Michael Eavis
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Bad news for die-hard festi fans this week – Michael Eavis has indicated he might end the famous Glastonbury Festival in the next few years or so.

Eavis, who owns the festival site at Worthy Farm, argued in an interview with The Times newspaper that music festivals were dying out, “partly due to economics” but also due to “a feeling that people have seen it all before.”

This will surely be news to the hundreds of thousands of revellers who donned their favourite music t-shirts recently and witnessed the triumph of Beyonce on the Pyramid Stage at this year’s Glasto, not to mention the other headline acts U2 and Coldplay. However, it is Eavis’s contention that these headliners cost so much they can almost bankrupt a music festival.

With the trend among many music lovers to smaller, more intimate festivals such as the Secret Garden Party, maybe we will see the final Glastonbury next year?

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