Behind the scenes at Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm – photo essay

Damon Albarn

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We joined Wolf Alice, Michael Kiwanuka, Haim, Jorja Smith, the Mutoid Waste Firm and others as they made the film that replaces the Glastonbury pageant this yr

Once I drove into the Glastonbury website final Sunday afternoon, the lady on accreditation requested if I knew my approach across the website. In principle, yes, however not without its conventional landmarks – over five normal days at the pageant, you navigate by levels, food stalls and flags. (“I’m 4 metres in front and five metres to the left of the Bob Marley flag. You'll be able to’t miss me!”) With none of that current in the course of the filming of Reside at Worthy Farm this week – a five-hour film of particular, one-off performances streaming tonight – I questioned how I might inform one area from the subsequent. Unusually, magically, it all still made sense – the tens of millions of steps I have taken there through the years had clearly left a everlasting imprint on my brain.

A smoke machine billows smoke behind a stone on the Stone Circle.

Memorial timber planted within the Stone Circle area.

Flags which were sent in by members of the general public are laid out to be filmed.

Michael Kiwanuka’s efficiency inside a tent in the Icon subject.

A heavy downpour of rain during Michael Kiwanuka’s set.

An early morning view of a area and monitor on Worthy Farm. This area can be Leftfield, during a typical Glastonbury pageant.

Wild garlic within the Block 9 subject; Cow Parsley on Muddy Lane on Worthy Farm.

Early morning on the previous railway monitor that spans the Glastonbury pageant website from east to west.

A hare runs among the many timber where the Glade stage would often sit.

A drone’s eye view of Wolf Alice enjoying at the Stone Circle.

Wolf Alice chatting to the crew.

Set riggers take a break during Wolf Alice’s set.

Drone pilot Ibrahim Serra-Mohammed (right) and drone digital camera operator Tom Elliott from Ascension Movies wear full camouflage outfits through the filming of Wolf Alice’s set.

Haim at the Stone Circle, shot from a tall monopod.

Emily Eavis helps to dry the stage after rainfall at the Stone Circle, earlier than Haim begin their performance.

Pageant bins stacked up near to Carhenge on the outer reaches of the Worthy Farm.

Jorja Smith being ready for her performance within the Icon area.

Jorja Smith will get her make-up touched up.

Jorja Smith’s monitor engineer Karima.

Honey Dijon plays a set from a bus inside Block9.

Professional ravers warm up before Honey Dijon.

Róisín Murphy makes a particular look during Honey Dijon’s set.

The sun sets over Glastonbury.

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