Where does the future of glastonbury lay as contradiction among the organisers comes through.
The future of Glastonbury is something which many Brits will have on their mind. It is one of the established and most sought after festivals on the festival circuit, one where thousands upon thousands of people attend each year to celebrate all kinds of music and one where some of the best music is performed. However there is some doubt surrounding the festival and what is to come of it.
A few years back, a report was said that Glastonbury could not survive due to the line up’s they brought and how it operated, but personally this is a load of rubbish. The demand for the festival is there and always will be, no matter what the line up holds as the diversity among the acts and stages is ripe across many miles of fields. This isn’t what the cause for uncertainty though as founder Michael Eavis has released plans that contradict that of Emily Eavis, Michael’s daughter and key organiser for the event.
Just a few days back, Emily Eavis spoke to The Guardian and addressed rumours that Glastonbury would not be moving away from Worthy Farm in Somerset, however a new event was being planned for 2018 or 2019 but stated that it would “probably be 2019”.
We are going to do a show somewhere else with the same team behind Glastonbury but it hasn’t got a name yet and we’re still not entirely sure what shape it’s going to take. – Emily Eavis
So in the eyes of the daughter, the future of Glastonbury looks set to stay at Worthy Farm for the foreseeable future. But just a day or two later, Michael Eavis spoke to ITV News and this is where the contradiction between the organisers has been found. He confirmed that he wants to move Glastonbury to Longleat Estate, the stately homes grounds for one year, which he claimed he would like to see happening in 2019.
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. – Michael Eavis
You could look at the situation this year as Michael Eavis only looking at moving Glastonbury for one year for the festival’s ‘fallow year’ for Worthy Farm, but the future of the festival is still at Worthy Farm, or there has simply been crossed wires surrounding the situation. Either or, the future of Glastonbury is something which will be looked at continuously until official statements are released.
The 2016 line up for Glastonbury has recently been confirmed as well as the set times for the festival, where the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Underworld, Disclosure, Craig David, Oliver Heldens and many more dance acts will perform. You can find out more information surrounding that here.