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Glastonbury's Founder Is Planning a New Event Called Variety Bazaar

by Marcus Barnes | @mgoldenbarnes Thu January 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM

2019 will see the advent of a new Glastonbury off-shoot, its owner Michael Eavis has revealed. The event, named Variety Bazaar, is set to take place away from the legendary Worthy Farm site but it will not be a replacement for the UK’s biggest and longest-running music festival, says his daughter Emily Eavis.

The news was announced by Michael Eavis on Glastonbury FM this week. He said: “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.”

His daughter Emily Eavis quickly followed the announcement with a statement via her Twitter account:

Glastonbury will take a break in 2018, giving the land a rest during its "fallow year," but 2017 is looking very promising with Radiohead at the top of the bill and The Sun has reported that Ed Sheeran and The Foo Fighters will be joining them.

And in 2019 it all kicks off again with Variety Bazaar as a brand new, exciting sidekick to Glasto, so make sure you get you finger on the trigger ready to grab some tickets when more information is revealed.