Glastonbury Festival will go by a different name in 2019, when it is set to move to a temporary new location. It has since been clarified by Emily Eavis that the name is for “an event in the future at a different location” and that “Glastonbury will always be called Glastonbury and will remain at Worthy Farm”.
There had been speculation about the festival having to move to a new location in the coming years, with founder Michael Eavis stating that its 2019 event will move to a new location held “100 miles away, towards the Midlands.”
Speaking in a radio interview with Glastonbury FM, Eavis has now announced that the new name for 2019 will be ‘The Glastonbury Festival team presents The Variety Bazaar’. “That’s a good name don’t you think?”, Eavis said.
On the festival’s new site, Eavis added: “It’s half way to the Midlands from here… and there’s only one landowner. I’ve got 22 landowners where I am now. I just wonder whether the next generation will want to negotiate with so many people. It’s a very difficult job to hold it together.”
Eavis went on to admit that he was taking “a huge risk” by changing the festival’s name and location for 2019. He said: “I’ve been a risk taker all my life. In 47 years of taking risks, so far touch wood, I haven’t come unstuck. This might be one risk too far, I don’t know.”
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has since confirmed the new name for the 2019 festival.
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) January 17, 2017
Glastonbury 2017 will be held at its usual location in Pilton, Somerset, while the festival will take a year off in 2018.
Glastonbury 2017 will run from 21-25 June. Emily Eavis recently spoke to NME to deny the rumours that Daft Punk and The Stone Roses would be headlining.