Glastonbury Festival 2004 Features
Thanks to all the traders who have given us such food for thought over the summer. Although not officially over, VF has selected our favourite, most deserving market trader of 2004. It's a tough job!
This year, we were invited to bring something very special to Glastonbury - a whole night of live music, on the Left Field stage, dedicated to Joe Strummer and his legacy, courtesy of some of his friends, Clash bandmates and contemporaries.
From 80,000 punters watching the football to almost the same number singing along to 'Hey Jude', this year's spectacular event had countless great moments. What were yours?
After days of rainfall, it quite literally shaped the festival. We squelched, we stumbled, we fell over, we slid around. But better to struggle in wellies than watch it on telly!
With thousands of free condoms being snapped up over the weekend, there were no prizes for guessing what everyone was up to as the rain came down!
Never something for the feint-hearted, but always a primary discussion point, festival toilets have always been somewhere to tread (and sit on) very carefully. But how were they for you?
With vandalised toilets, a muddy swamp and a rammed hospitality tent brimming with it-girls, pseudo-celebs and champagne fiends, VF decided to compare the supposed backstage luxury with the mythical drudgery of the "outside" camping...
Girls peeing against walls, McCartney breaking the law, Joe Strummer fans making ten hour vigils, and pigeons blagging hospitality - just some of the bizzarre and new from this year's festival!
Every high has a low, like every glorious sunset at this year's Glasto had a sticky brown floor underneath it. We bring you the best sunny highs and muddy lows as we stumbled across them!
This handy online utility will help you plan out your itinerary before you arrive at Glastonbury, to ensure that you spend more time having fun, and get to see all the bands you want to, no matter what state you're in!
Joe Strummer was one of the greats, so how could we not give our wholehearted support to a Trust set up in his name to further the development of new musical talent?