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Audio slideshow: Highs and lows of Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2010.

The world-renowned festival started in 1970 when farmer Michael Eavis decided to hold a festival to pay off his overdraft.

Marc Bolan and David Bowie were on the bill and free milk was handed out.

Despite the first event not being a success, Eavis was so enamoured with the event that he decided to carry on with the festival and not even drug raids, riots or over crowding has put him off over the years.


Slideshow production by Rebecca Cafe, BBC News, Somerset. Publication date 23 June 2010


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