Is Glastonbury Festival changing its name forever?
The Internet isn't very happy about it.
Glastonbury Festival 2019 is upon us! Thousands of music lovers are already heading south west to see this year’s line-up of Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters to name a few – and revellers can expect some amazing secret sets from the likes of Lana Del Rey and Fleet Foxes.
But earlier this year we learned that the much-loved musical festival would be changing forever when Michael Eavis, the festival’s founder, announced his plans for a new name in 2019: Variety Bazaar.
The Glastonbury Festival, which takes place at Michael Eavis’ farm in Pilton, Somerset, has been going since 1970 and the news of a potential rebrand did not go down well online.
With the festival cancelled for 2019, plans were already afoot to uproot Glastonbury for 2019, moving from the 10,000-acre Eavis estate to 20 miles up the road due to land ownership issues. Rumours of a new name for when the festival returns, therefore, proved to be a step too far.
‘The Variety Bazaar,’ Eavis announced. ‘It’s a good name, don’t you think? But presented by The Glastonbury Festival Team. The Glastonbury Festival Team presents…the Variety Bazaar.’
‘I’ve been a risk taker all my life’ Eavis continued. ‘In 47 years of taking risks, so far touch wood, I haven’t come unstuck.
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