Glastonbury might be moving to a site 100 miles away in 2019

·Freelance Writer

Anyone who has attended Glastonbury knows that the location is just as important as the bands.

However, the legendary music festival may actually be moved to a location 100 MILES away from its home at Worthy Farm in Somerset in the near future.

Glasto founder Michael Davis has confirmed that another site has been earmarked for the festival in 2019, in order to give the current site a rest.

Farm owner Eavis, who runs the event with his daughter Emily, told the BBC that the new locations sits “100 miles up towards the Midlands”.

Taking its toll: The current Glastonbury site at Worthy Farm would be given a rest every five years (PA)
Taking its toll: The current Glastonbury site at Worthy Farm would be given a rest every five years (PA)

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However, he indicated that he would be reluctant to see the festival move from its home permanently.

The 81-year-old said: “I am arranging for one year off, say every fifth year or so, to try and move the show to a site that’s more suitable, I have to say.

“But it would be a huge loss for Somerset if it went there forever, would it not?

“But I’ve found a site about 100 miles up towards the Midlands.”

Year off: Glasto founder Michael Eavis has earmarked a temporary site for the festival in 2019 (PA)
Year off: Glasto founder Michael Eavis has earmarked a temporary site for the festival in 2019 (PA)

Eavis said he felt the festival – which attracts more than 170,000 music fans – would work anywhere, but added: “I don’t want to lose it forever, no way.”

Next year the festival will be held at its usual location at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, with Radiohead the first band confirmed to headline.

The event is taking a year off in 2018.

Earlier this year it was reported that Eavis was in talks with the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire about holding the festival there, amid concerns about future agreements with landowners at the present site.

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