Eavis calls for ban on Chinese lanterns at Glastonbury

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The Independent Culture

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has called for Chinese lanterns to be banned nationwide. Revellers smuggle them into the festival site and send the paper, wire and lit wax candle lanterns into the sky.

Mr Eavis is worried about the risks: "If they were ever to land on a tent they could start a fire that would set off a domino effect, as the tents are pitched so close together."