Glasto Goodness Part 10 – 2009

I went to Glastonbury for 20 years between 1997 and 2017, amazingly missing out on tickets just once (the rivers of mud festival in 2005!)

I’ve managed to piece together every programme, mini guide, ticket and mud-spattered wristband that’s been hidden away in boxes up in my attic for years (see them all here!) Sadly my addled old brain is incapable of piecing together enough memories to write a review for each year so here’s some great footage and photos I have found from Glastonbury 2009. This was the year I finally got to see Neil Young and Crosby, Stills and Nash, sadly not all at the same time. ‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen headlined the Pyramid on Saturday night but we chose to watch the Stereo MCs over at The Glade instead. Blur returned to headline Sunday night, the first time they’d played Glasto since 1998 but we watched the Prodigy on the Other Stage instead! This was also the year when news of Michael Jackson’s death filtered around the site on Thursday night and it took us a little while to realise this wasn’t just another ‘Glastonbury Rumour’. Made for quite a surreal night as his music was literally being played everywhere…

My artefacts

My programme, mini-guide, ticket stub and wristband from Glastonbury 2009

The Poster

The poster – Glastonbury 2009
The ‘Godfather of Grunge’ Neil Young on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2009. One of my all-time Glasto highlights…
The Specials on the Friday night at Glastonbury 2009
While Blur were headlining the Pyramid on the Sunday night we were at The Other Stage to see this incredible performance by The Prodigy (RIP Keith Flint)
The superb Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sunday night at Glastonbury 2009
For an hour or so it felt like we were at Woodstock 1969 – the legendary Crosby, Stills and Nash at Glastonbury 2009
White Lies on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury 2009
Sahara Desert band Tinariwen played the Pyramid Stage on Saturday morning in 2009. This footage is taken from the Glastonbury movie and includes some brilliant amateur footage from the festival over the years

More videos over on my YouTube Channel here:

Some Photo Memories:

Sometimes the market areas at Glastonbury are as entertaining as the bands. These folks enjoying Nirvana by Caribbean food stall!

More great Glasto stuff on t’internet...

The BBC’s highlights from 2009 here

The official Glastonbury Festival History here

E-Festivals brilliant archive here

Loads of great stock photos from 2009 on Alamy here

Were you at Glasto this year? Do you remember much about it?! Share your memories in the comments below…

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