Distinctly average documentary reinforces all negative stereotypes about Glastonbury…
Renowned music documentary maker Julien Temple (Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle) brings us this floating turd about the legendary music festival.
What a missed opportunity Glastonbury is. Anyone who thinks that Glastonbury festival is populated by hippy cunts and 40 year old Levellers fans will feel totally vindicated at watching this documentary. We get extensive and mostly pretty boring interviews with festival organizer Michael Eavis but no interviews with any of the artists who have played there.
Some decent performances from Faithless, David Bowie, and Pulp but other bands are massively overlooked (Radiohead get about the same amount of screen time as Stereo fucking MC’s). There is no real narrative to this sprawling, messy 138 minute documentary, it doesn’t tell the story of Glastonbury as such, it is mostly raw footage of drunken tossers trying to be funny for the camera. Not worth anyone’s time, download a band you likes set from Glasto and watch that instead.