Virtual Festivals

menu 1
all your favourite festival traders and goodies
menu 1
Online Festival Market
Win your Dream Summer 2006!
UK Festival Awards 2005 - The Winners
Turn your wall into Donington!
Get Festival Alerts on your Desktop NOW!





V Festival

T in the Park



Beautiful Days



Isle of Wight

Global Gathering

Get Loaded


The Big Chill

Download Festival - Official Website
Glastonbury Festival - Official Website
Creamfields - Official Website
Get Loaded in the park - Official Website
Beautiful Days Festival - Official Website
Bestival - Official Website
Audience - for the live music industry

Glasto Legends

23 June 2002

The mythology of Glastonbury goes back thousands of years. Still, the best stuff definitely happened more recently as these classic moments demonstrate...

The Secret Piano Cave (1999)
Michael Eavis was reportedly enjoying a stroll around his beloved festival, when a voice beckoned him to a small hole in the ground. Peering down, the father of Glastonbury was baffled to discover a whole subterranean cavern that had been excavated, complete with grand piano, tiered seating and a party in full swing!

We discovered the location of this cave at Glasto 2000, and found Michael Eavis in there, on-stage with Jools Holland and Billy Bragg!

Super Furry Ghost Van (1999)
During the Super Furries' raptuous set on the Other Stage, a mysterious unmarked white van appeared out of the blue and proceeded to drive straight into the heaving crowd! It didn't take long for the party people to make good use of this X-File, climbing atop the vehicle and enjoying a mobile perspective. The van disappeared without trace, never to be heard of again...

Jarvis Cocker's Saturday Night (1999)
Where there's a Keith Allen, there's usually a party and if not he brings one with him. Such was the case in '99 when he livened up the backstage area with his 'travelling karaoke'. The highlight was Jarvis Cocker, achieving his Glasto triple with a rip-roaring cover of Whigfield's 'Saturday Night'. Bless him.

Girl discovers new depths of depravity at Glasto (1998)
Rumour has it that an ill-fated female made the horrendous mistake of not only making contact with, but actually putting her weight one of those 'open plan' toilet seats, which then proceeded to collapse, plunging her into the sewage tank below! She won't do that again.

Virtual Festivals Crew blag free round-trip and so could you! (1998)
Everything looked hunkydory when the VF crew set off from London to Glasto in 1998, in a huge borrowed, but knackered Volvo Estate packed to the hilt with beer, World Cup footy on the radio. The fun came to a crashing halt (literally) on the Chiswick roundabout (still in London), as the car decided that the sheer weight of lager was too much for it's aged brakes, and ploughed defiantly into the back of a Belgian tourist's car, and was only stopped by the masterful stunt-driving of this quick thinking writer - by re-directing it into the concrete side of the roundabout. Luckily, the Belgian understood, there were no police about and Volvos being what they are, the thing was still driveable apart from the lack of brakes. How pleased we were when the Green Flag Breakdown Recovery people upheld their policy by towing us to our destination (150 miles to Glasters!). They also put our car in a local garage so it would (in theory) be fixed when we were ready to leave.

Unfortunately, due to the life-threatening weather conditions, we were ready to leave a good deal earlier than we had planned, but were forced to stay, waiting for the repairs. Add to this, crew-members breaking their limbs and catching hypothermia, it wasn't all roses. It was quite amusing, however, when the brakes failed again on the M3 motorway, whilst eventually heading home, and we had to be towed all the way back, too!

- Click here to discuss this on the Festival Forums!
Page 1 of 2 Next Page

More info on
Glastonbury Festival

The UK Festival Awards 2005
The Glastonbury Charity Calendar
Red Hot Rock Shop


Kylie 'welcome' for Glasto 2007

Worst festival toilets revealed...

Olympic law spells high jump for touts

UK Festival Awards 2005 - The Winners

UK Festival Awards - voting closed!

Help provide 'Cover For Kashmir'

Glasto chief plans Great Escape

UK Festival Awards - last week to vote

Glastonbury's winning ingredients

Cliff Richard takes on touts

Eavis: 'I want to outdo Thatcher'

Vote NOW in the UK Festival Awards!

Bee Gee fear for Glasto 2007

UK Festival Awards 2005 are go!

Legendary festival eyes its return

Glasto 2005 'one of the safest ever'

Your most memorable moments wanted!

Reveal your festival sex secrets!

Glastonbury this weekend?

'Think & Smile' - political or witty singers wanted!

The Great Glastonbury Survey Results!

DISCOVERED: Unsigned Winners Announced!

Eavis: Festival-Goers are my Inspiration!

VF goes on-air with Radio London and DISCOVERED!

Lowest ever crime at Glastonbury

Sun shines on Glasto Sunday!

Thunderstorms ravage Glastonbury!

Eavis: The rain's good for morale!

A sizzling start for Glastonbury 2005

Emily Eavis on the 'Mexican roar'

Michael Eavis - 'This is the greatest show on earth!'

Glasto weather looking good again!

Get Inter@active at Glasto!

Kings of cainers to collaborate at Glasto!

Make Poverty History at Glastonbury

VF goes Glasto-warm up crazy this weekend!

Eavis: 'I predict a heatwave'

Pre-Glasto all-dayer - win tickets

Eavis reveals Glasto Sunday headliner

Win tickets to Glastonbury from Oxfam

Tony Benn for Glasto G8 debate

Glastonbury stage splits revealed

Eavis: 'The Killers need reassurance'

Two more bands for Glasto Left Field

Scissor Sisters out of Glasto running

Three rumoured for Glasto Sunday

Kylie forced to pull out of Glastonbury

Doherty and Moss to wed at Glasto?

Noel: We'll never do Glasto again

Lost Vagueness goes Global at Glasto

Glastonbudget plays tribute

VF's online Camping Shop is go!

The La's to play Glastonbury

VF returns to Glasto's Left Field

Glasto fans in 'crusade' against touts

Glastonbury: The Line-up Revealed!

Major festivals to transfer ownership

Glastonbury Lineup: Here on Monday!

British Sea Power reveal festival dates

Glasto warns against eBay tickets

Glasto ticket selling for 10 million!

Dresden Dolls confirm Glastonbury slot

Glastonbury 2005: SOLD OUT

Glastonbury: 1, Amplified Noise Ban: nil

Golden oldies for Glastonbury

Brian Wilson confirms Glastonbury slot

New Order confirm festival dates

Glastonbury boost for new talent

Kings Of Leon for Glasto ... again?

Glasto cows in the mooo-d for love!

Eric Clapton to headline Glasto 2007!

New Order for V and Glastonbury

Eavis gets another award - from America!

Kylie to close Glastonbury

Photo ID cards for Glastonbury 2005?

Festival rumours round-up

U2 tour leaves Glastonbury open to possibility!

The Subways set to go overground

Glasto all go, despite local noise

Glasto 2005 license decision: Reaction

Glastonbury 2006: A reporting oddity ... ?

Eavis pledges tsunami aid project

HOT TICKETS: Interpol in London

Belle and Sebastian best Scottish band ever!

Dutch showcase for new festival talent

Ssssh! Glasto license looking good

Glastonbury Festival film needs YOU

Festival boss slams 'tax on fun'

Glastonbury boss becomes Dr Eavis

Kings tour 'justice' for Glasto

We want your festival questions!

James Brown diagnosed with cancer

All aboard the Glasto ghost-train

UK Festival Awards 2004: The Results!

New Oasis date announced

Morrissey festivaled out?

Eavis announces Extravaganza

The Vines could be sidelined for years

ID cards to replace tickets at Glasto

Macca to headline again...

Joss Stone told to shut it

Festival votes hit 10,000!

Virtual voters turn out in thousands!

Festival Awards: Voting has Started!

UK Festival Awards - Nominees Revealed!

Kylie for Gla-la-la-lasto?

The UK Festival Awards - at last!

Oasis announce massive outdoor gigs

'Teenage Kicks' tribute for Peel at Glasto?

DJ and festival veteran John Peel dies

EXCLUSIVE: New Dance Zone for Glasto

EXCLUSIVE: First bands for Glasto '05?

EXCLUSIVE: U2 turn down Glasto

'Bad boy' Eavis shocked by award

Fashionable festivals the new catwalk

U2 to tour next summer

Glastonbury Left Field Tower - Movie Premier

Power keeps power of Mean Fiddler!

Council gives Glasto thumbs up

Power steps down at Mean Fiddler

Your band could play Glasto 2005!

EXCLUSIVE: Smaller headliners for Glasto

Eavis calls in police over tickets

Keane play Glastonbury ... again!

REM to play charity gig

Jean Michel Jarre for Glastonbury?

Eavis announces fair trade fundraiser

Muse release Glasto single for charity!

Glastonbury: 'And now for something completely different'

Muse back on the road after tragedy

Sex, Mud and Rock n' Roll at Glasto 2004

Glasto 2005 licence: looking good!

Liam: I f**cking hate Glastonbury

Glasto 2005: U2 and Prince in the frame!

Muse triumph ends in tragedy at Glastonbury

Macca does the business at muddy Glasto!

Glast off!

Cloudbusting gun to keep Glastonbury dry

Glastonbury: Thursday

Glastonbury ravaged by storms as VF arrives

EXCLUSIVE!! Damien Rice to play twice

EXCLUSIVE!! Eavis eyes U2 for Glastonbury 2005

Glastonbury warm-up at Uni of Warwick

Bring Glastonbury live to your phone

Football fever sweeps through fields of Glastonbury

Glastonbury tickets sell for over a grand ... for charity

Glastonbury looking a little under the weather

Sitting room only for new ladies lavs at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Warm-up in Brixton this Saturday

Pink Pamper to ruffle some feathers at Glastonbury

Happy campers you will be thanks to Joe Bananas & VF

It's 'Alright' - Supergrass replace Libertines at Glastonbury.

Oasis may need to 'stretch it out' at Glastonbury.

Libertines cancel festival dates

Glastonbury Tickets to be won!

Glasto: Avoid the clash!

VF Brings Strummerville to Glastonbury Left Field!

Left Field Glasto warm-up gig

Glastonbury 2004: The Lineup Exposed!

Glastonbury Confirmation: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis!

Hear tracks from the new PJ Harvey album!

Oasis Confirm Glasto Appearance

New Message Boards Open for Business!

Left Field to Tower over Glastonbury

Michael Eavis: Let's have a lottery!

Glastonbury Tickets - Late Availability (sometimes!!)

Glastonbury Sells Out

Glastonbury Line-up: Speculation Mounts!

The Darkness Vs Glastonbury - Round 2!

Glastonbury: Unsigned Bands Finalists announced

Lost Vagueness - Glasto Trailers and Bands...

All Things Morrissey

P J Harvey Confirms Glastonbury Date

The Darkness: Glasto Can't Afford Us!

Chemical Brothers confirmed for Glasto 04!

Michael Eavis to launch local record label

Micheal Eavis spills a few beans...

OxFam Academy - Steward for a day to get free tix!

Glasto 2004 ticket update - credit cards not accepted

More Glastonbury ticket info imminent

More News on Glastonbury Tickets

Glastonbury Festival 2004 - Ticket Arrangements Announced

Your Chance to Play a Main Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2004!

Glastonbury 2004 - Licence Granted!

Stageside II - An exhibition of festival art

On-line love: Admit+1 to the 2004 festival season!

Opportunity to perform at Glastonbury 2004

Glastonbury's Leftfield - The Movie Premiere

Glastonbury 2004 License Submitted

Lost Vagueness - Its First Own Festival

Glastonbury 2004: Looking Good!

Glastonbury 2003: They Did It!

Glastonbury Daily News: Sunday

Glastonbury Daily News: Saturday

Glastonbury Daily News: Friday

Glastonbury daily news: Wednesday & Thursday

Find Love at Glastonbury!

Glasto Warm-Up - Final Line-up Revealed!

Glastonbury: Priority Ticket System is a wish, not a reality!

The Glastonbury Warm-up Party: Tickets onsale & Selling fast!

Glastonbury 2003: Left Field Line-up

Glastonbury: The Full Line-up Revealed!

Joe Strummer film to premiere at Glastonbury!

Official Glastonbury festival meet-up announcement!

VF EXCLUSIVE - Glastonbury Cheese!

Michael Moore for Glastonbury 2003!

Manics for Glastonbury?!

The 'Burn added to IoW & Glastonbury lineups

Festival Toilets get Broadband!

The Coral, Eels & Interpol for Glastonbury

Coopers, Zwan, Supergrass & more for Glastonbury!

Elbow need YOU!

Calexico confirmed for Glastonbury

Glastonbury strikes back against the Touts

Moby to headline SOLD OUT Glastonbury!

War in Iraq: Not in our name

EXCLUSIVE - Radiohead small club dates!

More artists confimed for Glastonbury

Sugababes for Glastonbury!

Dave Gahan and Polyphonic Spree announce Festival dates

Radiohead confirmed for Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2003: Licence APPROVED!

Live In-Depth Coverage of the Glastonbury 2003 Licence Hearing

PJ Harvey to preview new album at Glastonbury 2003

New bill set to make music illegal in the UK

Big Names for the 2003 Festivals!

New Glastonbury Festival 2003 licence hearing date announced.

Glastonbury 2003: the Organisers strike back!

Glastonbury Festival 2003 - LICENCE REFUSAL

R.E.M. for Glastonbury 2003, T in the Park, Move and Euro Festivals

Re-live the Summer this Christmas with the best present ever... The Music Festivals Yearbook: 2002!

Glastonbury: The Book - the perfect stocking filler!

Make Trade Fair concert video footage

Bon Jovi for Hyde Park... and Glastonbury?!

Superstars rock the Astoria for Oxfam

Glastonbury 2003 Headliners 'Revealed'?

Glastonbury Play - Manchester dates Postponed


Glastonbury 2003 is full steam ahead!

The Future of Glastonbury, Forecast: Bright!

Celebrities come out in force as Glastonbury 2002 shines on

Super Fence Continues to Hold Up, Despite More Attacks!

Glastonbury Superfence Survives Battering Ram Assault!

Glastonbury: Let's Have It!

Glastonbury: No Ticket, No Entry, Get Over it!

England Fans Turn to the Festivals for Comfort!

Glastonbury fans petition to get football screened

Glastonbury Line-up Revealed!

Super Furries Cancel Glasto & other live dates


Blackbud - Barfly Interview

Nine Black Alps

Michael Eavis: celebrity magnet at 70!

'Dream Summer' winner: Kirsty Hunt

Glastonbury: Our Dream Summer Winner!

Glastonbury 2005: Turncoat interview

Bloc Party

Make Trade Fair interview: Emily Eavis

Glasto Interviews: Kings Of Leon

Glasto Interviews: Jamie Cullum

Glasto Interviews: Ambush

Blackbud Interview

Glasto Interviews: Kasabian

Michael Eavis on this year's 'ultimate Glastonbury'

GLASTO WARM UP: Ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock

Ordinary Boys: Interview - Islington Academy


Michael Eavis Interview


Festival Bands of 2006

Win your Dream Summer 2006!

Glasto boarders in the buff for charity

Glasto Winners: Where are they now?

Radio Left Field (Glastonbury FM)

UK Festival Awards - The Reaction

Glasto: Lineup vs Lifestyle

A Journey Through Glasto's Green Fields

Crazy Coincidences @ Glastonbury 2005!

Musical Moments @ Glastonbury 2005

Glastonbury 2005: Food Review

Magical Moments @ Glastonbury 2005

Diary of a Glastonbury Virgin!

What was New at Glastonbury 2005?

Glastonbury 2005: Your Highs and Lows

Be part of the first ever Festival Census!

40 Hot Tips for Glastonbury

Glastonbury Left Field - See you there!

Top 20 essential festival items

The Strongbow Rooms back for 2005!

The A-Z List of 2004

UK Festival Awards 2004: Breakdown

Get Festival Alerts on your Desktop NOW!

Make Trade Fair: Charity Concert - Interviews

The spirit of Joe Strummer rocks Glasto!

Glastonbury 2004: Your highlights

Glastonbury 2004: THE MUD!

Glastonbury 2004: THE SEX!

Glastonbury 2004: THE TOILETS!

Glastonbury 2004: THE CAMPING!

Freaky Festival Facts from Glastonbury 04

The Best & Worst of Glastonbury 2004

Get Organised with the Glasto Planner!

Glastonbury Tickets: The Inquest!

Strummerville Foundation for New Music

Virtual Festivals are Recruiting!

Glastonbury 2003 - The Debrief

Glastonbury 2003: My Magical Moments

Glastonbury 2003 - The Best & Worst...

The world's rock stars turn Green at Glastonbury!

Glastonbury 2003: The Statistics

Glastonbury 2003: The Big Lie; Blood For Oil debate, Leftfield

WaterAid and Glastonbury Festival 2003

Festival Crime - Help stamp it out

New Virtual Festivals Chat Room!

Music festival listings 2003 - get your festival noticed

Large it in Style at the Festivals with Orange

Glastonbury - THE Festival

15 Ways to Glastonbury... without a ticket??!

Glastonbury 2002 - the road divides!


Glastonbury Festival

© 2006 Ltd. All rights reserved. Technology by: Dijit New Media

Upcoming Festivals
A-Z Listings
Festival Survival
Camping Gear
Digital Downloads
A-Z Listings
Gig Reviews
Concert Tickets
Message Boards
The Festival Census
Desktop Live Alerts
Register / Update membership details
Press Releases
Market Traders!
Advertising and Sponsorship
About Us
Contact Us
Join Our Team!
Media Policy
Privacy Policy