Glastonbury have confirmed the dates of their next festival in 2019.
Updating their official website, Glasto confirmed that 2018 will indeed be a fallow year to allow the farmland time to recover, and that the next festival will take place in the following year from June 26-30. This comes after Michael Eavis spoke earlier this summer that he was ‘already regretting‘ the decision to take a year off, and that he’d change his mind if a certain band reformed.
Meanwhile, daughter and fellow co-ordinator Emily Eavis told NME that they’d be planning ‘radical changes‘ during the fallow year.
“Well the years off are normally quite busy actually,” she told NME. “We spend a lot of time looking at everything and doing bigger, long-term projects. Looking at tickets and passes and things like that. There will be a lot of work to be done, but it’s sad to think about it at the moment, because it’s been such an amazing festival. I can’t really remember one quite like this.
“When we think about a year off, we’re like ‘oh, that’s a shame – but I think the farm needs and it and the village needs it and we’ll come back with some new ideas as well.”
She added: “I had this idea that we could do [in The Park] that would be really radical, and thought ‘that would be really cool’. It’s not the sort of thing you could do in a year off, but two gives us a bit of time.”