We’re pleased to report that Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis, is to be honoured with the 23rd Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). This prestigious annual music award is presented to Michael “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the UK’s live music industry and many charitable causes”. The Award will be presented on Monday 3 November at a gala dinner in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust.
David Munns OBE, chairman of the MITS Award committee, said: “We are delighted to honour Michael Eavis with the Music Industry Trusts Award for 2014. We honour him as the creator of the world renowned Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield festival in the world, attended by over 175,000 each year and raising millions of pounds for charities. Through his tireless dedication, Glastonbury has become an important landmark in the cultural life of this country, with its influence spreading well beyond these shores. On 3 November his many friends and admirers in the music industry will be there at the Award presentation to show their support and celebrate a true visionary.”
Said Michael Eavis: “When I set out on this crazy hippy trip 44 years ago, little did I know how this roller coaster would run. But now I have to pinch myself every morning when I wake up to the excitement of another day – heading up a team of the most creative artists anywhere in the world.”