Glastonbury Boss Re-creates Original Line-up
Revellers at Britain's Glastonbury Festival can get a taste of history this year (11) - organisers are celebrating the event's 40th birthday by bringing back several acts who played on the inaugural bill in 1971.
The three-day spectacular in south west England has become the number one festival in the U.K. and attracts almost 200,000 music fans every year.
This year's event in June marks Glastonbury's 40th anniversary and boss Michael Eavis has agreed to add a new stage, called Spirit of '71, featuring acts who played the first ever event.
Singer-songwriter Melanie, former Hawkwind star Nik Turner, Arthur Brown, Linda Lewis, and Edgar Broughton are all scheduled to make a return to the festival 40 years on.
Brand New Key hitmaker Melanie tells Uncut magazine, "(It will be) a bittersweet experience. My husband and manager passed away very suddenly late last year, but he had gotten word that they wanted us to do Glastonbury. It comes right around his birthday. I'm now in the unique position of being a person who's just starting out, yet I've had 45 years of doing this. It's very strange."