It's one of the best villages in the country to live in.". ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Michael Eavis with his dairy herd at Worthy Farm, which hosts Glastonbury Festival, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. ", Councillor Matthew Martin, however, argued: "In my inexperienced mind, surely it's better to have cows going over that road for half an hour at a time, rather than have a tractor moving up and down the country lanes?". The Mutoid Waste Company’s dystopian wreckage sculptures hosted pagan-industrial metal-banging dances throughout the night. Affordable housing officer at Mendip District Council, Nina Richards, said back in December that delivering homes at a reasonable price was a challenge for councils. Long may his enthusiasm continue! It was dark when I got there, and I just danced for 14 hours, watched an amazing summer sunrise and carried on well into the next day. At some point in the late 80s – though no one remembers exactly when – Glastonbury festival became a nexus of the traveller, free party and acid-house scenes, and the festival was never the same again, Last modified on Sun 30 Jun 2019 09.44 EDT. Contra the idea he hated dance music, Eavis didn’t really know what it was: “He thought it was Massive Attack and Portishead!” says Haynes. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Filter appointments Filter appointments Current appointments Total number of appointments 1 Date of birth October 1935. The trees will one day form a screen between the A361 – a key route to the festival each year – and the houses at Maggie's Farm. They'll never be sold. Michael EAVIS. It will have a significant visual impact - a two-metre hedge will not shield an 11.5-metre building. The milking cows are kept in the Worthy Farm "Moo-tel" during Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Festival 2019: The FULL and detailed line-up schedule including all acts, bands, performers and DJs, Glastonbury weather: Met Office advises festival-goers to take wellies as forecast 'hangs in balance', Emily Eavis claims BBC’s fixation on mud at Glastonbury Festival makes it seem worse than it is, Major road near Yeovil town centre to close for week of roadworks, It is one of the busiest residential streets in the town, Body found on former Lidl site in Taunton, Police do not think her death is suspicious, Coronavirus: The 20 Somerset neighbourhoods with the largest COVID-19 outbreaks, A total of 629 new cases have been confirmed across the county in the last week, Woman and children threatened by boy with knife in Bridgwater park, The incident happened in the park on Chamberllin Avenue, Pub-goers stunned as 85 cows stampede through town centre, Police were called out to bring the unusual incident under control, Worle High Street closed after crash - live updates, Somerset records 160 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, North Somerset saw the biggest rise in cases, Police chase BMW 'dangerous driver' before it drove wrong way down ring-road, The car ended up going down the A4174 the wrong way, Locals' anger at plans to turn village pub near Taunton into housing, The pub has been on the market for the last six years, Bargain Buys to close down with 20 per cent off everything, "I'll probably get lynched but let's have a Lidl or Aldi", Cars damaged after BMW was driven wrong way down ring-road, Woman left with 'life changing' injuries after crash, A Mercedes and two motorcyclists were involved in the crash, Closure of Wells mental health ward 'ill thought out' and coming at 'absolutely the wrong time', The closure of the ward was announced in January, Isle of Wight Nave Andromeda mission: Helicopters used in operation thought to be from Somerset, Wildcat and Merlin helicopters were seen leaving a Somerset airbase on Sunday afternoon, Huge police presence in Somerset car park, Seven police vehicles, two fire engines and two ambulances were parked in Taunton's Crescent Car Park, The micropub that's thrived during the coronavirus pandemic, The micropub covers just 40 square metres, Thieves steal mobile phones, tablets and smart watches from shop, Discount store to close down - sale launched, Somerset cricket legend's granddaughter is Miss England hopeful, Imani-Jayne Botham, 19, hopes to be crowned Miss England, Moment meteorite shooting across sky captured on doorbell camera, You would have had to be up early to catch a glimpse of this shooting star. People would come in, drop their rucksacks and not leave – because there was everything they needed: music, drugs, food, and haybales to sleep on if they needed.” They were not officially welcome at the festival – “Eavis hated acid house” says Power – but were given a nod and wink by the ground staff. Phil and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury in 1995. (NB: This article was first published on Friday, April 7.).