Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis poses naked for charity calendar

The 78-year-old appears as 'Mr June' in Legends Of Somerset calendar

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis poses naked for charity calendar

Photo: Jason Bryan/Press

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has posed naked for a calendar in aid of a cancer charity.

The 78-year-old appears as 'Mr June' in next year's Legends Of Somerset calendar clutching just a skimpy pair of denim shorts to protect his modesty. He is among 12 local businessmen and celebrities including Mick Jagger's brother Chris, Wells town crier Len Sweales and Shepton "rock flock" sculptor Jeff Body who posed in the calendar for the Macmillan cancer charity.

The shoot took place at the stone circle on the festival site at Pilton, Somerset. Organiser Jason Bryant, a photographer for the Shepton Mallet Journal, told the Western Daily Press: "He was a great model and didn't hesitate in getting his kit off. But then he has got a great set of legs for a man of his age."

The calendar was set up in memory of Michele Stiling, wife of Wells Rugby Club player Wayne Stiling, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. Eavis' father also died of bowel cancer and the festival organiser himself was treated for the same condition 18 years ago.

Last month, Eavis spoke at the Oxford Union at the prestigious university's debating society to talk to students about the festival. He previously spoke at the Union in February 2004, where he confirmed Paul McCartney's headline festival slot for later that year.

Meanwhile, his daughter Emily recently said that she is close to confirming the names of the first two headliners for Glastonbury 2014. Speaking to NME, she said she is near to securing the first two headline acts and has "a few options" for the final spot, commenting: "We're definitely getting close to securing two and there are a few options for the third. It's annoying really as there are lots of great bands touring next year and we'd love to have them all. But rest assured, it's going to be one hell of a show - maybe even the best yet!"

Bookmakers have been taking odds on the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Prince and David Bowie to take the headline slots in 2014. Foo Fighters are currently favourites to fill the coveted Saturday night Pyramid Stage slot, whilst rumours of a 'Definitely Maybe' 20th anniversary reunion have given Oasis odds of 10/1 to make an appearance.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Noel Gallagher: 'I should make a record with Richard Ashcroft'
Boris Johnson says it's worrying to see London's music venues closing – watch
Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal to 'roast' Justin Bieber in TV special
Nicki Minaj considered axing tour following murder of crew member
Paul McCartney confirms 2015 UK tour, including London's The O2 – O2 Priority Tickets
Zane Lowe closes final Radio 1 show with Queens Of The Stone Age track
Footage emerges of Florence + The Machine playing new songs live – watch
Super Furry Animals add second Manchester show to May tour
Kurt Cobain's childhood home up for sale
Tobias Jesso Jr shares new song 'Without You' with Danielle Haim – listen
#thankszane trends as Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and more pay tribute to Zane Lowe
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says band's new album is 'pretty close' to being written
50 Cent claims Suge Knight 'wanted to kill Dr Dre' in the 1990s
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM