wore back in 1971. Pic: PA Photos
Coldplay headlining at Glasto ’05, the year before the festival took another ‘fallow’ year, leaving us all hungry for June 2007. Pic PA Photo’s
Paul McCartney at Glastonbury Festival in 2004. Remember the fireworks during ‘Live And Let Die’? Just another of those Glasto moments. Pic: PA Photos
No Doubt at Glastonbury Festival in June 2002. That year also saw sets from Coldplay, The White Stripes and Rod Stewart. Pic: PA Photos
Bez from the Happy Mondays gets arrested for possession at Glastonbury Festival, June 1998.
Pic: Rex Features
Keith Flint of The Prodigy during the band’s headlining Glastonbury Festival performance in 1997. The band had to leave the stage after their equipment failed, but returned later.
Neil Diamond is the first performer officially announced for Glasto 2008, with Jay-Z among those rumoured to be joining him. Pic: PA Photos
Elastica during their headline slot on what was then the NME Stage at Glastonbury in 1995, where they were later joined by a naked stage invader.