Festival goers won’t be heading to Worthy Farm in 2018, after it was revealed that Glastonbury is taking a year out.
It was previously thought that the festival would move to another location in 2018, but organisers of the festival have now confirmed that the event will not be taking part at all during their fallow year.
Writing on the festival’s official website, organisers said: “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.”
Glastonbury traditionally takes time out every six years to allow for Worthy Farm recover – the last fallow year was in 2012.
It was previously thought that the festival would move to Longleat Safari Park for a one-off event, as a way of testing out possible new sites for a permanent move.
Michael Eavis previously explained that a gas pipe which runs under the Worthy Farm site in Somerset has begun causing health and safety concerns.
“If everyone dances on it at the same time, it could break the pipe in theory,” said Eavis. As he’s unable to move the pipe, he fears he may have to permanently find a new home for the festival. “It’s becoming very, very tricky to have it here,” he added.
This year’s festival was headlined by Muse, Adele and Coldplay.