Glasto Goodness Part 13 – 2013

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 2013.

After a break in 2012 (the year of the London Olympics) this was the year the Rolling Stones finally headlined Glastonbury and played a 2 hour set on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night. Pretty good going for a bunch of pensioners! Other highlights were Portishead headlining the Other Stage on Friday (missed the Arctic Monkeys for them but still well worth it), Primal Scream, Editors (always a Glasto highlight), the legendary John Lydon with Public Image Limited, Johnny Marr in the John Peel tent and ‘local hero’ Jake Bugg (at least for those of of us who grew up in Clifton, Nottingham and who support Notts County!) playing on the Pyramid Stage just 2 years after making his Glasto debut on the ‘BBC Introducing’ stage in 2011.

This was probably the strongest Glastonbury lineup for a long time…

My artefacts

My programme, mini-guide, ticket stub and wristband from Glastonbury 2013

The Poster

The poster – Glastonbury 2013
Another bunch of legends to tick off the bucket list – the superb Rolling Stones headlining Glastonbury 2013 (what are the chances of them playing there again in 10 years time?! I swear they will outlive me!)
Nottingham’s finest Jake Bugg making his debut on the Pyramid Stage – Glastonbury 2013
Smiths legend plays a spine tingling version of a Smiths classic – moved me to tears this did. Johnny Marr at Glastonbury 2013
Another legend! John Lydon and the excellent Public Image Limited – Sunday afternoon on the Other Stage, Glastonbury 2013
Another Glasto favourite – Primal Scream warm up the Pyramid Stage for the Rolling Stones, Saturday night at Glastonbury 2013
The excellent Ben Howard – Saturday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury 2013
Portishead headline the Other Stage on Friday night. One of the most atmospheric sets from any Glastonbury I’ve ever been to.
Proper chill by the camp fire moments throughout the entire set. Simply stunning….

More videos over on my YouTube Channel here:

Some Photo Memories – are you in any of them?!

More great Glasto stuff on t’internet...

The BBC’s highlights from 2013 here

The official Glastonbury Festival History here

E-Festivals brilliant archive here

Loads of great stock photos from 2013 on Alamy here

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

Glasto ’97

The start of a 20 year love affair (read the story here)

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