New Festival From Glastonbury Organisers Will Be Named Variety Bazaar
18 Jan 2017 15:16:47
It has been recently reported that organiser Michael Eavis suggested Glastonbury would be renamed in 2019. However his daughter Emily Eavis announced that a new event is on the horizon named "Variety Bazaar."
However confusion arose as people thought that the iconic Glastonbury would be renamed. Michael Eavis said that they had registered the new event's name, which will be 'The Glastonbury Festival team present the Variety Bazaar'. However it will not be at the Worthy Farm site.
Emily Eavis clarified reports and tweeted: "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."
Eavis also added to reports that the festival could be finding a new home in the Midlands, hinting: "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."
So far Radiohead are the only headliners to be confirmed for the festival, with Ed Sheeran and Kasabian among the rumoured acts to be performing on the Pyramid Stage.
Speaking about the festival this year Michael Eavis has kept tight lipped on the remaining headliners, only saying that they crammed "two year's worth" of music into 2017 to compensate for the upcoming fallow year in which Glastonbury won't be running to allow the land to recover.
In June it was revealed the organisers had been in discussions with the owners of the nearby Longleat estate to host a festival in 2018 or 2019, but in September organisers confirmed they would not hold an event at another site next year.
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