The organisers of massive music festival Glastonbury have today announced a new festival, named Variety Bazaar. The festival will be separate to Glastonbury, being held on entirely different dates and at a different location.
This news is not expected to impact Glastonbury, but festival organiser Michael Eavis admitted to Paul Cannon of Glastonbury FM that he was taking a huge risk with a new festival, stating: ‘I’ve been a risk taker all my life. I mean 47 years of taking risks really and so far touch wood, I haven’t come unstuck so far. This might be one risk too far, I don’t know.’
This news comes after the statement announcing Glastonbury would be taking a break in 2018, ‘in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off.’
Emily Eavis, organiser of Glastonbury did move to reassure Glasto fans that the festival would continue, commenting: ‘We’re still planning an event in the future at a different location – which we are calling Variety Bazaar. But Glastonbury Festival will always be called Glastonbury and will remain at Worthy Farm.’
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