London's V&A Museum celebrates 50 years of Glastonbury Festival with online archive and memory project

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  • The seven-day campaign, which includes photos, posters and other memorabilia, launched today ahead of what would have been the event's anniversary weekend.
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  • London's V&A Museum is celebrating 50 years of Glastonbury Festival with a seven-day online project, reports the Guardian. The campaign, which launched today, Monday, June 22nd, consists of two parts: the Glastonbury archive, managed by the V&A since 2014, and a memory project, which encourages festivalgoers to send in stories and memories from past editions. The latter will feed into a larger V&A project to map the festival's history. The archive includes all sorts of memorabilia, including photos, posters, signs, features and playlists. Browse it here and head here if you'd like to submit a memory. This weekend would have marked 50 years since the first Glastonbury in 1970. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the festival has been postponed until 2021. Fans can console themselves this weekend with an extensive programme across the BBC, featuring classic performances by The Chemical Brothers, Grimes, LCD Soundsystem, FKA twigs and many more. Last year, Glastonbury released a coffee-table book called Glastonbury 50.