The Thatcher family and Michael Eavis raised a festive glass of cider that marked a deal that will see Thatchers become the Official Cider of Glastonbury Festival for the next five years.
On a visit to Thatchers’ Myrtle Farm this week, Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis took a tour of the cider mill and saw the 150 year-old oak vats where Thatchers matures its Somerset ciders.
This year festival-goers will be able to enjoy their cider at four craft cider bars across Worthy Farm that will have a range of Thatchers oak aged traditional ciders on tap, including Heritage, Big Apple and Cheddar Valley. In addition, Thatchers Gold and Thatchers Haze will be available on bars across the festival site.
Says Michael Eavis: “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 adds: “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.”
Thatchers Cider has been crafting cider at Myrtle Farm since 1904.
The festival look for good-quality products which fit in with the ethics of the event, at a fair price and ethically sourced such as Fairtrade, organic, local, or British. This year’s Glastonbury Festival takes place from 22 to 26 June, attracting 135,000 ticketholders, over 40,000 staff and performers.