“This is the biggest thing of the year,” says Michael Eavis.

Glastonbury is introducing a new drive-in cinema area this year that will feature vintage cars and is to be curated by revered UK filmmaker Julien Temple.

“We’ve got a massive film screen and 100 ‘60s American and Cuban cars,” Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis told NME last night (February 16).

“We’ve put them all in straight lines, so you can sit in the cars, watch the films and the sound comes into the cars by a little Bluetooth thingy on the wing mirror. Julien Temple is doing all the film choices. This is the biggest thing of the year.”

Julien Temple documented London’s early punk scene with a number of films about the Sex Pistols that included a mockumentary in 1980, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. He went on to direct music videos and other feature films and in 2006 made a documentary about Glastonbury.

With the festival taking a fallow year in 2018, Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis said that the organizers will be “throwing everything into this one. We’ve got twice as many bands and lots to push in to this festival,” she told NME.

Radiohead are the only band who have been officially confirmed to play Glastonbury 2017 so far, with Wiley teasing a performance last month. The full lineup will be revealed next month.

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