Glastonbury Festival Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary – The New York Times

Glastonbury Festival Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary – The New York Times.

JUNE 26, 2015

Spotify has ranked Glastonbury as the world’s most influential festival, citing a 78 percent increase in music streams for its headliners in the two weeks following last year’s event. …

Last year the festival donated around £2 million to charities, including Oxfam, WaterAid, Greenpeace and local community projects.

“He could be really aloof and live in the Seychelles with boats and this and that, but he doesn’t,” said Steven Kearle, one of two managers on Mr. Eavis’s farm. A spokesman for the festival confirmed reports that Mr. Eavis took home £60,000 in personal income from the show last year.

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