Glastonbury The Movie
Director Julien Temple, who gave the world a pair of Sex Pistols documentaries, "The Filth and the Fury" and "The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle," has turned his lens on one of the world’s largest and most famous music festivals.
Temple’s "Glastonbury" chronicles the festival’s history while focusing on its vibe and culture.
The Los Angeles Times described the event as "Mardi Gras meets Burning Man with an excellent, revolving house band." The documentary follows the festival’s inception in 1970 through its 2005 incarnation, which attracted more than 110,000 fans.
The project combines footage from a film by Nicholas Roeg on the ’71 festival, home movies and video shot by fans over the years and new sequences shot by Temple.
Although the film contains dozens of performances including Blur, Coldplay, Björk and David Bowie, Temple’s primary focus is on festivalgoers, the culture created by so many disparate people coming together and the event’s ties to the mythic history of Glastonbury Tor.
The festival is set for June 22-24 following a Glastonburyless 2006.