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Where is Worthy Farm in Glastonbury and who are Michael and Emily Eavis? – The US sun

The GLASTONBURY Festival is one of the most famous events in the world.

It’s held at Worthy Farm every year and here’s the story behind the venue…

Worthy Farm in Somerset is home to Britain's most famous festival, Glastonbury

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Worthy Farm in Somerset is home to Britain’s most famous festival, GlastonburyPhoto credit: SWNS: South West News Service

Where is Worthy Farm and will Glastonbury 2022 be held there?

Located in the village of Pilton, Somerset, Worthy Farm is the birthplace of the nation’s most famous festival.

The festival is named after the quirky town of Glastonbury, the nearest major settlement and a 20 minute drive from the farm.

For one of South West England’s most famous events, the Glastonbury Festival, revelers flock to the normally quiet town.

The town of Glastonbury is known for its hippie and bohemian vibe, but locals have always had mixed feelings about the festival, which is as lucrative as it is inconvenient for locals to rent out vacant rooms and parking spaces.

The 2022 festival returns to the farm after being canceled since 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily

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Michael Eavis and his daughter EmilyPhoto credit: Adrian Sherratt – The Sunday Times

Who are Michael and Emily Eavis?

Michael Eavis, the 84-year-old founder of the Glastonbury Festival, is the owner of Worthy Farm.

These days, his youngest daughter Emily, 40, helms the event as the festival’s organizer – overseeing the line-up of music’s top names.

The pair are both deeply political, with left-wing activist Michael credited with inviting Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to speak at the festival in 2017.

Michael is a staunch Corbyn supporter and was the Labor candidate for the Wells constituency in the 1997 general election.

Every five years, Glasto takes a break to allow residents — and Worthy Farm — to recover

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Every five years, Glasto takes a break to allow residents — and Worthy Farm — to recoverPhoto credit: Getty Images

Why was the Glastonbury Festival founded?

Michael Eavis inherited the farm from his father in 1954, but it wasn’t until 15 years later that the idea of ​​hosting a festival came to him.

In 1969, Michael was inspired by a performance of Led Zeppelin at the Bath Festival of Blues and a year later ran his own Pilton Pop Folk & Blues Festival.

The following year the festival morphed into the Glastonbury Fair, which eventually grew into the Glastonbury Festival that so many people know and love today.

What started out as a small hippie get-together now attracts around 175,000 revelers every year.

Glastonbury is a major contributor to the local economy and much of the festival’s profits are donated to charities.

https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/1042733/glastonbury-festival-2022-worthy-farm/ Where is Worthy Farm in Glastonbury and who are Michael and Emily Eavis? – The US sun

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