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Glastonbury to launch The Variety Bazaar

Festival founder Michael Eavis has revealed the name of his new midlands event, to be held in 2019, during a radio interview

By IQ on 17 Jan 2017


Glastonbury Festival’s new event in 2019 will go under the name of The Variety Bazaar and is set to take place near the Midlands in the UK.

The festival will follow Glastonbury 2017 at Worthy Farm and its fallow year in 2018. Founder Michael Eavis revealed the news during an interview with Glastonbury FM, reports NME.

“It’s half way to the Midlands from here and there’s only one landowner. I’ve got 22 landowners where I am now. I just wonder whether the next generation will want to negotiate with so many people. It’s a very difficult job to hold it together.”

He said: “It’s half way to the Midlands from here and there’s only one landowner. I’ve got 22 landowners where I am now. I just wonder whether the next generation will want to negotiate with so many people. It’s a very difficult job to hold it together.”

The new site, about 100 miles from Glasto’s home at Worthy Farm in Somerset, will be used every five years or so, when Eavis gives both the land, and its local residents, a rest from the annual disruption.

His daughter Emily confirmed the news via Twitter, saying: “We’re still planning an event in the future at a different location – which we are calling Variety Bazaar. But Glastonbury Festival will always be called Glastonbury and will remain at Worthy Farm!”

 


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