We're pleased to report that Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis is one of just a handful of Brits who have made it onto TIME magazine's annual list of “the world’s 100 most influential people”, where is included in the Heroes & Icons category. Chris Martin of Coldplay has written a heartfelt appreciation of Michael which will appear in the new issue of TIME, published on May 1st. Click here to read it on TIME's website.
Says Michael Eavis: “I’ve put in thirty-nine years and things have worked out incredibly well in that time. So I’m flattered and maybe a little embarrassed to make it onto this list. We’ve been awarded the best festival in the world by Pollstar in the USA for the last four years, so that must count for something over there. What’s really important too is that I’m a non-conformist. It’s all about kicking against the traces and making it work…”