EAVIS TO RETIRE IN 2005

But don't worry just yet, it isn't until 2005...

MICHAEL EAVIS has declared he will retire from organising the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL when he reaches the age of 70 in 2005, but it will live on with his daughter EMILY EAVIS taking overall control.

Speaking in this morning’s The Sun tabloid (January 6), Eavis said that he ‘can’t see himself’ working full time at the event when he reaches retirement age. He said: “It may not be going ahead this year but you can be sure it will be back and better than ever in 2002. I can’t see myself going past 70, so 2005 will be my last festival.”

Speaking about the future of the festival, Eavis assured it will remain in the family, with his 21-year-old daughter Emily taking over the day-to-day running of the event. He commented: “She’s already involved with the organisation.”

As exclusively revealed on NME.COM, this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place due to fears over the number of people ‘gatecrashing’ the event, and getting in for free.