The Glastonbury festival looks set for a break in 2012 after it was announced that year’s London Olympics will be hogging all the available portable toilets in the south of England.
According to reports, discussions with Avon and Somerset police led to the organisers being told all the 600 strong police force which patrols the event every June would also be needed at the Olympics, forcing the festival to take a break for the first time since 2006. Commenting on the decision, Michael Eavis spoke of his expectations of a price hike in 2012 for any spare toilets which would also inevitably lead to problems. “I can see it getting very expensive,” he said. “So we looked at the timing and thought that a year off seemed sensible.”
There is still yet to be official confirmation of the headline acts due to perform at next year’s event, after all of the near 180,000 tickets recently sold out within hours. U2 continue to be widely tipped to make their bow at Worthy Farm in 2011 following their enforced cancellation last June, while Michael Eavis’ promise of a ‘US superstar’ making an appearance has also got tongues wagging, with Madonna and Beyonce amongst the acts rumoured to be playing.