Michael Eavis is already planning Glastonbury's 50th anniversary in 2020

  • Michael Eavis is already planning Glastonbury's 50th anniversary in 2020

Michael Eavis is already planning Glastonbury's 50th anniversary in 2020

Glastonbury has been all about the music for the past five days but now it's all about clearing up the rubbish that has been left behind.

More than 1,000 volunteers have been drafted in to tackle the mountain of mess with organisers saying the clean up operation could take six weeks.

Once that's out of the way, the father daughter pairing have their eyes set on their new festival away from Worthy Farm, now operating under the working title Variety Bazaar.

Highlights of the musical extravaganza in Pilton, Somerset, have included Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Katy Perry and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The 514 food vendors on site had only been allowed to provide compostable plates, cups and cutlery, while glass was banned across the festival.

"We work incredibly hard with the event organisers and security teams each year to make sure we have everything covered and this year is testament to how well we work together".

"The farm needs a rest".

Glastonbury Festival will return in 2019, following a "fallow year" in 2018 to give Worthy Farm a chance to recover.

Avon and Somerset Police said crime figures were lower than last year, with 140 crimes reported by Sunday morning compared to 160 the previous year. "So does the village and the wildlife", he said.

However, Michael Eavis has now told The Guardian that he is "already regretting" the decision to take a year our and said that "there's one band I want to re-form - if they re-form, I'll change my mind".

Speaking to his festival's own Free Press, Eavis called the spin-off event "the last big gamble of my life", while confirming the new project is not being developed to replace the Glastonbury Festival itself.

"Half a century. It's an incredible feat actually. It's still very much in the planning stages, but we've got to be courageous enough to have a go".