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Glastonbury is going to leave Worthy Farm in 2019

Shock move from historic site

Glastonbury is going to leave Worthy Farm in 2019

After 46 years at Worthy Farm, it seems that Michael Eavis is finally going to give his cows a bit of an extended peace and quiet.

The Glastonbury Festival founder has revealed that they are currently in talks with Longleat Safari Park, a venue 20 miles away from its existing site, with a view to the festival moving there in 2019.

80-year-old Eavis told ITV News: "We haven’t done so yet, but they’re quite keen. I want to move there in 2019 basically. Worthy Farm is very warm, it’s full of atmosphere and character and history as well, but I really do need an alternative site, no doubt about it."

Longleat issued a statement confirming the news, but added an important note that it would potentially be just a one-off move. 

"We are in very early discussions with the festival team about the option of the festival moving to Longleat for a single year some time in the future," they wrote. "It is on a very, very preliminary level at this time though. We don’t have anything else to add."

Eavis has previously explained the issue of hosting the festival on a site where he does not actually own all of the land.

He told Sky News, "Where the Pyramid [stage] is and all the land around it is owned by other people, so that could be a problem long-term. I may have to find a site that’s bigger and is all under the control of one person. That’s the ideal situation, so that might happen in the long-term."

So what will the potential lineup be for 2019? This is what we're thinking...

[Images: Rex]