Glastonbury nearly stopped in the 90s

By MediaMonkey

June 10, 2024

Emily Eavis has been talking to the BBC’s Sidetrack podcast, and she’s spoken about an era in the 90s when Glastonbury nearly stopped.

“My parents were always like, ‘This is the last one’,” she said, Everyone thought it was some sort of stunt to sell tickets but it wasn’t. They were genuinely like, ‘Well, we probably won’t do another…. Because they were going to retire and go on long cruises and things like that.”

However, when Jean Eavis sadly died in 1999: “My dad was like, ‘Oh, I think I might need the festival now’… My dad was like, ‘Listen, let’s keep it going.’… I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll help you’. Never did I think I’d still be here a few decades on.”

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