Glastonbury Festival to change name for relocation in 2019

Glastonbury Festival Credit: Credit:PA

Glastonbury Festival will be renamed The Variety Bazaar during its relocation away from Somerset, Michael Eavis has announced.

The festival is due to move to a new unknown site in 2019 and will be known as the The Glastonbury Festival team presents The Variety Bazaar.

The festival's organisers have said that the new name will only be used when the event isn't being held at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

The move has raised some concerns, but organiser Michael Eavis says he is optimistic about the changes.

Speaking on Glastonbury FM, he said "I've been a risk taker all my life. In 47 years of taking risks, so far touch wood, I haven't come unstuck."

The festival, which was attended by 135,000 people last year, is scheduled to return to Worthy Farm in 2020.

This year's festival - which takes place from 21-25 June - will see Radiohead perform on the Pyramid Stage.