1 | People who bring their own plastic gazebos to music festivals should be made to clean the toilets
As you can probably tell, this week’s cover star, the glorious South African model Olivia Garson, has some strong views about music festivals. She’s also on the lookout for a ticket to Glastonbury if anyone’s got a spare. Read her interview and see more rather wonderful pictures inside the new issue.
2 | There are 49 things you need to know about before setting off for Glastonbury — or any other music festival for that matter
Some of them are new, and designed to make your festival experience truly bespoke, such as an amazing solar-powered tent, a hands-free camera that knows when to take pictures (and of what), and a camp stove with a built-in phone charger. Others, such as Imodium, Irn Bru and wet wipes, fall into the category marked ‘Essentials’. Three men, with 34 Glastonbury appearances between them, supply the ultimate festival survival guide.
3 | The Rolling Stones demanded an extra stage be built at Glastonbury so they could get a single photograph taken
And the man who took the shot, fabled music snapper Mick Hutson, tells the story behind this picture, and six others from his 19 visits to the greatest festival on Earth.
4 | The Fat White Family sound like The Fall meets Lonnie Donegan
The south London squat cult (with musical instruments) play at Glastonbury at 3pm on Saturday on the John Peel Stage. You’ll also find them cropping up on various stages and at various times across the weekend. The Fat White Family supply one of the tracks on Andrew Harrison’s playlist of 2014 Glasto highlights. For all other Esquire Weekly playlists, follow EsquireUK on Spotify.
5 | Robinsons Brewery — the only people Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has had to audition for in 30 years
Robinsons must have liked him because like Professor Green, Enter Shakiri, Frank Turner and Mastodon, the British rockers got their own craft beer made as a result. Matt Allen takes a look at the curious phenomenon of band beers and decides which one deserves to be top of the bill.
6 | Kevin Costner thinks he’s the new John Wayne
The double Oscar winner might be the uncoolest man in Hollywood but his lone cowboy shtick seems to be coming back into fashion, as evidenced by his winning turn in Luc Besson’s new pulp thriller 3 Days To Kill. Kevin Maher profiles a man who might be about to experience the same late career bounce as Liam Neeson and John Travolta.
7 | Berluti don't just make beautiful shoes, they now make bikes too
The fabled shoemaker has joined forces with French artisinal bike makers Cycles Victoire to produce a range of one-off bikes. As you’d expect, they’re beautiful and suitably expensive. For nine other style and culture curios, check out this week’s edition of The Crunch List.
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