Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis is to be honoured by the music industry for his outstanding contribution.
The 78-year-old farmer, who first hosted an event on his land in Somerset in 1970, will be recognised for his achievements at a special fundraising dinner .
The award has been organised by the Music Industry Trusts (MITS) and will take place on November 3.
This summer's Glastonbury will be headlined by the likes of Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian next month.
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis is to open this year's Oxjam Charity concert in Glastonbury. The event which raises money for Oxfam will feature lots of bands including international singers and competitions winners.
The event is being held at the Red Brick Building from 12pm until 11pm. The event is free but all donations collected on the day will go to Oxfam.
The Organiser of the Glastonbury Festival judged the cheese making competition at the Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet on Wednesday
Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis is to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Creative Arts.
He'll be presented with the degree at Guildford Cathedral next month for his services to the arts. Mr Eavis founded the festival in 1970 and today it's largest greenfield music and arts festival, raising millions for good causes.
Glastonbury Festival's Michael Eavis gives his reaction to the news that Glastonbury Tor will feature in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.