To mark this anniversary year, this special publication offers a unique look at the world’s most famous music and performing arts festival, The Glastonbury Festival.

It features exclusive, behind the scenes interviews with the festival’s unsung heroes, a vast gallery of incredible photographs from across the decades, shows the way the festival works from the inside and has a look at the charities the festival supports both big and small.

But most of all, 45 years of the Glastonbury Festival will be a history of the event from the days before the BBC, Channel 4 or even the NME realised it was cool – or even existed.

Expect unique content from the archives of the local newspaper that serves the village of Pilton, from the days of fears of unwashed hippies invading the countryside, through the social unrest of the 1980s, the arrival of massive international stars in the 1990s to the festival’s rebirth in 2002 as it became part of the culture of the country, and tickets became a summer must-have.

And the 96 pages are packed with wonderful memories and incredible photos from both our archives and elsewhere, including a never before seen treasure trove of images from the 1990s, unearthed just this year.