Glastonbury: how did the hippies go mainstream?


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There are loads of music festivals these days. But the one that still stands out, that is special somehow, is Glastonbury. What started as a party on a farm for 1500 revellers nearly half a century ago has become the most iconic festival in the world, attended by 200 thousand people. How did that happen? And can the spirit of community and environmentalism the festival espouses teach us lessons for the modern world? BBC Entertainment Correspondent Colin Paterson and a host of voices from the festival join us. And you can listen to Radio Glastonbury on the BBC Sounds app across the weekend. Producers: Harriet Noble, Philly Beaumont and Seren Jones Mixed by: Nicolas Raufast Editor: John Shields Music Credit: Audio Network

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