Eavis Vs The Wombles

Michel Eavis has incurred the wrath of Mike Batt, Great Uncle Bulgaria and fans of The Wombles by declaring that he regrets that the band have been booked to play his festival.

The novelty band based on the 70’s children’s programme of the same name are set to play the Avalon Stage on Sunday (June 26th), but now Eavis has created tension by saying that he thinks booking them was ‘a bit of a mistake’.

According to the nme the festival’s founder said: ‘I've got about 25 stages and managers and bookers for each of the stages. I can't control every single one of them but I do get cross about that kind of thing,’

Wombles creator Mike Batt responded to Eavis’s comments saying he was ‘a bit surprised’ by them. He reasoned: ‘[Eavis] probably doesn’t realise what a fantastic live act The Wombles are.’ He continued, ‘Uncle Bulgaria told me he thinks Mr Eavis is probably perfectly aware that festivals like his are so popular because they offer an eclectic mix for everybody. It isn't very nice to think that you have been booked at a festival where you aren't welcome, but we hope Mr Eavis will pop along to the Avalon Stage on Sunday to check out the reaction for himself.’

It’s a shame that Eavis didn’t keep these furry creatures from Wimbledon Common on his good side. Everyone knows that they like to ‘make good use of bad rubbish’. They’d definitely have helped him clear up.

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