Steve Carver visited Glastonbury recently, to record a behind the scenes look at the festival.
He recorded the management of backstage and the world of celebrities, camping in muddy fields, security and even the joys of using a Glastonbury loo. It was a fascinating couple of days, he tells us. He interviewed the originator of Glastonbury and friend of festival owner Mike Evis and was told about the good old days when all they had was the Pyramid stage, free entrance and a couple of bands. Steve went back stage with various artists such as Yoko Ono and Blondie and spoke about the exhilaration of playing Glastonbury. He also enjoyed ‘The Pit’; an area surrounded by 100,ooo fans – directly below the main stage – where press photographers would gather – earplugs were given! WaterAid, a charity sponsored by Glastonbury were also there and Steve met with the organisers who were developing projects in Nepal, they’d even flown a chap over from Nepal to see the festival, who didn’t know what to make of it.