Michael Eavis

  1. Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contrib ...

  2. Chili Peppers, Killers, YYYs, Kaskade Announced For Australia's Big Day Out In Make Or Break Year

    July 16, 2012 1:11 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend are among the acts confirmed to play Australia's festival giant, the Big Day Out, which will next its 21st birthday in six months' time. Others announced today i ...

  3. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to M ...

  4. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  5. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono . He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury ...

  6. Glastonbury Fest Gets License To 2016

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The organizers of the U.K. Glastonbury Festival have secured a license from the local council to stage the event until 2016. Mendip District Council said the team behind Glastonbury, including founder Michael Eavis who established the event in 197 ...

  7. Stevie Wonder May Headline Glastonbury Fest

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder and alt-rock band Muse could join U2 as the headline acts at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival this summer. Organizer Michael Eavis discussed the acts to play the 40th anniversary event, held on June 23-27, during a session at the Event ...

  8. Glastonbury 2010 Ticket Details Confirmed

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival have confirmed that tickets for the 2010 event will go on sale at 9am on Oct. 4. The festival will run June 23-27. The line-up is traditionally announced nearer the time after tickets have sold ou ...

  9. Glastonbury Gets 1.9 Million Ratings Peak

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur's headline set at Glastonbury got 1.9 million viewers for the BBC's live coverage of the final night of the festival. Blur, who reformed for summer dates, wrapped the 170,000-capacity event on the Pyramid Stage in Some ...

  10. Glastonbury Deposit Scheme Back For 2010

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis says his new deposit scheme will "definitely" return in the fall for the 40th anniversary next year of the first ever Glastonbury festival. Last year the festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset str ...

  11. Eavis Honored At MIDEM For Green Glastonbury

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Eavis was presented with the MIDEM Green World award in Cannes, in recognition of the environmental achievements at the annual music festival. Eavis has organized Glastonbury since its launch in 1970 on his 500-acres dairy farm in Somerset ...

  12. Green World Award For Glastonbury Founder

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Eavis, founder of the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival, will receive a Green World Award at the MIDEM international music market in Cannes, which runs Jan. 18 to 21. The award, to be presented Jan. 19, recognizes the annual Glastonbury eve ...

  13. Glastonbury, Ting Tings Named U.K. Festival Favorites

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis' Glastonbury festival bounced back after a year of media scrutiny for slower ticket sales and his choice of a hip-hop act, Jay-Z, for headliner as the event won in three categories at this year's U.K. Festival Awards. At th ...

  14. Glastonbury Founder To Be Honored At Festival Awards

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury festival, will receive the outstanding contribution award at the U.K. Festival Awards held Oct. 30 at London's Indigo venue. Eavis established the iconic outdoor music event in 1970, originally as the ...

  15. Eavis Keen For 10 More Years At Glastonbury Helm

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis says he has the energy for another decade as maestro of Glastonbury Festival. Speaking to Billboard, the man behind Britain's most famous music event says he has no immediate plans to relinquish responsibilities for Glastonbury ...

  16. Glastonbury's $144 Million Effect

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It might not have the same box office potency as in years past, but the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival is still a serious money-spinner, according to the findings of a new report. The three-day live music carnival last year generated more than £ ...

  17. Glastonbury Re-Opens Ticket Registrations

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival organizers have taken the unprecedented step of re-starting the ticket-registration process, after tickets for the famous June 27-29 music event failed to sell out in typically-rapid fashion. Registration will re-open this aft ...

  18. ID Scheme Back For Glastonbury

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that a photo-ID registration system will again be in place for this summer's event on Jun. 27-29. The system was introduced last year in order to combat ticket touts (scalpers). Regis ...

  19. Winehouse, Mika Among Vodafone Awards Winners

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse, Mika and Arctic Monkeys were among the winners at tonight's Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The televised event, now in its second year, was staged at Brompton Hall in the Earls Court venue and featured performances from ...

  20. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  21. Eavis, Wenham To Be Lauded At MMF Roll Of Honour

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis and Assn. of Independent Music chair/CEO Alison Wenham are to be inducted into the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, to be held April 19 at London's Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis ...

  22. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The three-day event begins June 24. Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of the big ...

  23. Glastonbury Fest To Skip 2006

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's Glastonbury Festival will be the last for two years. Michael Eavis, organizer of the British fest, has decided to skip the event in 2006, saying he wants to allow residents a break from th This year's Glastonbury Festival wil ...

  24. Glastonbury Fest To Skip 2006

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's Glastonbury Festival will be the last for two years. Michael Eavis, organizer of the British fest, has decided to skip the event in 2006, saying he wants to allow residents a break from th This year's Glastonbury Festival wil ...

  25. Glastonbury To Honor John Peel

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival will honor the late John Peel by naming its new bands tent after the veteran broadcaster, the British festival's founder says. The Glastonbury Festival will honor the late John Peel by naming its new bands tent after ...

  26. U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival Adds Opera

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This year's Glastonbury Festival will feature opera for the first time in its 23-year history. This year's Glastonbury Festival will feature opera for the first time in its 23-year history. The English National Opera will stage the third ...