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No Glastonbury – or Longleat spin-off – in 2018

The rumoured sister event to Glastonbury is MIA as the Pilton Farm festival announces its next fallow year will be in 2018

By IQ on 13 Sep 2016

The rumoured sister event to Glastonbury is MIA as the Pilton Farm festival announces its next fallow year will be in 2018

Coldplay perform at Glastonbury 2016


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Glastonbury Festival’s next fallow year – when the Somerset festival takes a year off to give the land and local community a breather – will be in 2018, it has announced.

Despite festival co-promoter Emily Eavis seemingly confirming in April that a spin-off event, rumoured to be at Longleat in Wiltshire, would be held in its place in 2018, her father and festival founder Michael later said any Longleat festival would instead take place “by 2019”. Today’s announcement from Glastonbury confirms that “there are no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018” and Michael told The Daily Telegraph today the Longleat event “probably won’t happen anymore”.

Pre-registration for the 2017 festival – part of Glastonbury’s “ongoing efforts against ticket touting” – will close on 3 October, with general admission tickets on sale on 9 October, priced at £238 plus £5 booking fee. Glastonbury 2017 will take place from 21 to 25 June.

 


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