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Michael Eavis

English dairy farmer and the founder of the Glastonbury Festival

Michael Eavis CBE[1] (born Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis; 17 October 1935) is an English dairy farmer. He is the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, which takes place at his farm in Pilton, Somerset.

Michael Eavis
Eavis in 2005
Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis

(1935-10-17) 17 October 1935 (age 84)
OccupationFarmer, businessman
Known forFounding Glastonbury Festival
ChildrenEmily Eavis and four others
Parent(s)Michael and Jean Eavis


  1. "To be Ordinary Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order". London Gazette (Supplement No. 1). 16 June 2007. p. 7. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

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