Glastonbury Festival Takes Year Off As UK Prepares To Host London 2012 Olympics : News Photo

Glastonbury Festival Takes Year Off As UK Prepares To Host London 2012 Olympics

Credit: 
Matt Cardy / Stringer
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis stands in a field of uncut grass in front of the skeleton of the main Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 20, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Today would have been the day that the gates would have opened for what has become Europe's biggest music festival, but because of the London 2012 Olympics it was decided by the organisers to take this year off. However, this week it was announced that the festival - which started in 1970 when several hundred festival-goers paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan and has now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days - will feature in a mosh-pit style tribute in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Festival will return in June 2013. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Caption:
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis stands in a field of uncut grass in front of the skeleton of the main Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 20, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Today would have been the day that the gates would have opened for what has become Europe's biggest music festival, but because of the London 2012 Olympics it was decided by the organisers to take this year off. However, this week it was announced that the festival - which started in 1970 when several hundred festival-goers paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan and has now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days - will feature in a mosh-pit style tribute in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Festival will return in June 2013. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Calculate priceView cart
Date created:
June 20, 2012
Editorial #:
146584469
Release info:
Not released.More information
Restrictions:
Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
License type:
Rights-managedRights-managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted.
Collection:
Getty Images News
Credit:
Getty Images
Max file size:
3,000 x 1,971 px (10.00 x 6.57 in) - 300 dpi - 726 KB
Source:
Getty Images Europe
Object name:
70265165

Keywords

This image is subject to copyright. Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip, and to seek damages for copyright violations. To learn more about copyright and Getty Images’ enforcement program, click here. Availability for this image cannot be guaranteed until time of purchase.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis stands in a field of uncut... News Photo 146584469Adult,Adults Only,Agriculture,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Celebrities,England,Field,Finance,Founder,Glastonbury - England,Glastonbury Festival,Grass,Horizontal,Human Interest,Main,Michael Eavis,Music,One Man Only,One Person,People,Pilton,Pyramid Stage,Site,Skeleton,Standing,UK,Worthy FarmPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesGLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis stands in a field of uncut grass in front of the skeleton of the main Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 20, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Today would have been the day that the gates would have opened for what has become Europe's biggest music festival, but because of the London 2012 Olympics it was decided by the organisers to take this year off. However, this week it was announced that the festival - which started in 1970 when several hundred festival-goers paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan and has now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days - will feature in a mosh-pit style tribute in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Festival will return in June 2013. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)