Anyone who has ever attended a music festival is well aware that the grounds in which they are held on often take a beating from days of people, trash and questionable weather. Glastonbury, in England, has tried to combat this by taking a break every five years — though it appears that may not be enough.
Festival founder Michael Eavis recently told BBC the festival may move come 2019 to allow the land (which happens to be his own farm) to recover. “We’ve got a wonderful product what we do and we can do it almost anywhere,” Eavis said. “I love my own farm,” he continued, “[but] I might have to move it eventually.”
The new location would be about 100 miles “towards the Midlands” from its current home at the iconic Worthy Farm, according to Eavis. Setting up a secondary site would then allow for the festival to continue each year without the need for a break.
Eavis incepted Glastonbury in 1970 in effort to pay off a bank overdraft — clearly, the festival has since grown into a staple within the music industry. After nearly half a century, it’s importance to Eavis is evident: “I don’t want to lose it for ever, no way.”