Glastonbury Festival boss and founder Michael Eavis has revealed that Glastonbury 2013 will have a greater sense of freedom. According to an interview with NME, being able to take the entertainment license back in house having ended the decade-long affiliation with Melvin Benn (Festival Republic) has opened doors for new beginnings. Glastonbury Festival is back in the hands of the organisers, and there will be no new major promotion company taking the reigns.
Eavis states: ’We’ve actually changed the structure quite a bit, the management. We’re managing the licensing, the health and safety ourselves now, 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 in to a new era now and it’s very exciting. Will there be a new sense of freedom? You bet there will be.’
And of course, what else would a Glastonbury announcement be without a rumour mill stirring up new gossip. The farmer-turned-festival-boss has added weight to the rumour that The Stone Roses will be making an appearance, saying: ’I'm very keen on The Stone Roses – I always have been. They played at Pilton Party for 300 people in 1995, which is the year they cancelled 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.’
We’ll see – tickets go on sale on October 7th and following that the line up will slowly reveal itself. At the moment it’s early days, but we in the Phestival office are excited for announcements and rumours to circulate!