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Glastonbury to celebrate 50th anniversary with new book

Jay-Z, Noel Gallagher and more have contributed to the book

Glastonbury 50th anniversary book
Glastonbury 50th anniversary book

2020 will mark 50 years since the very first Glastonbury and to mark the occasion, the much-loved festival is releasing a new book.

Featuring contributions from a number of artists who've played the festival - including Jay-Z, Noel Gallagher, Adele and Dolly Parton - as well as of course from chief organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, 'Glastonbury 50' will look back over the festival's history via photos and stories that cover its first five decades.

"With our 50th anniversary fast approaching, we felt now was the time to put all of our memories and stories together in one place," Emily Eavis saidof the book. "I hope people who've been over the years will be able to reminisce and get a flavour of the rich history of Glastonbury through five amazing decades." 

Some copies signed by Michael and Emily will be made available with the standard hardback edition set to retail in the UK at £30. Watch a trailer video below.

No acts have yet been confirmed to play the festival next year but the rumour mill is naturally already heating up for the 50th edition.

This summer's edition saw the Block9 team debut a new outdoor stage called IICON which hosted the likes of Batu, Hessle Audio and Kode9 b2b Laurel Halo. See it in action here. The 2019 festival was also hailed as the greenest edition on record.

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