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Glastonbury (Documentary) in July

Pathé Distribution Ltd. have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Glastonbury for 17th July 2006 priced at £19.99. Glastonbury is a true tribute to the iconic event at Worthy Farm in Somerset that has rocked the world and changed the face of music festivals, as we know them, forever. With footage following the founder of the Glastonbury festival, Michael Eavis, this documentary was conceived by him in 2002. Concerned that the festival might never again enjoy the success from previous years due to problems with licensing and security, Eavis saw this as a possible last chance to record the events of the last 30 years. Enlisting critically acclaimed director Julian Temple (Absolute Beginners, The Filth & The Fury) they appealed to anybody with footage of the festival to come forward and contribute.

Over 700 hours of film were supplied, both amateur and professional, shot over the 35 year history of the festival, with the result skilfully chronicling the evolution of the longest running music festival in the world! Personal archive footage from festival-goers is stunningly interwoven with stirring performances from some of the world’s best loved musical acts including the legendary Morrissey and David Bowie to the more contemporary Coldplay, Faithless and Bjork.

The 2-disc DVD introduces exclusive special features including never-before-seen uncut tracks from over 10 acts, interviews with Michael Eavis, festival goers and celebrity fans including James Brown, Noel Gallagher and the late John Peel. Deleted sequences and the innovative interactive shuffle track function, allowing you to re-edit the feature film.

Presented with DD5.1 Surround audio and optional English subtitles the special features break down like so…

Disc 1:

  • Interactive shuffle track feature: re-edit the film to create your own festival
  • Commentary by Julian Temple (Director) and Jarvis Cocker

Disc 2:
  • Uncut Tracks. Full performances from:
    • Foo Fighters
    • Fun Lovin' Criminals
    • Goldfrapp
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • Nick Cave
    • Paul McCartney
    • Radiohead
    • R.E.M
    • The White Stripes
    • The Killers
  • Interviews with:
    • Michael Eavis, Festival Founder
    • James Brown
    • Coldplay
    • Noel Gallagher
    • The Dandy Warhols
    • Moby
    • John Peel
    • Festival Goers
  • Deleted sequences:
    • Glastonbury Ceremony
    • The Stone Circle
  • 'Freeing The Spirit: Glastonbury 1999' Featurette

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