Glasto Festival Joins Tsunami Appeal
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has announced plans for a “substantial project” to be organised around the 2005 event, to raise money to provide aid to those devastated by the tsunami in South-East Asia.
Alongside Glastonbury’s traditional enormous amount of charity work and fundraising for organisations such as Oxfam, Greenpeace, Make Trade Fair, Water Aid and Forest Futures, Eavis has explained he intends to stage something for victims of the Asian tsunami.
“We are trying to do something, but it’s a big secret at the moment,” Eavis explained to the Wells Journal earlier this week, “I am trying to identify something like buying boats or constructing a causeway.”
"I want a project which will improve the quality of life for those affected," he continued, “I am not talking about a small sum of money but something that will be a substantial project, and I would like to go out there and see the progress being made on it."
The Glastonbury Festival (if it’s granted a license - the hearing takes place on Monday January 17 at 6.00pm) will take place on June 24, 25 and 26. Bands who are reported (though no officially confirmed) to appear include Bloc Party, The Streets, Franz Ferdinand and Snow Patrol.
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