Yes. Prepare yourself. Glastonbury has changed its name. When they move northwards in 2019 to give the town and farm of Glastonbury a much needed respite. The organiser and leader of the festival Michael Eavis told Glastonbury FM of the name change on an interview recently.
The Variety Bazaar will be the new name for the festival in 2019, we are yet to see whether the name will stick if and when the festival moves back to its roots. Eavis had this to say about the move “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.”
The farmer stated “a huge risk” with the move. “I’ve been a risk taker all my life,” he says. “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.”
New name? New site? Will Henrietta and Henry still manage to have their unofficial leavers ball after all? With Little Mix putting themselves forward for the line up among Foo Fighters and Guns n Roses, we don’t really care.