Starting in 2019, the Glastonbury Festival will be temporarily renamed “The Variety Bazaar” as it moves toward the Midlands, about 100 miles away from its original location. FACT reports the festival founder, Michael Eavis decided to move to event to give the event’s historical location a chance to recover. Typically located at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, the five day festival has been around for over four and a half decades, and has hosted world famous acts such as the Chemical Brothers, deadmau5, and LCD Soundsystem.
In a tweet, Michael Eavis’ daughter, Emily, clarified that The Variety Bazaar will not replace Glastonbury, but serve as a different event while Worthy Farm takes a break. The Eavis family has hosted the Glastonbury festival on their farm since the event’s inception. Michael admits it would be a huge loss to Somerset if the festival moved permanently. The move will not take place for a couple years, as Radiohead is confirmed to headline the 2017 iteration, and Daft Punk, Foo Fighters, and Depeche Mode are rumored to join. However, there is no event set to take place in 2018.