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April Clare Welsh
1 July 2024, 13:14

Glastonbury’s 2026 fallow year confirmed by Emily Eavis

The last time Glastonbury had an official fallow year was in 2018


Glastonbury is set to take a fallow year in 2026.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis confirmed the news in an interview with the Sun while also revealing that they are “already in talks with some acts” regarding the 2025 event.

The festival periodically takes a fallow year every five years or so in order to allow the farm land on which it takes place to fully recover. The last time Glastonbury had an official fallow year was in 2018.

Speaking in a recent interview with Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw for their Sidetracked podcast, Eavis had hinted at the decision last month. "The fallow year is important because it gives the land a rest, and it gives the cows a chance to stay out for longer and reclaim their land. And I think it's quite good not to be seen to be cashing in," she said.

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