A press conference is called for later today...
Rumours are growing that an agreement has been reached between GLASTONBURY organiser MICHAEL EAVIS and the MEAN FIDDLER GROUP, paving the way for this year’s festival to take place.
A press conference is being held in a central London hotel in less than an hour hosted by Eavis, Mean Fiddler supremo Vince Power and Melvin Benn, the man who it appears will after all take care of operational management of the festival.
This year’s festival, Europe’s biggest outdoor event, had been thrown into doubt yesterday (February 19) when Eavis announced he was pulling out of a deal allowing Mean Fiddler a 20% stake in Glastonbury in return for their professional organisational expertise. The stake was set to rise to 40% in three years.
Mendip District Council, responsible for granting a licence to allow Glastonbury to go ahead, had said yesterday they would have seriously considered revoking the licence had Mean Fiddler not been used to help with public safety issues.