(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis and Association of Independent Music chair/CEO Alison Wenham will be inducted into the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour on April 19 at London’s Hilton Hotel.
Eavis will be credited by the MMF for his achievements as the organizer of the legendary festival, established on his west England dairy farm in 1970. It is now one of the most popular international music events, drawing top acts and crowds of over 120,000.
“It’s quite thrilling to know that after 34 years of organized chaos, I am deemed worth of this award,” Eavis said in a statement.
Wenham will be honored by the MMF for her “impressive and groundbreaking work” at AIM, the London-based independent labels’ trade body.
Wenham has led AIM as chair/CEO since it was incorporated at the beginning of 1999. The trade body was established as the first viable representative body for U.K. indie labels since Umbrella in the late 1980s. Under her leadership, AIM has developed into an influential lobby group which has fought numerous battles on behalf of its members. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers