Glastonbury's £785,000 clean-up began in earnest this morning as the last of the festival's 200,000 music fans staggered home having watched Ed Sheeran bring the event to a close on Sunday night.Pictures today showed the Worthy Farm fields strewn with rubbish while bleary-eyed revellers were seen making their way out of the Somerset venue as volunteers with rubbish bags moved in.In 2020, Glastonbury Festival will celebrate its 50th year.'We're already booking acts for that one,' Mr Eavis said. As thousands made their way home, several groups of happy campers decided to sit among the mess in their camp chairs, savouring the festival spirit until the end. We've been through so many struggles to get here.'Highlights on Sunday included Nile Rodgers and Chic, who brought some 80s magic with disco hits such as Everybody Dance, I Want Your Love and Upside Down.There will be no Glastonbury Festival in 2018 as it is a 'fallow year', but festival organiser Michael Eavis said it would be back in 2019.'The farm needs a rest. In 2020, Glastonbury Festival will celebrate its 50th year.'We're already booking acts for that one,' Mr Eavis said. Singer Rag 'N' Bone Man delighted fans with twists on some of his biggest hits, as well as an unexpected rap performance.He said that he is 'already regretting' the decision to take a year out and, while he didn't reveal who the band is that could change his mind, he did add: 'It's not One Direction.'This morning some 800 litter pickers were scouring the 900-acre grounds as campers headed home.After five days of partying, festival goers are estimated to have left behind some 57 tons of reusable items, 1,022 tons of recycling and a staggering 500,000 sacks of litter.A litter picking crew of up to 800 began to clear the huge area of rubbish on Monday morning, with tractors carrying magnetic strips travelling across the fields.Workers will also carry out a fingertip search to make sure no inch of the land goes unchecked.
Artists, revellers and festival organisers have spoken in support of the Islington North MP - with the chant 'Oh, Jeremy Corbyn' to the tune of the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army becoming the unofficial anthem of the festival.
The festival is due to take a 'fallow year' in 2018, a break that occurs every six years to allow the land to recover, although founder Michael Eavis (right, with Jeremy Corbyn) suggested he would revoke that plan if a certain band agreed to perform Liam Gallagher led the crowd in an a capella singalong of the Oasis hit Don't Look Back In Anger as he rounded off his set on The Other Stage on Saturday afternoon.
He told his packed audience: 'This next song, last song, is to the people who were killed in the Manchester attacks, in London, and in the Grenfell Tower.
With the party officially over, campers now have until 6pm to leave the 900-acre site, while crew and stall holders are given a week to clear the property.
Organisers have asked attendees to take their tents with them, with posters around the venue reading: 'Love the farm, leave no trace' and a heavy emphasis on recycling throughout.
Other acts over the three days included Lorde, Major Lazer, Craig David, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Emeli Sande and The Killers, who returned to Glastonbury after 10 years with a surprise set on Sunday evening.