MICHAEL EAVIS organiser of the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL talks about the future...

Glastonbury looks set to carry on beyond the year 2000, despite organiser MICHAEL EAVIS‘ vow that Glastonbury 2000 would be his last.

Michael Eavis is set to retire after the next two festivals, but a host of promoters have expressed an interest in taking over the event when he steps down.

Eavis said a number of big-name promoters had been in touch with him, but warned that although the festival could not be staged at his 400-acre Worthy Farm site, it was important to keep the 30-year event within the locale.

Eavis said: “You have to involve all the community and you can’t be seen to be making a fortune. This has taken years and years of planning.”

Bands tipped to play at next year’s festival include REM, THE ROLLING STONES and METALLICA. Three headliners have been booked but not named. The event will take place on the last weekend of June.

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