Michael Eavis reveals Glastonbury retirement date

United Kingdom United Kingdom | 22 June 2009

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, the farmer announced that he will hand over the running of the festival to his daughter and her fiancé Nick in 2011.

He said he had "two more full years" in charge insisting he still "[has] an important role to play.” The farmer said “Even if I go I'll worry about the drains, the rubbish, the recycling. There will be a gradual process of [Emily] and Nick taking it over."

Glastonbury Festival 2009 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 24-28 June.

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