Eavis gets another award – from America!

Michael Eavis at Glastonbury Festival 2004 by John Bownas
Michael Eavis at Glastonbury Festival 2004 by John Bownas

Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has received the International Music Festival Of The Year award by one of America's top music tour promoters, Pollstar.

The Worthy Farm owner received a phone call from the company’s London office confirming the accolade, which was announced at a prestigious presentation in Los Angeles last Friday (February 4). 

According to Eavis, the Glastonbury Festival has a popular following in America and each year sells video footage of the event to some of the country’s largest broadcasters.

Attributing their interest to the “old greenfield syndrome” he said: “The yanks all know where we are over here. This is a great accolade and a great tribute for a lifetime’s work.”

Last year, Glastonbury picked up gongs for ‘Best Major Festival’ and ‘Most Innovative Festival’ in the first ever UK Festival Awards.

It is the first time Glastonbury Festival has been recognised with an award by Pollstar, which each year honours those whose contributions have enhanced the live music experience. 

Previous winners have included Prince (for most creative stage production), the Royal Albert Hall, London (for the best international small venue of the year), and Wembley Arena, London (for best international large venue of the year).

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