LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis announced that they have registered the name for a new festival that they are producing called Variety Bazaar.
The organisers say it will be separate from Glastonbury and will be staged at a different location, according to the BBC.
Eavis revealed the new event during a radio interview with Paul Cannon of Glastonbury FM, suggesting that the new festival represented a huge risk.
"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," he said.
Despite recent speculation about the future of the Glastonbury Festival and the impact that the new event may have on it, Emily Eavis reassured festival fans that the event would go on.
"We're still planning an event in the future at a different location – which we are calling Variety Bazaar. But Glastonbury Festival will always be called Glastonbury and will remain at Worthy Farm," she said, via Twitter.
While Eavis did not disclose a time-frame for the new event, 2018 seems likely. He has previously announced that Glastonbury would be on hiatus in 2018, allowing the festival grounds to recover, but said in December that due to his age, he didn't want to miss out on any festivals, and wanted to use the hiatus to stage "something special." – Staff Writers