"I’ve never seen mud like it in the whole life"
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has said that this year’s festival is the muddiest in history, citing it worse than the mud of 1997.
The festival has suffered the worst rain and mud since the festival began in 1970, with the the region’s entire supply of woodchip disappearing under the weight of the mud and rain.
Speaking to The Guardian, Eavis said: “Every single bit of woodchip in the south of England, all of it is here over 1,000 acres. I’ve never seen mud like it in the whole life. This is worse than 1997. In all 46 years, it hasn’t been as bad as this.”
Describing how he drove around the whole site last night (June 25) which took until 4:30am, Eavis said he found it uplifting that the 180,000 festival-goers are still in high-spirits despite the weather.
“I drove round the whole site last night. It took right up until 4.30am and the sun was up and there was just thousands of happy people with smiles on their faces despite the adverse conditions,” he explained. “It is extraordinary. I do not know how they do it, but they love it so much.”
Speaking of the rumoured move to Longleat, Eavis said: “We will be doing something hopefully in 2019, but they [Longleat] came this weekend to look and they are not that impressed. This is the home of the festival as far as I’m concerned forever.”