Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next year’s European Festival Awards. The ceremony will be held at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival on 11 Jan. Commenting on the announcement, Eavis said: “After 41 years, to win something of this magnitude is something to be incredibly proud of. To still be doing this after that amount of time is no mean feat”.
Festival Awards Ltd MD James Drury added: “Since founding one of the most famous and long lasting festivals in the world, Michael has dedicated his life to Glastonbury and the millions of festival goers which have attended the event over its 41 year history. Glastonbury is the grandfather of the incredible festival market which Europe enjoys, and Michael is cited as an inspiration by almost every festival organiser I speak to across the world. This is why he is so deserving of this honour”.
Talking of all things Festival Awards, read our interview with Drury, conducted ahead of this year’s UK Festival Awards last month, here.