Somerset

Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis to grow wheat

  • 27 June 2011
  • From the section Somerset

Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis plans to grow wheat on his land when the festival takes a break next year.

Worthy Farm, where Glastonbury Festival is held, is used for grazing dairy cows which are are moved off the land in the run up to the festival.

He said: "We'll have fields of wheat next year and that might be a positive step for the world, as there's a wheat shortage as it is anyway."

The land will be ploughed and the wheat sown during Autumn this year.

"It'll be nice for the fields to have a change and for the village to have a break, and for me and the family and the farmworkers who run the farm."

This year, a new traffic route was introduced, which was credited for the lack of congestion coming into the site.

"People weren't held up in traffic jams for hours upon hours because we did it better, I don't know why, we had more access points and more car parks, so it was a huge improvement."

Glastonbury Festival will next be held in 2013.

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