NME Festival blog: 20 sets that shook Glastonbury: the stories behind Worthy Farm’s most memorable ever performances


Today (September 19) marks 47 years since Somerset farmer Michael Eavis staged the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival on his land near Glastonbury. The first band to play? Stackridge. No, us neither – but from Radiohead to Jay-Z, Bowie to The Smiths, the festival has hosted some of the most memorable gigs ever. Here’s some of NME’s 20 favourites, starting with the first ever headliners…

1. T Rex – Main Stage, 1970
As told by Michael Eavis

“A brilliant, brilliant set. Marc Bolan was on his way to play at…



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