Glasto Goodness Part 6 – 2003

I went to Glastonbury for 20 years between 1997 and 2017, amazingly missing out on tickets just once (2005 looked shit anyway lol!)

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 2003 – one of the hotter ones from memory.

My artefacts

My programme, mini-guide and ticket stub from Glastonbury 2003
(can’t find my wristband for this year!)

The Poster

The lineup poster – Glastonbury 2003

Some video highlights:

Radiohead – Glastonbury 2003
Ok – so, t’s a little more than ‘highlights’ – this is their whole set – but why not?! They were incredible Saturday night headliners again…(high quality video too)
Moloko on the One World stage at Glastonbury 2003. Roisin Murphy climbing inside the keyboard is pure Glasto – absolutely bonkers that woman but what a performance!
Indie faves Idlewild – on the Other Stage at Glastonbury 2003
Love with Arthur Lee at Glastonbury 2003. So pleased I went to see this set (I’m stood on the front barrier somewhere). Their Forever Changes album from 1967 is considered to be one of the best albums from the ‘flower power’ era of the 60s. Sadly Arthur passed away in 2006.
The Polyphonic Spree from Dallas, Texas – probably the only ‘choral rock’ band, and one of the largest groups we’ve seen at Glasto over the years. We thought they were a religious cult!
The Music – Glastonbury 2003 (they came in as a sub for another band if I remember?).
A very under-rated band.
Friday night headliners on the Other Stage – Primal Scream
Lamb on the One World Stage at Glastonbury 2003. Sadly I didn’t see them (they clashed with Radiohead) but wish I had been able to, if only for this tune which is class.
Sunday night headliner on the Pyramid – Moby, performing rave classic ‘Go’.
A great way to end a great weekend

More videos over on my YouTube Channel here:

Some Photo Memories:

More great Glasto stuff on t’internet...

The BBC’s highlights from 2003 here

The official Glastonbury Festival History

E-Festivals brilliant archive here

Loads of great stock photos from 2003 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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