Emily and Michael Eavis

'Glastonbury 50' Book signing (1.30pm-3.30pm)

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Rough Trade Bristol

Doors 12:30pm

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Michael and Emily Eavis will be in-store at Rough Trade BRISTOL to sign copies of their incredible new book, 'Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival', published 31st October by Trapeze.

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Pre-order a Book + ticket to guarantee your place in this signing queue and we will have your book & wristband ready and waiting for you to collect from 10am on the day of this signing.

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TIMES:

10.00am | Store opens & Book + tickets are ready to collect

12.30pm | Doors for signing open & Book + Ticket collection / entry

1.30pm | Book signing starts

3.30pm | Book signing finishes

*These times are subject to change, so please do arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Glastonbury cover

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Compiled by Glastonbury Festival's own creators - Michael and Emily Eavis - Glastonbury 50 celebrates five momentous decades in the life of the world's most famous outdoor music and arts festival.

The story begins in 1970. The day after Jimi Hendrix's death... dairy farmer Michael Eavis invites revellers to his field in Somerset to attend a 'Pop, Folk & Blues' festival. Tickets are £1 each, enticing more than a thousand customers with the promise of music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights and spontaneous entertainment - as well as free milk from his own Worthy Farm cows.

Fast forward through five tumultuous decades and the Eavis's vision now encompasses a gigantic 'city in the fields', with a total annual population nearing a quarter of a million. Tickets sell out within minutes, the show is beamed live to more than 40 countries around the globe, and over 3 million people are registered to attend. Meanwhile, the bill has expanded to include big name performers, artists and designers from every branch of the creative arts. Glastonbury Festival is now the largest outdoor green fields event in the world.

In their own words, Michael and Emily Eavis reveal the stories behind the headlines, and celebrate 50 years of history in the Vale of Avalon. They're joined by a host of big-name contributors from the world of music - among them Adele, JAY-Z, Dolly Parton, Chris Martin, Noel Gallagher, Lars Ulrich and Guy Garvey, as well as artists such as Stanley Donwood and Kurt Jackson. Writers Caitlin Moran, Lauren Laverne, Billy Bragg and a host of photographers, from Seventies icon Brian Walker to rock and roll legends Jill Furmanovsky and Greg Williams, also make an appearance.

Together they bring you the magic that makes Glastonbury, Glastonbury!

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Michael Eavis

Born in Somerset in 1935, Michael Eavis worked as a Midshipman in the Merchant Navy and as a miner before becoming a farmer. He set up Glastonbury Festival in 1970, selling tickets for £1 each and enticing more than a thousand customers with the promise of music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights and spontaneous entertainment - as well as free milk from his own Worthy Farm cows. He is a lifelong Methodist.

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Emily Eavis

Emily Eavis grew up and still lives at Worthy Farm, where Glastonbury Festival is held each year. She began a career as a teacher before coming back to the farm to co-organise the festival with her father.

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