‘Lost In The Festival’ movie to examine the development of Glastonbury over recent years

Fatboy Slim, the Eavis family and Suggs will discuss how Lost Vagueness revamped the iconic festival

A new movie called Lost In The Festival is set to examine the changes in the UK music festival scene since 2007, through a series of interviews with major players.

The movie, which is currently at a pre-edit stage, will look in detail at Glastonbury‘s progress, taking in high-profile interviews including Michael and Emily Eavis, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Suggs and Keith Allen.

The participants were interviewed in 2007, and again in 2016, with a view to analyzing changes. The film is described as follows:


“Glastonbury Festival didn’t sell out in the late 90’s, then along came a new party that would change that. Lost In the Festival is the untold backstage documentary about how Glastonbury’s infamous Lost Vagueness, formed by a band of risquè travelers, would alter the fate of the best festival in the world. In the making for the past 12 years, award-winning director Sofia Olins tells this story with exclusive never seen before material.”

Fatboy Slim jokes in the interviews: “The festival scene today is so bespoke, it can be like a dating site, you put in your likes and it’ll tell you which one to go to.”

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Final footage for the movie will be shot at Glastonbury 2016, including footage with attendees at the festival, before the movie undergoes editing, which the producers will fund through a Kickstarter campaign.

As part of the campaign, backers will be able to take part in festival interviews on site, as well as receive Lost-Vagueness related merchandise including a vintage Lost Vagueness Ballroom sign.

The Kickstarter campaign will get underway on Tuesday (May 3), while progress can be followed on Facebook, here.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has hinted at a new location in 2018.


Following previous concerns that the safety of a gas pipe might force the festival to move permanently, Loaded reports that Eavis has announced to them that they will stage a one-off festival “20 miles up the road” at a venue “the same size” as Glastonbury in two years time. The report suggests Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire as a possible new location.

The report adds that 2018 has been earmarked as a fallow year to allow the grounds at Worthy Farm to recover, but instead of taking a break for twelve months like in previous years, the festival could move to the alternate location instead.