Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis confirms plans for new festival in 2019
Emily Eavis has announced plans for a brand new festival in 2019.
The Glastonbury organiser has confirmed that they are in the process of creating a new music event in addition to the annual Worthy Farm festival.
Hosted and organised by the Glastonbury team, Eavis has said that planning is still in the early stages and they’re not sure what ‘shape’ the festival will take.
Speaking to The Guardian, she said: “We are going to do a show somewhere else with the same team behind Glastonbury but it hasn’t got a name yet and we’re still not entirely sure what shape it’s going to take.
“For now we’re all [focused] on Worthy Farm. We’re not thinking too far down that road because we’re quite busy with this one at the moment.”
When asked about when the new festival would kick off, Eavis replied: “in 2019 or 2018, but probably 2019.”
“There will be all sorts of things popping up all the time. At the moment we’ve got a few Prince visual tributes and a few late night parties in Block 9 and various other places across the site,” she said.
“With Bowie we’re going to put the [Aladdin Sane] flash on the Pyramid stage. Obviously with his relationship with the festival going back so far to 1971, we really wanted to mark it as if it were his stage, because he had such a relationship with Glastonbury.”
Earlier this week, Michael Eavis confirmed that he had been in talks to secure Prince for the festival ahead of his death.
“I was going to meet his agent, it was all planned but it didn’t happen,” he told The Sun.
“His death was so sad. That’s a real star that we never had.”