Photos from the Glastonbury Festival 2004.
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Some sort of animal being made out of sticks and leaves.
The Jazz World Stage and the wonderful, colourful flags.
An open mike stage by the entrance to the Green Fields.
The tipi field.
Looking down the site from the Green Crafts Field.
A spiral maze in the Green Crafts Field.
An engraving in the grass under construction.
More flags from the Jazz World Stage ...
... blowing in the wind, wonderfully.
Me trying (!) to eat a guacamole burger.
The wooden scorpion, at night.
A pianist in the Elemental tent, a nice chilled Christian area.
Art in the Elemental tent.
Looking back at the entrance to the Green Fields.
In the Greenpeace Field, with their climbing wall, made from FSC certified timber.
At the entrance to Cafe Tango.
And inside Cafe Tango ...
... serving excellent breakfasts and more.
A little garden in the Greenpeace Field.
The solar showers, provided by Greenpeace - a godsend.
The ship sculpture, again in the Greenpeace Field, together with a bee in mid-flight!
Under the old railway line between the Greenpeace Field and the Green Roadshow Field.
A variety of stalls in the Green Roadshow Field ...
... including a Green Party-run speakers corner tent.
More stalls in the Green Roadshow Field.
A house being made of straw and clay.
A little cafe in the permaculture area.
The permaculture garden.
Sculptures in the Green Roadshow Field.
More campaigning stalls ...
... and more sculpture.
Hare Krishna procession, coming from the free food tent, err, the Hare Krishna tent.
Stalls in the Market.
Outside the LeftField.
Inside the LeftField tent, which this year was bigger than ever.
A large crowd attending the speakers/debate.
Tony Benn, Naomi Klein and others on stage.
Nelly Furtardo on the Pyramid Stage.
Like most of the weekend, we were treated to good weather.
In the Circus Fields area.
There were performers all around the Circus Fields ...
... as was all manner of wierd stuff, including a ballon sculpture.
Various impressive acts ...
... on the Outside Circus Stage.
Carnival Collective samba band ...
... which included some brass instruments.
(Click to enlarge) A somewhat presumptuous statement I came across in a loo, which I can neither confirm nor deny.
Groove Armada on the Pyramid Stage.
Mark and Gary, some people I met.
On the Jazz World Stage.
The flags at dusk.
Dave Clarke ...
... in the Dance Tent ...
... where I spent a surprising amount of time.
Some amazing jugglers, at 2am.
An outside act shortly after.
Shane Collins, Green Party spokesperson on drugs, speaking in the Green Fields.
Seize The Day, back again to Glastonbury for another year ...
who, according to George Monbiot, are "The authentic voice of protest in Britain today".
... as usual attracting a large, enthusiastic crowd to the Croissant Neuf stage ...
Seize The Day are lead by Theo and Shannon ...
"With my hammer I will break the chain, I will not remain in silence.
I will stand and I will defend my right to fight against violence.
No prison can contain the freedom that we gain
when we move through fear.".
Outside Cafe Tango.
DJs in Cafe Tango from the Dragon Collective ...
... entertaining the assembled queue ...
... which was quite large.
The excellent Keane, on the Other Stage.
A circle in the ground in the Healing Field.
Me with my friend Laura, who I was very pleased to bump into the previous night while in the dance tent.
Entertainment in the Performers' Corner.
In the Circus Tent.
Emerging into the Field Of Avalon.
Not much of a queue, it has to be said.
An excellent bookshop.
I never did work out what this was supposed to be - some sort of vehicle made out of other vehicles.
And of course, no exposé of Glastonbury would be complete without a picture of ... the loos.
Manic Organic, serving excellent organic grub as usual.
Shepherds' ice cream stall, where I spent far too much money.
The Glade stage.
Further back in the Glade. Now we just need a Grove too..
The Glade Cafe.
Towards the Dance Tent, visible rising into the clouds in the background. Plenty of lovely blond dreadlocked types around :).
In the dance Tent on Saturday evening.
Wish I was a rodie at times!.
Some sort of cute wierd elephant thing as part of the decorations in the Dance Tent.
It rained a bit on Saturday afternoon, so there was a little mud.
Back at the Pyramid Stage.
One of many stalls around the markets - this one was 'not the hot dog stall'.
The new LeftField Tower, built by built by a small company of six people working together with four redundant shipyard workers from Appledore shipyard.
The inscription from William Blake which runs round the side reads:
Every Emanative joy forbidden by [...] laws of punishment [...]
I lifted them into my Furnaces; to form the spiritual sword
That lays open the hidden heart.
Inside the LeftField again ...
... This time with music rather than debate.
Some sort of wierd recycling art.
I thought these little clay things were rather cute.
Slovo, on the Avalon Stage.
Golden oldie, Paul McCartney, on the Pyramid Stage.
Back in the Dance Tent (again!) for Sister Sledge ...
... which had a notably gay crowd, unsurprisingly!.
The scorpion in the light.
An unusually empty Poetry & Words Tent, which was a shame as the speakers were excellent.
Some renewable energy stuff nearby.
Glastonbury (actually Yeovil) Town Band, who traditionally open the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning.
The ENO, giving the Glastonbury crowd some operatic culture, with The Ride Of The Valkyries, an extract from Wagner's Ring Cycle.
The extract went down extremely well ...
... and indeed attracted a remarkably large crowd.
Michael Eavis (in white), owner of the land, also seemed to enjoy it.
The conductor was apparently thrilled as to how well it went.
Gary, one of a couple of people I met at the festival, standing next to the RinkyDink, a sound system on wheels which can often be found at protests.
Veggies, my usual spot for lunch.
My favourite bit of all Glastonbury - under the pyramid chimes, which are beautiful to lie under when any wind blows.
Sculpture also in the Healing Field, my favourite field.
In the Stone Circle at the top of the site.
Looking down the site from the top.
Another maze, this one in the Green Crafts Field.
A circus insect museum. Don't ask ...
A brilliant sculpture; look closely and you'll see it's suspended by a central weight passing through the middle.
Joining hands, again in the Green Crafts Field.
Really beautiful singing, from Ember, back in Croissant Neuf.
The Groovy Movie Picture House, showing Undercurrents and superb other activist / protest culture films.
Michael Eavis answering questions from the crowd.
A view sideways across the site ...
Some wicked folk I met in the queue for the big wheel.
... from the big wheel.
James Brown on the Pyramid Stage, looking like he was about to collapse of age.
Belle & Sebastian doing a superb set, on the Other Stage.
Morrisey, back at the Pyramid Stage.
Ozomatli in the Dance Tent.
Superb laser stuff.
Orbital's last ever (UK) performance.
They certainly went out in style ...
... with several encores, it was hard to get the crowd to leave.
... to end the weekend.