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Glastonbury: A Very English Fair

McKay, George

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ISBN 10: 0575068078 / ISBN 13: 9780575068070
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 2000
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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220 x 200mm. pp. 212. English text. Detailed volume on the history of Glastonbury Festival from its routes in the early 70's to the present day. Colour and black and white illustrations. Bound in original pictorial wraps. Wraps and pages clean and tight showing just a little light wear. binding strong. No ownership inscription or underlining. Bookseller Inventory # 027525

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Title: Glastonbury: A Very English Fair

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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From Marc Bolan headlining in 1970 and David Bowie and Hawkwind playing to a field of 10,000 in 1971, the Glastonbury festival has mushroomed over three decades into a cultural phenomenon that now sees 80-90,000 revellers head for the West Country every June. Thousands more watch it at home on TV. George Mckay's history of the festival - and wider festival culture in Britain -- traces the changing nature of the event, explores its roots in the town of Glastonbury and the local landscape and early free festivals, looks at the music and musicians involved (Nik Turner, ex-Hawkwind, The Levellers, and Tom Robinson are among the interviewees), talks to festival-goers and Michael Eavis, the organizer, tackles the festival's more difficult years (drugs, violence, rioting new-age travellers) and generally celebrates the mud and the excess...

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George McKay is the author of Senseless Acts of Beauty: Cultures of Resistance Since the Sixties and the editor of the anthology DiY Culture (both Verso).

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