Glasto Goodness Part 14 – 2014

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 2014.

This was the year that will be remembered for Heavy Metal getting top billing at Glasto for the first time when rock gods Metallica headlined the rainy Pyramid Stage on Saturday night – and boy did they rock it! There was another strong lineup in 2014 with Canada’s excellent Arcade Fire headlining the Friday night and Leicester rockers Kasabian closing the festival on Sunday night. Other highlights this year included Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant on the Pyramid, Interpol (who were perfect for an atmospheric ‘sunset slot’ on the Other Stage on Friday), Crystal Fighters and Wild Beasts in the John Peel Tent and the excellent Public Service Broadcasting and The Wailers on the West Holts stage on Sunday afternoon. My biggest regret is that I didn’t stick around at that stage to see Bonobo’s set – he’s since become a firm favourite in our house but I’ve yet to see him live.

My artefacts

My programme, mini-guide, ticket stub and wristband from Glastonbury 2014

The Poster

The poster – Glastonbury 2014
The superb Arcade Fire headlined the Pyramid Stage on Friday night – Glastonbury 2014
Legend is an overused word these days but this man is worthy of that title – Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters – Glasto 2014
Interpol were just perfect for the ‘sunset set’ – Friday night on the Other Stage – Glastonbury 2014
England/Spanish band Crystal Fighters – glad to be under canvas in the John Peel tent when the heavens opened!
Rock gods Metallica – the first true Heavy Metal band to headline the Pyramid Stage – Glastonbury 2014
Public Service Broadcasting on the West Holts Stage – Sunday afternoon at Glastonbury 2014
The brilliant Arcadia stage – official video – Glastonbury 2014
The excellent Paolo Nutini – the Other Stage, Friday night at Glasto 2014
The one that got away. Gutted I missed Bonobo’s set on West Holts on the Sunday night – Glastonbury 2014
Great way to close the festival on Sunday night – Kasabian on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury 2014 – incredible atmosphere for this one!

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 2014 here

The official Glastonbury Festival History here

E-Festivals brilliant archive here

Loads of great stock photos from 2014 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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