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Glastonbury Festival set to temporarily move in 2019



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Perhaps the world's most successful and long-running music festival, Glastonbury has announced that it will be moving locations in 2019 in order to protect the environmental sustainability of the festival's venue, Worthy Farm.

This article originally appeared on NME

Glastonbury Festival may have to move its 2019 event to a new location, with organiser Michael Eavis suggesting that the festival could be held “100 miles away, towards the Midlands.”

There had been speculation about the festival having to move to a new location in the coming years, with Eavis saying earlier this year that Glastonbury’s traditional location of Worthy Farm in Pilton might not be viable in future years due to concerns over the safety of a gas pipe. Eavis however moved to shut down reports during this year’s festival, saying any plans to move the festival “were on the backburner.”

However, Eavis has again brought up the notion of Glastonbury having to move locations in the near future. In a new interview with BBC News, the 81-year-old mooted the idea of moving the festival 100 miles away from its current location.

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