Glastonbury won’t be moving sites, but it will be paying tribute to David Bowie and Prince


Emily Eavis has denied reports that the Glastonbury Festival could move away from its Worthy Farm home within the next few years, but did confirm the team behind the world’s most famous festival are planning an entirely separate event in 2018 or 2019.

“It’s going to be the whole team behind the Glastonbury Festival but it’s not going to be called Glastonbury,” she told the BBC, adding it will be a ‘visual feast’ focusing on ‘larger-scale installations as well as music’.

“The main thing to set straight is that Glastonbury Festival itself will always be at Worthy Farm,” she confirmed.

Eavis also revealed Glastonbury’s main Pyramid Stage will be decorated with a giant lightning bolt this year as a tribute to David Bowie, who played one of the festival’s most celebrated headline sets back in 2000.

There are also plans in place to honour Prince, another icon who sadly passed away earlier this year. Constantly linked with the event, Prince and Glastonbury organisers were ultimately never able to agree a booking, but Eavis called his death ‘a huge loss to music’.

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