get your missing annual Glastonbury fix with 'Lost in Vagueness'

new film tells story of Festival's iconic sideshow

published: Wed 28th Mar 2018

Lost Vagueness Chapel of Love & Loathing

Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June 2019
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
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accommodation
£248 + £5 booking fee - on sale Thur 4th & Sun 7th October
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 17th Sep 2018

With no Festival this year, there's a chance for Glastonbury addicts to get their annual fix with a new film about the now-defunct Lost Vagueness area - see the screenings info down the page for where and when.

Lost in Vagueness – the debut feature from director Sofia Olins – tells the inside story of Glastonbury Festival's original late-night programmed attraction, Lost Vagueness, and "its ingenious but occasionally self-destructive creatorRoy Gurvitz.

Filmed over twelve years, Lost in Vagueness traces Roy's story in intimate detail through his emergence from a group of new age travelers who made Glastonbury a stomping ground in the eighties, to anarchic impresario, and on to a troubled creative force struggling to belong in a changing world.  

A reaction to Glastonbury’s post-Thatcher malaise, Lost Vagueness started as a fancy-dress cabaret and flourished into a festival-within-a-festival: a twisted pastiche of the Vegas strip encompassing variety performers from dance to burlesque to circus to freakshow to pyrotechnic scrapheap robots, as well as a casino, a wedding chapel (pictured above), hot tubs and a boxing ring.

The film combines exclusive footage of Lost Vagueness at the height of its hedonistic powers with in-depth interviews with Roy, his loyal but increasingly exasperated producer Leila Jones, Glastonbury stalwarts Michael and Emily Eavis and Melvin Benn, and artists including Suggs, Kate Tempest, Keith Allan, Fatboy Slim and legendary cabaret performer Mouse.

Sofia Olins said: "The story I encountered when filming what eventually became Lost in Vagueness is a near perfect representation of British festival culture in the 21st century. Throughout filming I could see the changing festival scene and I became interested in how the anarchy and DIY culture from the 1980/90’s was becoming monetised. The irony of the sub-culture becoming mainstream was a universal thread and I was interested in sewing it into the story."

SCREENINGS 

Date

Time

Venue

May 8

6:30 PM

York Everyman ON SALE 4TH OF APRIL

May 8

8:00 PM

Bristol Everyman ON SALE 4TH OF APRIL

May 8

8:30 PM

Birmingham Everyman ON SALE 4TH OF APRIL

May 8

8:30 PM

London Everyman Kings Cross ON SALE THE 4TH OF APRIL

May 15

6:00 PM

London Screen on the Green

Jun 7

7:00 PM

Yeovil Westlands Yeovil

Jun 8

7:00 PM

Frome 23 Bath Street

Jun 9

7:00 PM

Gwynedd The Magic Lantern

Jun 11

7:00 PM

Leeds Belgrave Music Hall

Jun 12

8:45 PM

London Regent Street Cinema

Jun 16

7:30 PM

Brighton Old Market

Jun 23

7:00 PM

Sheffield The Leadmill



Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June 2019
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
find nearby
accommodation
£248 + £5 booking fee - on sale Thur 4th & Sun 7th October
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 17th Sep 2018


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