June 6, 2023

Within the Vale of Avalon: Glastonbury Competition 1971 is a brand new photograph e book revealed by IDEA that includes beforehand unseen photographic accounts of the primary 12 months of the beloved pageant. The e book, which is 136 pages lengthy, is not only a mirror of the bands who performed, together with Hawkwind, Visitors, David Bowie and Fairport Conference, but additionally an intimate portrait of among the 12,000 festival-goers who attended the free occasion, then known as Glastonbury Fayre.

The photographer, Paul Misso, was invited to attend the pageant by movie director Nic Roeg, as he was Julie Christie’s driver on the time. Roeg had deliberate to make a movie of the pageant, and Misso was to take pictures. Nevertheless, upon seeing Misso’s pictures, Roeg declared that Paul had “Captured it, however he hadn’t,” and the movie was finally shelved. The stills had been virtually misplaced within the mists of time however have now been compiled into this new title.

Misso defined, “After the pageant, I chosen about 160 slides into two Kodak Carousel trays from the 7,000 footage that I shot. […] For 18 months after the pageant, Dee Palmer and I’d maintain night slideshows in our flat in Hammersmith about 3 or 4 instances every week to individuals who wished to proceed to be there or to see what they’d missed.”

The launch of the e book is scheduled to happen on Might 10 at Dover Road Market London, as a part of IDEA and DSM’s Picture London celebrations. The primary version consists of 1000 copies and is priced at $55 USD, you too can order a duplicate on-line.