Glastonbury Festival is set to move location in 2019, in a move to help protect its current Worthy Farm site.
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis revealed the news yesterday in an interview with the BBC. He didn’t announce the exact location, but said he’s found a site 100 miles “towards the Midlands” from Worthy Farm.
Eavis confirm that the new site wouldn’t be a permanent fixture for Glastonbury Festival, but would instead be used every five years to let Worthy Farm recover.
“I'm arranging to move the show [but] it would be a huge loss to Somerset if it went there forever,” he said.
Eavis originally mooted plans to host Glastonbury away from Worthy Farm in May, before revealing plans to take the event to Wiltshire’s Longleat estate. Fears over the future of the festival were raised though, when Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, vetoed discussions to take the festival to his 10,000-acre estate.
The company behind Glastonbury's Shangri-La also announced a new UK festival earlier this month (December), called Grinagog, which is set run in Torquay, Devon, from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th April 2017.
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