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  • 1986 | Glastonbury Festival
    there were additions to the farm office communications welfare and medical teams The Theatre and Childrens Areas moved to new homes the first Classical music tent was introduced and the market areas relocated from the top of the site 130 000 was raised for CND and local charities Acts included The Cure Madness Simply Red The Housemartins The Waterboys Pogues and Level 42 Attendance 60 000 Tickets 17 Programme 1

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  • 1985 | Glastonbury Festival
    size of the newly enlarged site meant that communications were stretched to the limit the ultimate test for any organisation With tractors the only possible means of towing people off the site in seriously bad weather Michael Eavis was pleased that we have had the mud bath and proved we can still cope with the conditions 100 000 was raised for CND and local charities Acts included Echo The Bunnymen

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  • 1984 | Glastonbury Festival
    000 The licence numbers were set at 35 000 and for the first time specific car parking areas were designated with stewards employed to direct the traffic Messages were also broadcast on the radio to advise people not to turn up unless they had purchased a ticket in advance 1984 also saw the start of the Green Fields as a separate area within the Festival 60 000 was raised for

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  • 1983 | Glastonbury Festival
    such events by stipulating the conditions Mendip District Council issued a Public Entertainment Licence which set a crowd limit of 30 000 and went into considerable detail about access roads water supply hygiene and so on It was also the first year that the Festival had its own radio station Radio Avalon 45 000 was eventually raised for CND and local charities Acts included Marillon The Beat UB40 Curtis Mayfield

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  • 1982 | Glastonbury Festival
    took charge of all the information This year was a muddy year with lots of bad weather In fact the highest rainfall for a single day in 45 years was recorded on the Friday but it was also the year of the first laser show backed by Tubeway Army s Are friends electric Acts included Van Morrison Judie Tzuke Jackson Browne Roy Harper Richie Havens U2 were on the poster

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  • 1981 | Glastonbury Festival
    This was the first Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament festival Michael helped positively towards the peace movement by holding the Festival at Worthy farm to benefit the Mid Somerset CND campaign Michael had to convince National CND and said that with proper management the Festival could be turned into a profitable venture Agreement was reached with National CND sending out information in their mailings handling advance ticket sales and allowing the use of the CND logo It was up to Michael to provide the money arrange entertainment and organise the event liaise with the authorities and organise market stalls etc It was this year that it was decided to build a new Pyramid stage However this time it was a permanent structure doubling as a cowshed and animal food store during the winter months It took two months to build the permanent Pyramid stage out of telegraph poles and ex MOD metal sheeting The CND logo was not present at this Festival as it was too heavy to lift into position at the apex Michael Eavis eventually handed over approximately 20 000 to a very grateful CND Acts included New Order Hawkwind Taj Mahal Aswad Gordon Giltrap Attendance 18 000 Tickets

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  • 1979 | Glastonbury Festival
    bank loan against the deeds of the farm Special provision and entertainment was provided for children and it was at this event that the concept of the Children s World charity was born which still exists today and works in special schools throughout Somerset and Avon Again despite the numbers attending the organisers suffered a huge financial loss and no one wanted to risk another festival in 1980 It was

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  • 1978 | Glastonbury Festival
    the arrival of travellers washed out from Stonehenge who were led to believe that a festival was taking place After persuasive discussion a free mini Festival did take place There was little organisation and few facilities layed on but somehow it did not matter the stage was powered by an electric meter in a caravan with the cable running to the stage Attendance 500 Back to top History 2015 2014

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