THE Glastonbury Festival distributed more than £3 million to good causes after the 2017 event, it has been announced.

The landmark figure is the largest in the Somerset festival's history, breaking the £3m mark for the first time.

"This included £2.35m to our three main supported organisations, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid," said organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.

"In addition, more than £750,000 was distributed between hundreds of worthy causes, both local and national, including schools, sports groups, CND groups, carnival clubs etc.

"We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed by coming to the 2017 festival and to all the incredible volunteers whose support and time makes these donations possible."

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After a fallow year in 2018, the festival returns to Worthy Farm, Pilton, between June 26 and 30.