The Glastonbury Festival is back this week for its first post-pandemic outing and the free on-site printed newspaper for revelers is also back.
The first issue of this year Glastonbury Free Press was released and began distribution at the famous Somerset Festival yesterday (June 23).
It features exclusive interviews with co-host Emily Eavis as well as musicians Fatboy Slim, RAE, Billy Bragg and Neil Finn of Crowded House.
Today’s Glastonbury Free Press (printed here on our vintage Heidelberg) is available free from the site now, or downloadable from https://t.co/VHjhV3bzxJ
It features exclusive interviews with Emily Eavis, RAE and Fatboy Slim and more! pic.twitter.com/0B1Ap1zZQR
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Available on the site, the publication is printed in the theater and circus estates at Worthy Farm on vintage 1957 Heidelberg OHZ-S cylinder letterpress, which uses hot typesetting and was installed in 2013.
Festival-goers can also pick it up at Free press printing tent in the theater and circus fields, where they can buy souvenirs Free press posters too. The journal features content from a range of writers, editors and illustrators.
The printing tent also offers music fans the opportunity to see how printing is done by hand.
T-shirt printing takes place at Free press printing tent too, with attendees able to have a special Glastonbury-themed print screen-printed onto a plain t-shirt.
Ahead of Glastonbury 2019, the last time the festival was held in person – a virtual event took place in 2020, Grafitec installed a Stahl T52-4X folder on site to help with the production of the Glastonbury Free Press.
Glastonbury’s gates opened on Wednesday this week and the festival will end on Sunday (June 26). Around 200,000 revelers are expected during the festival, and headliners include Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, with Diana Ross playing the Legends slot on Sunday.