Even after U2 had to cancel their appearance at Glastonbury, crowds will be there for the 2010 edition of the festival.
With all these years under its belly, Glastonbury is more than a musical event.
A rite of passage for many, it brings together a colorful crowd.
If you decided a long time ago that a week-end of communion with nature and music is not your cup of tea, there's an alternative.
Photographer Venetia Dearden has been documenting the Glastonbury music festival, taking portraits in an on-site temporary studio, since 2004.
The projects was turned into a book titled Glastonbury: Another Stage (available for 30 Euros)
Now like many musicians playing Glastonbury, she has taken her project on the road with a number of exhibits in the UK and abroad.
Some images are displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London until September 26 in the Bookshop Gallery (Free Event).
Beyond sharing portraits of some of the artists like Leonard Cohen, Shirley Bassey, Lily Allen who performed at Glastonbury, Venetia Dearden's Another Stage captured slices of life, festival goers in a rainbow of styles and fashions.
She was kind enough to say yes to our request for some photos of these lively moments.
The book publication was sponsored by Mulberry. They have in store exhibition and installation in both their Bond Street store in London and the Madison Avenue store in New York until around July 15.
Outside the UK, catch it while you can at The Raw Gallery in Melbourne (Australia) for a month from June 25th.
One I should be able to check, close to my US digs, is at VII Gallery located 28 Jay Street (Brooklyn, NY).
This New York exhibit will run from July 8 to September 3, 2010, Monday though Friday (10 AM to 6 PM), Admission is Free.
You can get a virtual sneak peak thanks to Mulberry PeaceLoveMud pages...
Glastonbury, Another Stage is Venetia Dearden second book.