Phil Miller, Glastonbury Festival’s head of infrastructure, has died following a short illness.

Miller was 68-years old.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis paid a moving tribute to the man who made the festival “happen”.

“We owe you so much Phil, for these incredible years, and all of the people you trained to walk behind you are now well-placed to maintain your incredible record,” Eavis wrote.

His daughter Emily Eavis, primed to take over when her father retires, also issued a statement, saying: “Phil has been here for seven years but in many ways I can’t remember a time here at Glastonbury without him. He has been on a one-man mission to make this festival’s infrastructure as brilliant as it can possibly be – every detail on site, Phil was on top of.

“It’s a very sad day for Glastonbury Festival. Phil will be sorely missed and never forgotten.”