As well as announcing 2017’s ticket sale dates, organisers say the music event at Worthy Farm, Somerset, will be taking a year off in 2018
As festival season draws to an end, Glastonbury is already making plans for another year. The festival has today announced details of its 2017 ticket sale dates, as well as confirming that 2018 will be a fallow year.
The news follows rumours of the event’s relocation – with founder Michael Eavis previously suggesting the festival might take place at Longleat in 2018. Glastonbury’s change of site has since been denied by the Wiltshire estate, according to the Telegraph. A statement posted by the festival organisers today explains:
“We can also confirm that we will be taking our next fallow year in 2018, in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off. There are no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018.”
Eavis has previously told a crowd at Oxford University that the festival was “looking to potentially move in 2017”. Although Glastonbury faced the worst rain and mud since the festival began 46 years ago at this year’s event, Eavis has also denied rumours that the festival might change date to avoid the bad weather.
Tickets for 2017’s event will go on sale from 6 October, with the festival taking place from 21 to 25 June 2017.
As part of the festival’s ongoing attempts to combat ticket touting, Glastonbury attendees must register in advance at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.