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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 09:54 GMT 10:54 UK
Michael Eavis
Michael Eavis
Michael Eavis at Glastonbury

In a Hardtalk interview broadcast on Tuesday 19 June, Stephen Sackur spoke to Michael Eavis, the organiser of the Glastonbury Festival.

From its beginnings as a concert in a field in 1970, the Glastonbury Festival has become the largest greenfield arts and music event in the world.

Michael Eavis calls himself a dairy farmer by trade, but this year's festival will see 177,000 people crowd onto his family farm to watch some of the biggest names in rock.

But with cash machines on site, a huge metal fence to keep out gatecrashers and an increasing corporate presence, can Glastonbury keep its soul?

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 0430 GMT 0930 GMT 1430 GMT 1930 GMT 0030 GMT.

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 0430 and 2330.

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