The festival had another name change in 1981 from Glastonbury Fayre to Glastonbury Festival.
Glasto has always had peace, politics and sustainability at its core. In 1981 the festival was organised with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to promote peace after the cold war.
The festival started its own pirate radio station called Radio Avalon.
Festival founder, Michael Eavis, successfully defended five charges of breaking licencing rules meaning the festival could host 35,000 people. The festival we all know and love was beginning to take shape.
Notable acts of the decade
The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Cure and the Pixies