Glastonbury organizers confirm new festival to launch ‘in 2018 or 2019’
Emily Eavis, the co-organizer of Glastonbury and youngest daughter of the festival’s founder, Michael Eavis, confirmed to The Guardian that an offshoot would take place “in 2019 or 2018, but probably 2019.”
“We are going to do a show somewhere else with the same team behind Glastonbury but it hasn’t got a name yet and we’re still not entirely sure what shape it’s going to take,” Eavis said. “For now we’re all [focused] on Worthy Farm. We’re not thinking too far down that road because we’re quite busy with this one at the moment!”
As Glastonbury preparations are well underway, the festival has finally revealed its full lineup and set times. In addition to coveted performances from headliners Coldplay, Muse and Adele, the prized festival also plans to hold a number of tributes for musicians including David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy.
To many fans’ dismay, Eavis shot down the rumor that Glastonbury’s “secret performer” would be Radiohead: “There’s no planned Radiohead gig at the moment. But obviously we would love to have Radiohead back. Personally I’d love to have them play next year but at the moment there’s no confirmation, so we’ll have to see.”
Glastonbury is set to take place from June 22-26.
Via: The Guardian