Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis reportedly hints at new festival location for 2018

There has previously been concerns over the safety of a gas pipe at Worthy Farm

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has reportedly confirmed that the festival will move locations in 2018.

This year’s festival runs at its traditional home of Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from 22-26 June, with Muse, Adele and Coldplay headlining.

Following previous concerns that the safety of a gas pipe might force the festival to move permanently, Loaded now reports that Eavis has announced to them that they will stage a one-off festival “20 miles up the road” at a “the same size” as Glastonbury in two years time. The report suggests Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire as a possible new location.

The report adds that 2018 has been earmarked as a fallow year to allow the grounds at Worthy Farm to recover, but instead of taking a break for twelve months like in previous years, the festival could move to the alternate location instead.

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Despite Emily Eavis previously downplaying the gas pipe problem, Loaded quote Michael Eavis as saying that it is “becoming very, very tricky” to hold the festival at Worthy Farm.

NME has approached a press representative for Glastonbury Festival to comment on the reports.

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