MIT Award 2014 Michael Eavis CBE 324 images Created 3 Nov 2014
ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL EAVIS AS HE IS HONOURED WITH THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD%0A%0AMichael Eavis CBE, creator of the much-loved and world-famous Glastonbury Festival, was this evening honoured with the 23rd Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). The Award, presented by Lars Ulrich (Metallica), was in recognition of Michael Eavis’s outstanding contribution to the UK’s live music industry and many charitable causes.%0A%0AThe evening was hosted by Glastonbury regular Jo Whiley and guests were treated to live performances from Rudimental, Nick Mulvey and a stunning three song finale by Florence %2B The Machine. Coldplay, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Kasabian and Dolly Parton were amongst those that paid tribute to Michael Eavis.%0A%0AOver 1200 guests attended this charity event which is in aid of Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Performing Arts %26 Technology School. The Music Industry Trusts Award is sponsored by Spotify, PPL, Ingenious Media and Live Nation.%0A%0AMichael Eavis, said: “After crawling through a hole in the hedge to take a peep at Freddie Bannister‘s Bath Blues Festival in 1970, I can’t believe that 44years of semi-controlled chaos has led to me receiving this prestigious award. Thank you all so much."