Glastonbury Fayre

Glastonbury Fayre

classified 15

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Streaming on BFI Player in July 2020

Peter Neal and Nicolas Roeg
Terry Reid Fairport Convention Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come Traffic
1971, UK

Filmed at the very first Glastonbury Festival in 1971, Nic Roeg and Peter Neal's film proves that in England, at least, hippiedom reached its height in the early '70s. As well as a host of classic music performances we get copious shots of tie-dye fashion and the obligatory scenes of nude mud-bathing. But the main attraction, for anyone who's experienced the festival, is seeing how much has changed - and stayed the same - since Glastonbury became a 21st-century cultural colossus.