Glastonbury organisers have confirmed that the festival will take a year off in 2018 in order for the site to recover from the approximately 180,000 festivalgoers who attend the event each year.

A statement posted by the organisers read: “We can also confirm that we will be taking our next fallow year in 2018, in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off.

The statement also addressed speculation that an alternative event would be held in a new location during the fallow year, saying: “There are no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018.”

Tickets for Glastonbury 2017 will go on sale from 6 October, with the event taking place on 21-25 June 2017.