'The headline is: Put away your wellies, the festival frenzy is coming to an end, says Glastonbury founder
They quote Eavis as saying: "It's on the way out. We've probably got another three or four years. It's a very scary business. Womad and Latitude are not selling out. Partly it's economics, but there is a feeling that people have seen it all before."
"We sell out only because we get huge headliners. In the year Jay-Z played nearly went bankrupt. I don't see the market will be there in the future."
The report says that Latitude (next weekend) still has 1000 tickets available. Reading/Leeds has 40% of tickets available. Hop Farm only sold 20,000 of 50,000.
Tickets for Reading are available on Viagogo for £120 (down from £192.50)
efestival's quoted as saying:
"Festivals aren't being adventurous enough with their choice of headliners. Download has pretty much the same six headline bands on repeat."' '