The truth at heart of Glastonbury
Glastonbury After Hours BBC4, 10pm
THERE'S much more to the Glastonbury Festival than the main stages with their global pop superstars.
There's the 'long drop toilets', the trench foot, and the overtly spiritual feeling of being washed away in a tent.
Glastonbury After Hours is film-maker Julien Temple's personal view of the more unseen side of the festival which is taking a break this year (overtly because all the portable toilets have been booked for the Olympics, although word is festival organiser Michael Eavis's dairy production has suffered since the cows were subjected to Lady Ga Ga in 2009).
In fields known as Shangri La, Arcadia, the Unfair Ground, Strummerville, Block 9 and the Common, every year a heady mix of individuals gather, some of whom are occasionally capable of remembering their own names.
It is here the festival reconnects with its radical, counter-cultural origins, combining underground music, performance art, and some of the strangest and most provocative sights of the weekend.
Filmed at last year's festival, this documentary features Eavis himself as well as the creators of, and visitors to, the "true heart of Glastonbury, where, fuelled by the music of tomorrow, for one weekend in June, people come together as the tribes of 21st Century Albion" – people really do write some rubbish don't they?
"This is the heart of the festival that hasn't been shown," says Temple. "The radical core that makes Glastonbury still so very different from all the other festivals in the world."
Clearly he's never been to Leek Club Day.