Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury, claims 2020 will be his last year
Michael Eavis, an English farmer and founder of Glastonbury, has hinted at the possibility of 2020 being his last year running the festival. The five-day festival, held on Eavis’ own land, Worthy Farm, has attracted art of all mediums since 1970 including music, dance, comedy, theater, circus and cabaret, among others. Now inching toward its 50th anniversary, the time may have finally come for Glastonbury’s founder to finally cede his role as the festival’s organizer.
“I think I can run on another six years, which would take me up to 50 years, then [I’ll] see what happens after that,” Eavis stated.
With headliners already booked for next year’s festival, including one non-British band, Eavis still appears to have his head in the game despite announcing his plans bow out of running the festival six years down the road. Specific names are still detained, although he did openly display interest in singer-songwriter Prince, whom he hopes to sign in the future: “Most of the people in the world want to play here, so I did ask him to hop on the train and come down to Castle Cary station and I’ll show him around the farm some time. It hasn’t been taken up yet though.”
Via: The Guardian