FonctionFondateur & Directeur
Born and raised in Pilton in the West of England, he still lives on and runs the family farm of 150 acres and 60 cows that he inherited after his father died in 1958.
In the late sixties a new phenomena of outdoor music festivals began to catch on, and a casual visit to the Bath Blues festival persuaded him to have a go himself in 1970. In the beginning the festival didn’t make a profit but after eleven years it did, so Eavis and his family decided to look for good causes to support locally and around the world. Glastonbury is now the largest greenfield festival in the world, attended by around 175,000 people each year, and as Michael says, “Nowadays we aim at raising two million pounds for all sorts of ways to make the quality of life better than it is, at present, for millions of people.
In May 2014, The Music Industry Trusts (MITS) award recognised his achievements in staging live music and supporting charity. Michael Eavis has been honoured for his contribution to the music industry.