by Tom Skinner Contributor | Photos by WENN

Glastonbury could move site in 2019

It's not Glastonbury Festival if it moves, it's Worcester Festival

 

Glastonbury could move site in 2019 Radiohead Michael Eavis Emily Photo: WENN

Glastonbury Festival could move site for the 2019 event, to a new location 100 miles north of Worthy Farm.

There has been talks previously of the future of the festival, and whether a change of location would be necessary in sustaining the event. Although these plans reported plans were shut down by Michael Eavis, a new interview with the BBC suggests the wheels could be in motion to move the event away from Somerset and "towards the Midlands", meaning it could be held anywhere from Cheltenham to Worcester.

Speaking to the BBC, Eavis stated: "one year off, say every fifth year or so, to try and move to a site that’s more suitable. But it would be a huge loss for Somerset if it went there forever,would it not?”

Adding: "But I’ve found a site about 100 miles [away], up towards the Midlands. We’ve got a wonderful product what we do and we can do it almost anywhere. I love my own farm… I might have to move it eventually.”

Most people are on side now and it’s a wonderful, wonderful boost for the whole of Somerset and beyond as well. I don’t want to lose it forever, no way.”

Following the previous trend of the festival, Glastonbury is due to take a year off in 2018 to give the Worth Farm site chance to breath. 

So far, Radiohead are the only confirmed headliners for 2017's festival. The band will take to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night.

Tickets for next summer's festival sold out in just 50 minutes when they went on sale in October.

Glastonbury Festival 2017 starts June 21

 

 


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