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Glastonbury 1999 Tuesday, 29 June, 1999, 13:58 GMT 14:58 UK
Glastonbury's unforgettable weekend
Fans are hailing the 1999 Glastonbury Festival as one of the most successful ever. BBC News Online reviews a weekend spent mostly in the sun, along with a look back at the early days of the UK's most famous music festival.

For a bird's eye view of the festival site, click here for the BBC's Glastonbury Webcam.

Glastonbury ends on high note

Police praise the crowds at Glastonbury, as the last of the revellers make their way home from the festival site. Also, click here for the festival weekend in pictures.

The end of the festival

BBC music journalist Chris Charles looks at the wonders of the Green Fields in the final part of his festival diary for BBC News Online.

Three decades of festivals

The festival started as a 1,500-strong gathering in 1970, with Marc Bolan and T-Rex headlining. Now it attracts the cream of the world's rock bands, and 1999's event attracted 100,000 fans to see the likes of REM, The Corrs, Manic Street Preachers and Skunk Anansie.

Labour of love

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has become a hero to rock fans for allowing thousands of people to camp out at his farm each year. He tells BBC News Online of his plans to keep the festival going well into the next millennium.

Glastonbury's beginnings

Take a trip back to the early 1970s and view vintage news footage of the first two festivals, including views from fans and locals on the event that was to put a sleepy Somerset village firmly on the map.

For more Glastonbury coverage, click here for BBC Radio 1's festival special.

Links to more Glastonbury 1999 stories are at the foot of the page.


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