Emily Eavis denies reports Glastonbury is moving sites, confirms Prince and Bowie tributes

Michael Eavis was reported to suggest Worthy Farm would no longer host the long-running festival

Emily Eavis has denied reports that Glastonbury is due to move from its Worthy Farm site.

Last month, it was reported that Eavis’ father Michael had suggested the festival would no longer be held at its traditional location due to concerns over the safety of a gas pipe.

Loaded reported that Michael Eavis had confirmed they would stage a one-off festival “20 miles up the road”, with rumours suggesting Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire could be the new location.

Speaking to BBC News about the reports, Emily Eavis said: “The main thing to set straight is that Glastonbury Festival itself will always be at Worthy Farm.”

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She did, however, confirm plans for a separate festival to take place during Glastonbury’s next fallow year, scheduled for 2018. “It’s going to be the whole team behind the Glastonbury Festival but it’s not going to be called Glastonbury,” she said.

Emily Eavis also confirmed the festival’s plans to pay tribute to David Bowie and Prince at this year’s event. The Pyramid Stage will feature a giant lightning bolt, inspired by the artwork for Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ album. Plans for a Prince tribute are still in the works.

The festival organiser called Bowie’s 2000 appearance at the event “probably the best festival set I’ve ever seen”, while she also said Prince’s long-rumoured appearance at Glastonbury had been “close to happening for three years”. His untimely death at 57-years-old was a “huge loss to music”, she said.