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Michael Eavis on taking "Glasto" out of Glastonbury

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, the founder of the Glastonbury Festival says he may have to move the event somewhere else - because landowners want an ever-increasing slice of money for renting their land.

Michael Eavis says it is becoming more and more difficult to negotiate terms and it would be hard for him to hit his target of raising £2 million for charity this year.

He also said that the planned break in the festival for 2017 had been scrapped.

You can watch David Woodland's report here:


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Glastonbury will take place in 2017 after all

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has been speaking exclusively to our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland Credit: ITV News

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Michael Eavis has revealed that the festival, which was due to take a year off in 2017 to allow the land to recover, will be taking place after all.

The fallow year has simply been postponed until 2018.

It's all to do with the negotiations with local farmers for the use of their land. So there will be a festival in 2016 and 2017 and then a break in 2018.

To find out more of what the festival founder told us, click here.

Elton John back to perform in Cornwall after 30 years

Sir Elton John will be performing at the Eden Project tonight. Credit: Newspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

The excitement is building as Cornwall prepares to welcome one of the biggest names in rock to its biggest music venue, the Eden Project, tonight.

It will be the first time Sir Elton John has performed in Cornwall in 30 years, and it's no surprise the event's 6,000 tickets were snapped up in minutes when they went on sale last December.

He's at the Eden Project for two nights as part of the attraction's summer session of concerts. Last time it was the Cornwall Coliseum, which has since been demolished.

We'll be at Eden live tonight, bringing you all the excitement from what is set to be one of the highlights of the Eden Sessions' 13-year history.

Sir Elton joins an illustrious list of more than 70 acts who have performed here since they began in 2002.

Eden Project founder Tim Smit speaking to ITV West Country's Ian Axton next to the stage where Elton John is performing tonight. Credit: ITV News


Devon's Jo Pavey tops West Country's honours list

Jo Pavey celebrating winning the Women's 10000m Final at the European Championships 2014 Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Devon runner Jo Pavey has been awarded an MBE for services to athletics.

The 41 year old mum-of-two won the 10,000m gold medal at the European Championships last year, and has competed in the Olympics four times.

1,163 people were honoured this year - 70% of those were recognised for their community work. Our reporter John Andrews went to meet some of the West Country's local heroes.

"I feel very blessed" says west country actor after winning major award

An actor from Devon who studied in Somerset has won a major award in the United States.

Alex Sharp from Sidmouth was presented with a Tony Award for 'Best Leading Actor' in New York last night.

The 25-year-old was recognised for his performance as boy with autism in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' on Broadway.

Alex attended Yeovil College and it was his first professional role.

Devon actor wins Tony Award for Curious Incident

Alex Sharp at last night's Tony Awards in New York. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

An actor from Devon has won a Tony Award for his performance in the stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

25-year-old Alex Sharp from Sidmouth scooped the prestigious prize, which honours the best performances on Broadway, for playing the lead role of Christopher in the adaptation of the popular book.

The play also won also won Best Direction and Best Play.

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Full Glastonbury 2015 lineup revealed

Florence + The Machine are playing on Friday. Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

The full lineup for Glastonbury 2015 has been revealed - check out the big stages below.


Pyramid Stage

  • Foo Fighters
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Motörhead
  • Mary J Blige
  • Alabama Shakes
  • James Bay
  • Chronixx
  • Michael Clark

Other Stage

  • Rudimental
  • Mark Ronson
  • The Courteeners
  • The Vaccines
  • Jungle
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Everything Everything
  • The Cribs
  • Special guests

West Holts

  • Hot Chip
  • Caribou
  • Run the Jewels
  • The Gaslamp Killer
  • Kasai Allstars
  • Marcos Valle
  • Dorian Concept
  • The Cambodian Space Project

The Park Stage

  • Super Furry Animals
  • Jamie xx
  • Sharon van Etten
  • Wolf Alice
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Glass Animals
  • Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Pussy Riot in conversation
  • Rhodes

John Peel Stage

  • Enter Shikari
  • Modestep
  • Circa Waves
  • Peace
  • Chet Faker
  • The Districts
  • Leon Bridges
  • Rainy Boy Sleep
  • Hinds
  • Weaves

Acoustic Stage

  • Christy Moore
  • The Proclaimers
  • Wilko Johnson
  • JD McPherson
  • Duke Special
  • Stornoway
  • Red Sky July
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Ben Poole
  • Terry & Gerry


Pyramid Stage

  • Kanye West
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Paloma Faith
  • Burt Bacharach
  • George Ezra
  • The Waterboys
  • Courtney Barnett
  • The Unthanks with Charles Hazlewood and his Orchestra

Other Stage

  • Deadmau5
  • Ben Howard
  • The Maccabees
  • Clean Bandit
  • Ella Eyre
  • Young Fathers
  • Azealia Banks
  • Frank Turner
  • Swim Deep

West Holts

  • The Mothership Returns: George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & the Family Stone
  • Todd Terje and the Olsens
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Gregory Porter
  • Soil and Pimp Sessions
  • Sinkane
  • Jane Weaver
  • KOG and the Zongo Brigade

The Park Stage

  • Jon Hopkins
  • Spiritualized
  • Mavis Staples
  • Father John Misty
  • Kate Tempest
  • Gaz Coombes
  • Giant Sand
  • Ibeyi
  • Eaves
  • Flo Morrissey

John Peel Stage

  • Suede
  • La Roux
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Jessie Ware
  • Years and Years
  • The Pop Group
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Slaves
  • Coasts
  • Sunset Sons
  • Isaac Lee-Kronick

Acoustic Stage

  • The Moody Blues
  • Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack & Andy Fairweather Low
  • Texas
  • Tom Robinson
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
  • The Lost Brothers
  • Jarrod Dickenson
  • Bobby Long
  • Chelsey Chambers


Pyramid Stage

  • The Who
  • Paul Weller
  • Alt-J
  • Lionel Richie
  • Patti Smith
  • Hozier
  • Songhoy Blues
  • Burtle Silver Band

Other Stage

  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Jamie T
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Future Islands
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Palma Violets
  • Adam Cohen
  • Soak
  • Rivals Sons

West Holts

  • Flying Lotus
  • FKA twigs
  • Roy Ayers
  • Steel Pulse
  • Cumbia All Stars
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Flaming Gods

The Park Stage

  • Ryan Adams
  • Goat
  • The Fall
  • Perfume Genius
  • Fat White Family
  • The Staves
  • Rae Morris
  • Jack Garratt
  • Denai Moore
  • Rag N Bone Man

John Peel Stage

  • FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks)
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Charli XCX
  • Django Django
  • Alvvays
  • Prodes
  • Saint Raymond
  • Mini Mansions
  • Gengahr
  • Lucy Kitchen

Acoustic Stage

  • Donovan
  • Jack Savoretti
  • Eric Bibb
  • The Bootleg Beatles
  • Gretchen Peters
  • Ron Sexsmith
  • Grant-Lee Philipps
  • The Shires
  • Olivia Chaney
  • Lucas & King
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