Glastonbury 2008: the view from the campsite, looking towards The Other Stage. There are rumours that the festival will be scaled down next year, but Michael Eavis denies this: "People have said Glastonbury is like the Roman Empire which gets bigger and bigger but it has to collapse. But there’s no way we can make it smaller, no way we can take away any of the stages."
British Sea Power fans applaud the band’s set on the John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28. The band were joined onstage by members of the London Bulgarian Choir, who sang a short unaccompanied interlude before joining the band on an epic version of ‘No Flags’.
Pic: Jacob Perlmutter
Glastonbury Festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, Friday June 27. Eavis Sr gave a press conference on Thursday night, during which he declared: "We don’t need welly boots this year! This is going to be a vintage festival! It’s going to be wall-to-wall sunshine!" 20 minutes later it started raining.
Glastonbury 2008. In a press conference on Thursday night (June 26), organiser Michael Eavis hailed this year’s line-up as the best ever. "We’re within a thousand of selling out," he said. "People have been calling me up from Australia and Brazil yesterday saying ‘If I leave now can I come in?’ Isn’t that great?"
Pic: Tim Cochrane