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General News / January 17, 2017

Update: Glastonbury Festival confirm name change speculation

General News / January 17, 2017

Update: Glastonbury Festival confirm name change speculation

Michael Eavis has revealed in a recent radio interview that 2017 could be the last year of Glastonbury Festival as we know it.


As previously reported, the festival will move location in 2019 following a fallow year and the location change will see a name change as well. The Glastonbury Festival team presents The Variety Bazaar is apparently what we can expect Glastonbury 2.0 to be called.

Eavis said on the matter, “I’ve been a risk taker all my life. In 47 years of taking risks, so far touch wood, I haven’t come unstuck. This might be one risk too far, I don’t know.”

Glastonbury Festival began as the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival on 19 September 1970. Entry was £1 and headliners included The Kinks and T. Rex.

UPDATE 17:48

There seems to have been a miscommunication among the Eavis family regarding the future of Glastonbury Festival.

Earlier today audio of a radio interview in which Michael Eavis confirmed that Glastonbury will in fact be relocating and changing its name to The Variety Bazaar circulated.

However, Emily Eavis has debunked the rumours with a tweet saying, “We’re still planning an event in the future at a different location – which we are calling Variety Bazaar. But Glastonbury Festival will always be called Glastonbury and will remain at Worthy Farm!”

Complete confusion aside, it looks like the people being Glastonbury are bringing us a new festival. Exciting times.