Michael Eavis said he and his team have something special planned for the farm's fallow year
Glastonbury’s location is as iconic as the festival itself with Worthy Farm playing host to the infamous five-day spectacular since June 1970. Every five years, Glasto has a fallow year to help regenerate the land which is next due in 2018 – however, this time Michael Eavis may have “something special” planned.
Michael Eavis could be planning something special for 2018
The 80-year-old festival founder has explained that life is getting too short for fallow years and seems to instead be hinting that the musical extravaganza could be moving out of Somerset.
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The Founder Of Britain's Glastonbury Music Festival Michael Eavis Has Apologised After Human Waste Stored At Its Site Leaked Into A Stream In Somerset, England.
Bosses of the festival admitted at a court hearing in Yeovil, England on Thursday (14Jan16) that the 2014 event had breached British environmental regulations.
Prosecutors acting for the U.K. Environment Agency told the court they launched an investigation after being alerted to increased levels of ammonia in the Whitelake River, which runs past the rock event's Worthy Farm site.
During the hearing, bosses of the festival company pleaded guilty to violating environmental permits, and Eavis subsequently issued an apology, revealing sewage had leaked from a tank being used to store human waste.
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Coldplay are reportedly set to make history by headlining Glastonbury for the fourth time next year.
Coldplay are reportedly set to headline Glastonbury for the fourth time.
The 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmakers are said to have been signed up by organiser Michael Eavis to close the legendary music festival on the Sunday night, making them the first ever act to headline more than three times.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Michael likes getting things sorted as early as possible and having a solid, reliable Sunday headline act to send people home happy is a massive part of the booking process.
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But who will headline next year’s festival?
Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just 30 minutes. The 118,200 standard tickets went on sale at 9am on Sunday morning (October 4th), at a price of £228 plus £5 booking fee, with eager fans rushing to snap them up in just half an hour.
Coldplay are among the favourites to headline Glastonbury 2016.
A spokesperson for the festival told the BBC, "We have, once again, been staggered by the sheer number of people from around the world who hoped to come to the festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply."
Continue reading: Glastonbury 2016 Tickets Sell Out In Just 30 Minutes
Grime star Skepta was praised for his Outsanding Contribution to Music at last night's AIM Awards 2015.
Skepta took home the top gong at the AIM Awards 2015 last night (08.09.15).
The 'Shutdown' rapper was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony that celebrated the independent sector's most important and influential artists and was hosted by Radio One's Alice Levine and XFM's John Kennedy.
AIM Awards judge and BBC Radio One and 1Xtra presenter MistaJam said previously: ''Since grime was born out of the ashes of UK garage, Skepta has been a pioneer of the sound.
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Miley Cyrus is in talks to appear at Britain's Glastonbury Festival because of her ''outrageousness''.
Miley Cyrus is in talks to appear at Glastonbury Festival.
The British festival's organisers Michael and Emily Eavis are reportedly keen on seeing the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker take the Pyramid Stage alongside Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne, who she's been working on her album with.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Miley's been on the Eavis radar for a while. She's outrageous and there was interest in previous years, around the time of her Bangerz tour last year and when her godmother Dolly Parton played the Pyramid.''
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Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl returned to performing in Washington DC while sat on a throne with his broken leg in a cast.
Dave Grohl made his live comeback while sat on a throne on Saturday (04.07.15).
The 46-year-old rocker broke his leg while performing on stage in Sweden last month, but returned to action in unusual circumstances as he sat on a throne during a gig in Washington DC, surrounded by guitars, amps and lights.
Although Dave's leg break caused the Foo Fighters to cancel shows around Europe including their headline Glastonbury Festival performance, the iconic band have since been strongly linked with a starring role at the festival in 2016, with an insider recently claiming festival boss Michael Eavis has asked them to return next year.
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Glastonbury Festival Organiser Michael Eavis Skipped Kanye West's Controversial Headline Set At The Event On Saturday Night (27jun15) Because He Is "Not A Fan" Of The Rapper's Music.
Eavis, who founded the festival in 1972 and now runs it with his daughter Emily, came under fire for booking the hip-hop star for the 2015 event and more than 130,000 angry fans signed a petition demanding West be replaced with a more traditional rock act.
West attracted a large crowd for his Saturday night set, but Eavis has now admitted he decided to skip the show and watch the Moody Blues instead because he is not a fan of the rapper's material.
He tells NME, "I wasn't there, I was at the Moody Blues... (I am) not a fan of that kind of music... (but I heard it went down) reasonably well."
Labour MP Gareth Thomas believes that Glastonbury could be held in an outer London borough in 2023, if it wins a European Capital of Culture bid.
Could the Glastonbury Festival one day be moving to London? An idea to temporarily relocate the legendary festival has been floated by Labour MP Gareth Thomas, who has suggested that the British capital would host it for one year in 2023 if London won the bid for European Capital of Culture.
Thomas, the MP for Harrow West, is campaigning to be selected as the party’s mayoral candidate. He suggested that Epping Forest or Hackney Marshes could be considered as one-off site for the festival, according to a report by The Independent.
He would push for a special edition of Glastonbury as part of a series of “pop-up” arts and culture events throughout London, even the outskirts, during 2023, if he were elected as Mayor.
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The Dalai Lama will appear in the Green Fields on Sunday.
China has issued a warning to the Glastonbury Festival organisers over their booking of the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader is to give a talk at this weekend's festival to promote a message of "compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity."
Dalai Lama's booking at the Glastonbury Festival has caused a stir in China
However, officials in China have warned that the Eavises' booking is tantamount to offering the Dalai Lama a platform to "engage in anti-China splittist activities," Reuters reports. The leader is not scheduled to meet with officials in Britain, though China nevertheless is concerned that he may be intent on promoting his wish for an autonomous Tibet in the UK.
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