25 June 2012

'Glastonbury The Movie In Flashback' premieres in London

The film featured The Verve's first ever festival performance.

The world premiere of Glastonbury The Movie In Flashback took place two days ago (June 23) at the Cine Lumiere in London.

The film, which is a re-working of the 1996 feature film Glastonbury The Movie, features footage of festival goers and bands who took part in the festival in 1993.

Director Robin Mahoney said that the movie focuses on "The ups, downs, freak outs and of course the bands" that made Glastonbury. Footage of the bands featured in the film include Spiritualized, The Lemonheads, Stereo MCs, The Orb as well as The Verve's first ever festival performance, who were so unknown at the time that they hadn’t secured backstage camping.

As Glastonbury festival is not taking place this year, Mahoney's intention was to show the audience that "Glastonbury still retains that original spirit", deciding to showcase the movie now as the festival would normally take place around this time of the year.

Glastonbury The Movie In Flashback will be in cinemas starting from June 29th at Prince Charles, Leicester Square in London with a Q&A and special guests, Alex Paterson (The Orb) & Stereo MCs. While registration is open now for next summer's Glastonbury Festival, which will take place Wednesday June 26 to Sunday June 30 2013, tickets will go on-sale in October 2012.
  • Source: NME