Eavis receives CBE from Queen, fields questions about mud
This article is from 2007.
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis was questioned by the Queen about his muddy fields when he accepted his CBE at Buckingham Palace.
The 72-year-old later recounted the experience: ‘I said it’s a very lovely farm and was looking splendid now.’
She said ‘good’.
Mr Eavis set up the Glastonbury festival in 1970 – he charged £1 for admission and offered free milk from his dairy herd to attract punters.
Some 1,500 people were at the event, which was then known as the Pilton Festival.
Last year Glastonbury was attended by 170,000 people, while highly sought-after tickets were priced at around £150.