Arabella Churchill



First Lady of Glastonbury

A profile of Arabella Churchill, the granddaughter of Sir Winston who at the age of 21, with Michael Eavis and Andrew Kerr, was the organiser of a radical music gathering in the English countryside. In 1971, 12,000 people turned out to see a line-up that included Hawkwind, Traffic and David Bowie - and 36 later 153,000 people flocked to what has become one of the most famous gatherings in the world - the Glastonbury festival.

Arabella, privately educated debutante and beauty queen, had an eye for the wonderfully weird and fantastically talented, yet only a few of the hundreds of thousands of people who have enjoyed this remarkable event over the past four decades know the debt they owe her.