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Glastonbury rocks with free newspaper

Paper Management Services (PMS), the specialist book and publishing paper division of Antalis UK, supplied the paper for the first Glastonbury Festival newspaper to be printed on site at the infamous music event

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An estimated 15,000 copies of the Glastonbury Free Press were produced each day on site at the festival

Organisers and the team behind the Glastonbury Free Press newspaper opted for 70gsm Ensocreamy FSC paper stock for use in a specially constructed print room, within the ‘Theatre’ and ‘Circus’ area of the show grounds.

The print team was keen to select a paper that would reflect the characteristics of old-fashioned newspaper print and would be 100 percent recyclable—as well as perform well on its 1950’s press.

Around 15,000 copies of the newspaper were produced each day of the festival, printed in shifts running from 10am to 10pm. The idea behind this was to give festival-goers an opportunity to experience first-hand, traditional newspaper production while at the internationally known music event.

Stuart Linden, commercial director an PMS, says the firm was “proud and delighted” to have been involved with what he describes as an “exciting” project. He was also quick to pay tribute to the Glastonbury Free Press team for the work they did throughout the festival.

The 2013 edition of the Glastonbury Festival attracted people from all over the world, with tickets selling out in a record one hour and 40 minutes on release day.

The famous Pyramid Stage at the festival this year attracted the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, and evergreen rock band The Rolling Stones.
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