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Gas main breakage fears could see Glastonbury Festival change location

A gas pipe running under Worthy Farm, the location of the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, could force the event to move, Western Daily Press has reported.

Founder Michael Eavis said the local council is concerned that the pipe could be fractured by the weight of people dancing on the land above.

Mr Eavis, who has already said the festival may have to move from Pilton because he has to rent fields from other landowners, says he has earmarked another site “20 miles up the road”.

In an interview, Mr Eavis admitted he had been looking into alternative sites because it was becoming increasingly difficult to find the room for his tented city, which caters for a population twice the size of Bath, and revealed that he does not own the land the Pyramid Stage is on.

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