Guardian News & Media Ltd presents:

Guardian Live: Glastonbury at 50

An evening with Emily Eavis and guests

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    Thu 31 October 2019

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £25 | £22.50 con. & UC members adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Guardian Live: Glastonbury at 50 – an evening with Emily Eavis and guests

Emily Eavis, organiser of Glastonbury Festival, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien, Billy Bragg, journalist and author Cailtin Moran and photographer Mary McCartney will be joining us for an evening to celebrate 50 years of Glastonbury.

In Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival, a new book that celebrates and marks 50 years of Glastonbury, Michael and daughter Emily share never-before-heard stories about the festival, including its tentative early days – as well as stories from key performers through the history of the festival, including Adele, Jay Z, Dolly Parton, Billy Bragg, Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher.

Our panel, chaired by the Guardian’s Dorian Lynskey, will share their own memories and explain why Glastonbury is like no other festival.


Photograph © Andrew Allcock 

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

20:00 – Event begins

21:30 – Estimated finish

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.



You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.

The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.

We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!


How to book early dinner reservations:

You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.

If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.

If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.

If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’


Information for people with a reservation:

You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.



The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show.   There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad.  Check out the sample menu here.

*Ticket info

Concession: students, people over the age of 65, people in receipt of DLA / PIP payments, people in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, and children under the age of 16.

Union Chapel Members: To take advantage of this offer, add a general admission ticket to you basket, the discount will be applied at the checkout stage. You must be logged in, with an active membership for the discount to apply. The discount applies to the named member only.

To purchase the ticket and a signed copy of the book together please visit Guardian Live

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