Glastonbury clean-up begins as 175,000 people leave site

For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

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Eavis to keep Glastonbury going for 'a few more years'

Michael Eavis is hoping to keep Glastonbury going for "a few more years," the 78-year old farmer who has been running the festival for 44 years said.

"Myself, I think I can run another six years, which would take me up to about 50 years.. and then see what happens after that."

People watch the Manic Street Preachers perform Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Mr Eavis, who organises the mammoth event with his daughter Emily, said he remained hopeful that Prince would one day play.

"We're always having a go at Prince, but you know it's up to him whether he wants to do it or not.

Glastonbury has been hailed as a "great success," despite the mud Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Festival goers watch a laser show and pyrotechnics at the Arcadia arena Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

"Most of the people in the world want to play here so I did ask him to hop on the train and come down to Castle Cary station and I'll show him around the farm some time.

"It hasn't been taken up yet though."

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