Glastonbury festival co-founder dies

Arabella Spencer-Churchill has passed away

Arabella Spencer-Churchill, one of the co-founders of Glastonbury festival, had died it has been announced today (December 21).

Spencer-Churchill, who had pancreatic cancer, passed away at her home in Glastonbury aged 58.

Spencer-Churchill, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, was one of the co-founders of the festival and had lived in the Somerset area where the event takes place since the age of 21.

Glastonbury festival organiser Michael Eavis paid tribute to Spencer-Churchill on the festival’s website. “Her energy, vitality and great sense of morality and social responsibility have given her a place in our festival history second to none,” he said.

“May her place in the great eternity be always peaceful and perhaps the mysteries of the heavens will accommodate her spirit forever.”