Glastonbury May Take a Year Off in 2026, Says Festival Organizer Emily Eavis

Glastonbury is most likely taking a year off in 2026, according to Emily Eavis, the festival's lead organizer.

Eavis, the daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, recently appeared on BBC's Sidetracked podcast and discussed an anticipated fallow year for the iconic English music festival 2026, citing a desire to give its grounds at Worthy Farm "a rest."

"We are due a fallow year," Eavis said of Glastonbury, which annually attracts the foot traffic of roughly 200,000 people. "The fallow year is important because it gives the land a rest, and it gives the cows a chance to stay out for longer and reclaim their land."

The festival's organizers have given the land a chance to recover by virtue of a fallow year before, most recently in 2018. Eavis said a year off would also give Glastonbury's staff a chance to rest after keeping the massive festival running for seven years straight.

"I think it's important. I think it gives everybody time to just switch off and the public as well. Then you kind of go away for a bit and it feels lovely when you come back. And I think it's quite good not to be seen to be cashing in."

The next Glastonbury Festival will take place June 26-30, 2024 at Worthy Farm. Set to take the stage are Coldplay, SZA, Disclosure, Bloc Party, Jamie xx, LCD Soundsystem and many more. 

Eavis has not yet officially confirmed whether or not Glastonbury will take 2026 off at the time of this writing.

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