We've got mixed feelings all round
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has confirmed that he’s seriously considering moving the music festival from Worthy Farm in Somerset, the festival’s iconic location for the past 46 years.
But where to? Can a festival that is actually named after its location be moved? Yes, apparently.
Eavis is in talks with Longleat in Wiltshire about relocating the huge festival to its sprawling grounds (sadly, not the zoo, the grounds surrounding the stately home).
Speaking to ITV West Country, the founder said: ‘I’m talking to Longleat everyday actually, so I hope we can come to an agreement with them eventually. But we haven’t done so yet.’
Well, it’s certainly closer for London dwellers (and no more horrendous five hour coach journeys), but we’ve got to admit we’re a little perturbed about the idea of it being ANYWHERE but the muddy West country farm, which we’ve come to love oh-so-much.
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But don’t worry, Eavis stresses that the move is only intended as a back up.
As Worthy Farm is rested once every five years for a ‘fallow’ year (that’s next year, BTW), an alternative location is needed to satisfy the 175,000 attendees festival needs.
Eavis hopes to make the move by 2019.