Emily Eavis announces plans for new festival by 2019

Glastonbury festival organiser also gives update on forthcoming Bowie tribute

Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed they will be staging a new festival in the future.

She claims that while the current location of the Worthy Farm bash will not be relocated, they are looking at creating a new, separate event with the same same team by 2019.

“We are going to do a show somewhere else with the same team behind Glastonbury but it hasn’t got a name yet and we’re still not entirely sure what shape it’s going to take,” she said. “For now we’re all [focused] on Worthy Farm. We’re not thinking too far down that road because we’re quite busy with this one at the moment!”

It comes a day after the festival announced the full line-up and times for this year’s event.

Tame Impala, Damon Albarn and Mystery Jets were also among the new additions but Eavis has denied that Radiohead are set to do a surprise gig at Glastonbury.

“There’s no planned Radiohead gig at the moment,” she told The Guardian. “But obviously we would love to have Radiohead back. Personally I’d love to have them play next year but at the moment there’s no confirmation, so we’ll have to see.”

She also gave an update on the forthcoming Bowie tribute being organised.

Eavis added: “There will be all sorts of things popping up all the time. At the moment we’ve got a few Prince visual tributes and a few late night parties in Block 9 and various other places across the site.

“With Bowie we’re going to put the [Aladdin Sane] flash on the Pyramid stage. Obviously with his relationship with the festival going back so far to 1971, we really wanted to mark it as if it were his stage, because he had such a relationship with Glastonbury. We are also doing a Lemmy tribute on the Other stage which is really good but it has to remain a surprise because if I try to explain what we’re trying to make it look like it wouldn’t sound half as good as it’s going to be.”