Michael Eavis: ‘We won’t repeat last year’s Glastonbury mistakes’

Festival organiser vows that this year things will go well

Glastonbury festival organiser Michael Eavis has acknowledged that there were organisation problems at last year’s festival, but has promised they will not be repeated.

Speaking to The Times, Eavis responded to questions about dealing with bad weather, and claims that some punters had been turned away by bus drivers leaving the site because they were too muddy.

“I thought the criticisms were valid last year,” he said. “I can’t turn back time, but what I can do is address the problem this year. There’s extra camping space. We’ve ordered in lorryloads of concrete sleepers which will effectively double the seating.”

Speaking about the aforementioned claims about buses, Eavis said: “We’re working with different people this time and that simply won’t happen again.”