No Glastonbury Festival in 2017, Eavis confirms, as future of event remains uncertain
Eavis went on to suggest that the festival might only have another six years left in its existence
There will be no Glastonbury in 2017, the festival’s organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed.
The event, which takes place every year at Worthy Farm in Somerset, will have a ‘fallow year’ in order to allow the grounds to fully recover before hoards of revellers are unleashed for another muddy weekend of live music and arts, according to ITV News.
His announcement marks a tradition for the festival, which takes a break every five years. The most recent fallow year was, of course, in 2012.
However, Eavis went on to suggest that the festival might only have another six years left in its existence, which could well end on its 50th anniversary in 2020. No further comment was given on the future of the event beyond that date.
"I think I can run on another six years which would take me up to 50 years, then see what happens after that," he said on site this morning.
"Every single person there last night wanted to shake my hand and say it's the best thing in their life. It really is quite phenomenal that appreciation of the event - 44 years and people love it more than ever."
The news comes just hours after Eavis revealed to press during his annual conference that he had already booked the three headlining acts for Glastonbury 2015, and gave away a series of clues as to who they might be.
Strongly rumoured to be taking to the Pyramid Stage next year are AC/DC, the Australian rock band who share manager Peter Mensch with Metallica.
Other bookie’s favourites include Kate Bush, Oasis, U2 and Iron Maiden.
Kasabian will bring Glastonbury 2014 to a close tonight, following headline sets from Arcade Fire and Metallica.
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