Glastonbury Festival Could Be Moved To New Site Says Michael Eavis

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Glastonbury Festival could be set to move from the famous site where it has been held since 1970.

The music and arts extravaganza has taken place at Worthy Farm for more than 40 years, attracting millions of revellers to the quiet corner of Somerset.

But now organiser and founder Michael Eavis says he is thinking of moving the event, because he doesn’t own the whole site where it currently takes place.

Speaking to Sky News, Eavis said:

I’m always worried about the future, about the land not being available because I only own the middle bit. Where the pyramid (stage) is and all the land around it is owned by other people, so that could be a problem long-term. I may have to find a site that’s bigger and is all under the control of one person.

That’s the ideal situation, so that might happen in the long-term. All good things come to an end and one has to make changes. I would love it to stay but it’s getting very, very complicated now.

This year’s festival is set to be headlined by Kanye West, The Who and Florence and the Machine (replacing Foo Fighters following Dave Grohl’s leg break).

And this year’s festival-goers may want to make the most of the muddy haven because the historic site may not be home to the event for much longer.