FEARS the Glastonbury Festival was set to be renamed have been quashed by Emily Eavis.

During a radio interview, festival founder Michael Eavis had inadvertently caused controversy by suggesting a new name - Variety Bazaar - had been registered for the Somerset festival, held at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Previously, Mr Eavis suggested the event will move in 2019 to give the land at his Somerset farm a break - which is believed to be the event given the new name.

He told Glastonbury.FM: "I've got 22 landowners where I am now.

"I just wonder whether the next generation will want to negotiate with so many people.

"It's a very difficult job to hold it together."

Clarifying the situation regarding a decision which could see the festival move to a location '100 miles north' in 2019, Mr Eavis would not be drawn on the potential new venue.

"It's a little bit of a secret. Halfway to the Midlands from here ... and there's only one landowner," he said.

He added: "We're calling it The Variety Bazaar - we've registered the name, actually.

"It's a good name, don't you think?

"The Glastonbury team present: The Variety Bazaar."

After the interview co-organiser Emily, Mr Eavis' daughter, clarified the comments.

She posted on Twitter: "We're still planning an event in the future at a different location - which we are calling Variety Bazaar.

"But Glastonbury Festival will always be called Glastonbury and will remain at Worthy Farm."

The confusion came after Mr Eavis said recently the event was to move.

He told the BBC a possible proposal would see the festival, which attracts around 177,000 people to the county, move "towards the Midlands" in a bid to help protect the main site and could happen every five years to allow the site at Worthy Farm to recover.

"I'm arranging to move the show [but] it would be a huge loss to Somerset if it went there forever," he said.

"We've got a wonderful product what we do and we can do it almost anywhere.

"I love my own farm... I might have to move it eventually.

"Most people are on side now and it's a wonderful, wonderful boost for the whole of Somerset and beyond as well.

"I don't want to lose it forever, no way."

The Glastonbury Festival first took place in September 1970 and is set to take a fallow year in 2018.

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