Don’t Panic, Glastonbury Isn’t Leaving Worthy Farm After All
Despite rumours and fears from long-term Glastonbury fans, the UK’s most famous music festival won’t be leaving its home on Worthy Farm. Phew!
Why were people worried in the first place? Back in January, the team behind Glastonbury announced a new festival, The Variety Bazaar. Almost immediately, Glasto fans were worrying that this new venture would replace one of the world’s most famous festivals.
Furthermore, back in December 2016, festival founder Michael Eavis suggested that Glastonbury might have to leave Worthy Farm and move 100 miles north for the good of the land.
A degree of uncertainty was surrounding the festival, and it was making people a little nervous. But, thankfully, none of the above will be happening. Glastonbury will be returning in 2019, following its usual fallow year, and it won’t be leaving Worthy Farm.
Emily Eavis, co-organiser of Glastonbury, told BBC Radio 6 Music: "Glastonbury will always be here at Worthy Farm. We have just signed a 17-year contract with one of our neighbouring farmers, so it's very much as solid as it can be here at Worthy Farm."
She continued: "Glastonbury Festival will always be here and hopefully we can keep it going. We've managed to keep it going for this long so hopefully, we can keep it going a bit longer."
Meanwhile, Glastonbury announced its phenomenal 2017 line-up in full last week. To check out all the new additions, including Katy Perry, Biffy Clyro and more, head here.
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