Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis awarded UCA degree
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has been awarded an honorary degree from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Kent.
He received the Master of Arts degree at Guildford Cathedral, in Surrey, for services to the creative arts.
Honorary degrees were also received by Hollywood director Gareth Edwards and graphic designer Adrian Shaughnessy.
Mr Eavis said: "It's fabulous to receive this honour from such a formidable institution such as UCA."
He added: "I'm just a dairy farmer so it's fantastic to receive an academic award like this from a creative university that plays a part at Glastonbury Festival.
"It still amazes me that 200,000 people still want to go to my festival without knowing who is playing or what the weather is going to be like."
UCA first had a presence at Glastonbury in 2009 and has returned both years since to offer festival-goers free creative arts workshops.
Dr Simon Ofield-Kerr, vice-chancellor at UCA, said: "The Glastonbury Festival is a national treasure and continues to promote the creative arts to a wide and varied audience.
"Michael has done a tremendous job of organising this culturally-important event for more than 40 years while also staying true to his core values and raising millions of pounds for charity."
The ceremony was held on Wednesday.