Michael Eavis, CBE – founder of the Glastonbury Festival – has become Patron of Somerset Day alongside His Grace the Duke of Somerset, in advance of this year’s celebrations, which take place on Thursday May 11th across the county.
Somerset Day celebrates and champions all that Somerset has to offer for those who work live and play within the county, and it marks the date that King Alfred the Great roused the people of Somerset to rise up and defeat the invading Danish Army in the year 878.
Michael Eavis is the English dairy farmer who, in 1970, founded the world-renowned Glastonbury Festival, which still takes place on his farm in Pilton, Somerset.
Speaking of his new role as Somerset Day Patron, Eavis says: “Somerset is a county full of entrepreneurs and people who don’t take NO for an answer. This place, where I was born, has given me the chance to do things that I wouldn’t have got away with anywhere else!”
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