Glastonbury, the world’s best-known and most-hyped music festival, is done for another year. Here are a few takeaways:
1. Founder Michael Eavis has been running the festival on Worthy Farm since 1970. He’s 78 now but thinks he can hang on until Glastonbury celebrates is 50th anniversary in 2020.
2. Acts have already been booked for next year, but Eavis refuses to say who.
3. Glastonbury occasionally takes a year off (a “fallow year”). The last time that happened was in 2012 when a chronic shortage of porta-potties caused by the London Olympics made it impossible to stage a festival. The next fallow year will be in 2017.
4. Dolly Parton was announced at this year’s festival for selling 100 million albums. I’ll say that again: Dolly Parton, 100 million albums.
5. Lars Ulrich was most excited to see Dolly.
6. Here are the Glastonbury setlists for Dolly Parton, Bryan Ferry, the Pixies, Yoko Ono, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.
7. And here are the Glasonbury setlists for Metallica, Robert Plant, Blondie, Manic Street Preachers and De La Soul.
8. This is why I will never, ever go to Glastonbury.