Michael Eavis Pays Tribute To Glastonbury’s Robert Richards, Dead At 65

Robert Richards.
Courtesy of https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
– Robert Richards.
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said, he’s lost a “remarkable man”.

Robert Richards, a long-time member of the Glastonbury family, most recently in the role of commercial director, died Jan. 12, at the age of 65, after a short illness. 

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis penned the following tribute, which got published today on Glastonbury’s website: 
“Robert Richards died yesterday at Guy’s Hospital, London, after a short illness. He was 65.
“He worked for the Festival for over 30 years. His first job was setting up the information and CND campaigning stalls and he was the producer of Julien Temple’s Glastonbury film in 2006. In recent years, Robert has been responsible for partnerships, large commercial deals and sponsorship, and he helped secure the license for the Festival to continue in 2014.
“Alongside this work, Robert helped me personally with projects in Pilton village, particularly the big social housing project and the village shop. He was also Chairman of the Glastonbury Town Fund Board which raised £24 million for the town in 2021.
“I am personally very sad and upset to lose this remarkable man who I will find difficult to replace. Now that the fever of life and his days are over, may God give his soul the rest it deserves.
“Thank you, Robert.