Glastonbury founder Michael Eaves has called the conditions for Glastonbury 2016 as the worst conditions for the music festival ever.
With the heaviest rainfall in the festival’s history, the entire region’s supply of woodchip disappearing under the flowing mud and rain. Eaves said: “Every single bit of woodchip in the south of England, all of it is here over 1,000 acres. I’ve never seen mud like it in the whole life. This is worse than 1997. In all 46 years, it hasn’t been as bad as this.”
Eaves didn’t think the poor weather had damaged the festival at all however, and passionately spoke about how he drove around the entire sight to find 180,000 festival-goers still enjoying themselves. Eaves added: “I drove round the whole site last night. It took right up until 4.30am and the sun was up and there was just thousands of happy people with smiles on their faces despite the adverse conditions.”
The festival founder also finally quashed rumours of a longer-term future of the festival moving to Longleat, the chosen ‘guest’ location for the 2018 festival. Eaves confirmed: “We will be doing something hopefully in 2019, but they [Longleat] came this weekend to look and they are not that impressed. This is the home of the festival as far as I’m concerned forever.”
Glastonbury finishes tonight with Coldplay headlining. Watch highlights of Saturday’s headline act Adele below: