Contrary to popular misconception, the festival is not just about music - there's a vast pile of other stuff going on. As in previous years, these photos are an attempt to capture the side of the festival that you don't see on TV.
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Open Mike in the Banyan Tree café
Harriet, Isabel and Clare
Laura D and myself
No, that's not a real person hanging off those balloons ...
The bandstand in the Green Fields
The Rinky Dink makes it to Glastonbury!
Sun sets on the Thursday
The beach, complete with sound effects
I slept through the storm, but awoke to find lots of water ...
Israel's apartheid wall: illegal under international law
An appropriate banner for the LeftField tent
This year's collage: '2005'
Too much for some!
Playing a saw
Four poofs and a piano
The lake at the entrance to the Pyramid stage/field
The Doves with an excellent set
Dancing on the cones
The silent disco (yes ...) - the music was a bit tame for me though!
Leaving the dance tent to ...
... a very cool ambient chill-out tent
Hare Krishna! Obviously on the way to the
free food Hare Krishna tent.
The Tea Ladies On Tour, back this year
The lovely Levellers
Drumming workshop in the Greenpeace field
'Why make poverty history?'
Climate Criminals: Bush and Blair
In the Greenpeace area
Me and Isabel
An arrest by the Green Police for peeing in the stream!
UAF debate, with Billy Bragg right-most
The LeftField tent was even bigger this year - which is very encouraging
... and lots of it!
Keane (composite shot)
... who, not surprisingly, attracted a large crowd
The wishing tree, back in the Green Fields
The LightYears again, in a small tent in the Healing Fields
The Pyramid Chimes, in the Healing Fields, my favourite area of the site being its spiritual home
Candle-powered steamboats, which go for 2½ miles on a single candle!
Jazz World stage field
Ihesu von Nazareth
In the circus fields
Jazz World stage
Bright FX, with the stage visibly having sunk into the mud on the left!
Coldplay, headlining on the Pyramid Stage, doing a rather pedestrian set, I thought
Yeovil Town Band, with their traditional rousing Sunday morning wake-up. (No ENO this year, sadly.)
Some Sambaish back in the LeftField tent
Looking down the circus fields
Horseheads, amongst much other street theatre going on
Some people seemed to like being under big balls
Tipi field, an oasis of calm
The Diner in the Field of Lost Vagueness
Also in Lost Vagueness, The Chapel, which I never quite understood
Looking down the Green Crafts field
Looking down the main route through the site
Shannon, beginning another set by Seize the Day
Myself with Sarah and Stephen
Joolz Holland and guests (composite)
Tony Benn, who (as usual) has left Parli-a-ment to go into politics
Big crowds again enjoying the sun
The Guardian Lounge
Dance Tent: West, in the new Dance Village
More flags, this time in the Dance Village
At the entry to the Dance Village
The pool of mud in front of the Other Stage
Big frog in the Green Fields
The Wishing Tree again. I left two wishes, which I'm sure won't come true :(
George Galloway, causing controversy but making some excellent and bold points
Michael Eavis (the farm's owner), doing his usual Sunday Q&A slot
No Time To Waste (at the entrance to the Green Fields)
In the West Dance tent
BT doing an excellent set
Sadly no running down the way up
... and the next DJ which followed him
The Laa's, on the Other Stage
The Beautiful South, ending Sunday night
Early Sunday morning
And the sun sets on another year at the Glastonbury Festival