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Glasto future 'under threat' after new site falls through

Glasto future 'under threat' after new site falls through

Glastonbury Festival's future is under threat, following an announcement today that the prospective site at Longleat has fallen through.

Organiser Michael Eavis suggested that a relocation to the Wiltshire site may be completed by 2019, as their are land ownership issues and safety concerns over a gas pipe at the current site. However, Lord Bath - owner of the site - has been overruled by his son Viscount Weymouth in his decision to host the festival.

“Longleat probably won’t happen anymore,” Eavis is quoted as saying. “Lord Bath is really keen. I went to him because I knew him when he was a boy. But he and his son aren’t agreeing, and they don’t speak very much, so it’s hard to make decisions. I haven’t been able to sit down with all of them at the same time”.

“They said to clean up all that mud, they’d have to restrict the whole of the operations at Longleat for about three months and it’s too expensive,” Eavis is also quoted as saying, referring to the excessive mud issues that the festival and its visitors attracts, something that is the Viscount's gravest concerns. " I fear for the future of Glastonbury."

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