Centre for the Study for Christianity and Culture, University of York.
New archaeological research on Glastonbury Abbey pushes back the date for the earliest settlement of the site by 200 years – and reopens debate on Glastonbury’s origin myths.
Is impartiality a red herring in the age of blogs and social media?
Pop music has lost the political edge it had in the 1970s. But there are signs that may be returning.
Festival-goers are changing and their expectations of what makes a headline act are becoming more diverse.
Imagining the 100th anniversary festival, after decades of severe climate change.
Any T left?
T in the Park is on the rocks. So what else is new?
Glastonbury: home away from spiritual home.
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Jump on the Glastonbury bus, bring your tent back home afterwards, and promote long term behaviour change.
When did revellers stop rebelling?
A chance to shine: festivals bring fringe benefits.
Forget the main stage headliners, the real festival heroes might be selling you crocodile burgers and mango smoothies.
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It seems like every year there is controversy over Glastonbury lineups and the worst sin in popular music – that of "selling out".
Good old fashioned fun.
Future archaeologists sifting through Glastonbury's earth will look for clues as we do at Stonehenge.
Alive and kicking.
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The rock promoter thinks festivals are on the way out. But he couldn't be further from the truth.
Utopia, or corporate hell?
Today, British music festivals are big business. So you’d be forgiven for assuming that they’d morphed into mere simulations of the politically wrought 60s counterculture that was the foundation of the…
The pyramid of pop.
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Why do people go to Glastonbury? No, it’s not a rhetorical question. Once you take away socialising, camping, sex, drugs, fast food, crystal healing, herbal remedies, face painting and sunburn/mudsliding…