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Alias at the Glastonbury Festival

Last weekend, Theo Fennell and Dazed headed to Glastonbury to scout for some new faces for the new jewellery line, Alias

Last weekend, the Dazed crew set up camp at Glastonbury to scout for the new face of Theo Fennell's new jewellery line, Alias. Having already found some weird and wonderful people at the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury offered a whole mud-covered sea of faces to choose from. With an incredibly impressive line up spanning the grounds of a 13 mile perimeter fence, Glasto punters had a choice of seeing artists such as Dazed playlist specials Wild Beasts, Wu Tang Clan, The Horrors, Cults, Metronomy, Orbital, Hercules and Love Affair to the stadium pleasing megadons Coldplay, U2 and, er.. the Wombles. From old rockers, goths, punks, cyber dudes and everything in-between, plus the old faithful Glasto hippies, photographer Alex Sainsbury shot an impressive array of the UK's most outstanding, unwashed festival goers who embodied the spirit of Alias' spirit of reinvention and freedom from the bonds of fashion.

After three days of unadulterated indulgence and some accidental mud (or hopefully mud) slides, the Glastonbury audience was looking a little rough round the edges and red around the eyes, but spirits were high with the sun out and a hyped up crowd getting ready for sizzling-hot tamale headliner Beyonce, who sang through Destiny's Child hits, Prince's The Beautiful Ones', and the ol' Beyonce booty bounce classic, All the Single Ladies, to a 90,000 or so people trying to replicate her pneumatic moves. Unsuccessfully. Check out some of the Alias cast that Dazed & Confused chose at our 'Open Road' project section and read about their experiences....

(1) Dazed Digital: What’s been your favourite festival moment so far?
Girl:
The kills were pretty amazing earlier today and then the Vaccines definitely were great too, I watched them on my own.

DD: What’s your festival must-have item of clothing?
Girl: Sunglasses, all of mine are broken though, I’m missing them. Ohh and Dr Martens, they’ve totally got me through.

DD: Are you heading out on the road for any other festivals this summer?
Girl:
Benicassim, it’s going to be brilliant.


(2) Dazed Digital: Whats your name?
Nick Richards:
Nick Richards.

DD: How old are you?
Nick Richards:
I’m 20.

DD: What do you do?
Nick Richards:
I'm a student at the moment studying music.

DD: Whats your favourite moment of the festival so far?
Nick Richards:
Ummm Chase and Status maybe or Gentlemen’s Supper Club.

DD: What else are you looking forward to this weekend?
Nick Richards:
ummm Shangri-La, I’m going to be hitting it tonight actually.

DD: Are you going out on the road to any other festivals this summer?
Nick Richards:
Um no, I’m not planning to but there is a small one at home in surrey called Redfest it’s a bit crap.

DD: Are you in a band?
Nick Richards:
Yeah im in quite a few quintets, I study jazz so some reggae bands and some electro dance bands and things like that.

DD: Do you have any tips for dealing with all this mud?
Nick Richards:
Just be strong, keep your wellies in tact and make sure you have good socks and pull through it and walk in pairs and just look after yourself.


(3) Dazed Digital: Whats your name?
Kim:
Kim.

DD: Where are you from?
Kim: Swindon.

DD: What do you do?
Kim:
I’m a seamstress.

DD: What’s been your favourite thing at the festival so far?
Kim:
Seeing BB King, he was absolutely brilliant.

DD: And what else are you looking forward to?
Kim:
Everything really.

DD: Do you come to Glastonbury all the time?
Kim:
This is my third year.

DD: And how have you been copping with the mud?
Kim:
Not too bad actually, surprisingly well

DD: Do you have any tips for people coming to Glastonbury for the first time?
Kim:
If its muddy DON’T GET DRUNK!!!


(4) Dazed Digital: What’s you name?
Gemma:
Gemma.

DD: How old are you?
Gemma:
28.

DD: And what do you do?
Gemma:
I’m a designer.

DD: Where are you from?
Gemma:
Ipswich.

DD: Do you guys work together are you mother and daughter?
Gemma:
Mother and daughter...yes.

DD: And whats your highlight of the festival so far?
Gemma:
I celebrated my birthday here, it was a really good day.

DD: When was it?
Gemma:
I celebrated it on Wednesday.

DD: Have you been here the whole time?
Gemma:
Yeah we have a stall here selling clothes that I make.

DD: Whereabouts is your stall?
Gemma:
In the Avalon.

DD: And your tips for Glastonbury?
Gemma:
Wet wipes, wellies and CIDER!!!

Photos by Alex Sainsbury