Thatchers secures five more years at Glastonbury Festival

15 April, 2016

Thatchers has agreed a deal to become the Official Cider of Glastonbury Festival for the next five years.

The Somerset cidermaker has announced that this year festival-goers will be able to enjoy its cider at four craft cider bars across Worthy Farm; each will have a range of Thatchers oak aged traditional ciders on tap, including Heritage, Big Apple and Cheddar Valley. In addition, its Thatchers Gold and Thatchers Haze will be available on bars across the festival site.

Festival founder Michael Eavis toured the cider mill this week. He said: “Our festival goers from all over the world are treated to a taste of the West Country during June, with many fantastic local companies sharing in the atmosphere. Having a great Somerset cider served across Worthy Farm is a real part of the experience.”

Martin Thatcher fourth generation cidermaker added, “We’re a local family, proud to be making a local product. The response that we have had to our presence at Worthy Farm has been unbelievable, so we are absolutely delighted to be signing a new agreement with Michael and Emily that will see Thatchers as the Official Cider of Glastonbury for another five years.” 

This year's Glastonbury Festival takes place from 22 to 26 June, attracting 135,000 ticketholders, over 40,000 staff and performers and a worldwide BBC TV audience running into millions.

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