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Glastonbury Announces That It Will Be Taking a Break in 2018

Glastonbury has announced that it will be taking a break in 2018.

The English music festival has already confirmed that the festival will be returning in 2017, but has announced that 2018 will be a fallow year. Taking place on a farm near Pilton, Somerset in England, the yearly music festival attracts over 135,000 people a year. Celebrating its inaugural year in 1970, Glastonbury is one of the longest running major music festivals.

In a statement, festival officials detailed the following:

“We can also confirm that we will be taking our next fallow year in 2018, in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off. There are no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018.”

With over a hundred thousand people per year, rainy English weather, stage construction, and traffic can all have harsh effects on the festival grounds. 2018 will be a year for the Glastonbury grounds to take a break in order to ensure its continued sustainability.

Public on-sale for the 2017 Glastonbury festival takes place on October 6th, you can pre-register here. Glastonbury is known to be one of the fastest selling festivals, so mark your calendars!

Cover photo courtesy of Rock City Art

H/T: The Guardian