Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, has announced in an interview today that the festival will undergo a name change when it moves to a new site in 2019.
The world famous festival will be known as: ‘The Variety Bazaar’, when it relocates from the current site Worthy Farm in two years time. The relocation of the festival is being made to protect Worthy Farm and give the residents and the land itself a year off.
Eavis has yet to disclose the new location of the festival but has suggested it could be “halfway to the Midlands.” Organisers were quick to confirm that the name change will only apply when the festival is not being hosted at its original Somerset home.
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The festival also announced back in September that it will take a year off in 2018- “We can also confirm that we will be taking our next fallow year in 2018, in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off. There are no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018.”
Eavis said of the decision in an interview, with in house radio station, Glastonbury FM -“I’ve been a huge risk taker all my life – I mean, 47 years of huge risks really and so far, touch wood, I haven’t come unstuck.”
This years festival takes place from 21st-25th June, with the organisers already confirming Radiohead as one of the headliners. Ed Sheeran and the Foo Fighters are also expected to be announced imminently.