Glastonbury Festival boss reveals it's a new exciting era for the Festival
with the licence back in house, and adds to The Stone Roses rumour
Tuesday 14th August 2012
Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has revealed that the Festival will have a greater sense of freedom next year according to an interview with the NME, (here), after being able to take the entertainment licence back in house after ending their decade-long association with Melvin Benn from Festival Republic.
Eavis is quoted as saying, "We've actually changed the structure quite a bit, the management. We're managing the licensing, the health and safety now ourselves, which means we're back driving the train again. We'll be back to how we were before the problems we had in the year 2000. We're venturing into a new era now and it's very exciting. Will there be more of a sense of freedom? You bet there will be."
His statement ends speculation that any other major promotion company would be taking on the licence for next year.
The dairy farmer also added weight to The Stone Roses for Glastonbury Festival rumour which we first mentioned in June, (here) telling the music magazine whilst watching them at Sziget festival last weekend that, "I'm very keen on The Stone Roses – I always have been. They played at Pilton Party for 300 people in 1995, which the year they cancelled on the main event and Pulp stepped in to replace them. I would like them to come back at some point. Are they a possible headliner for next year? I think it is possible, yeah."
The Stone Roses owe Glastonbury Festival a show after their billed appearance at the 25th anniversary of the first Festival was cancelled the week before the event, and they were replaced by Pulp, although they did as Eavis confirmed appear at the Pilton show for locals in September instead.
Glastonbury Festival took a year out this year, and will return next year from Wednesday 26th until Sunday 30th June 2013. Eavis added that next year will be the best one ever, saying "We've already got some acts confirmed, but I can't say who they are. There's not a shadow of a doubt – it will be the best festival we've ever done."
No acts are confirmed as yet for 2013. eFestivals will bring you the very latest rumours - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2013 rumours, updated as we receive information.
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