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Exhibition of rare Glasto photos to raise money for migrants

The Pilton Pop show, at underground Bristol venue The Loco Klub, includes private photographs and artefacts from five decades for "an immersive exhibition experience"

By IQ on 09 Mar 2016

Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival, Ian Sumner

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis in the mid-'80s

image © Ian Sumner/Western Daily Press

Bristol venue The Loco Klub is raising money for migrants in the camps in Calais and Dunkirk with an exhibition of rare and never-before-seen photos of Glastonbury Festival.

Pilton Pop, curated by Bristolian photographer Matt Cardy, opens on 18 March and will tell the story of the journey of Glastonbury (originally Pilton Festival) from humble beginnings in 1970 to being the largest greenfield festival in the world. Many of the photographs are from founder Michael Eavis’s private collection.

“Glastonbury Festival have allowed us to use some of their private photographs and some limited artefacts in order to host an immersive exhibition experience,” a spokeswoman for The Loco Klub told the Western Daily Press.

“The Refugee Crisis in Dunkirk and Calais has reached an incredible level and we hope to raise funds in order to help those working on developing better living conditions and buying supplies.”

A selection of photographs featured in Pilton Pop can be viewed at the Western Daily Press website.