Glastonbury’s future not in doubt, says Eavis

Michael Eavis has moved to dampen speculation about the future of Glastonbury Festival after daughter Emily suggested its days were numbered.

Emily cast doubt over the future of the world famous festival by suggesting that this year's bash could be the last.

Asked whether Glastonbury has a limited time span, she told Orange World: "Yeah I probably do to be honest.

"We had a kind of retrospective time during Christmas, talking about it and whether it's a long term thing. I kinda feel that we should ply everything into this as if it be the last.

"It's a risky, risky business and it would be nice to think, to know, that it could go on forever, (but) I don't know if that's possible."

But father Michael has reassured fans by saying her comments were taken out of context and that the festival would be safe for years to come.

He said the phrase "treat it as if it is the last" is a family phrase and did not mean that the 2008 event would signal the festival's end.

Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset, from 27-29 June. Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve headline and Neil Diamond, Hot Chip, CSS, British Sea Power, Elbow and Leonard Cohen will also be playing.