Robert Richards, commercial director of Glastonbury Festival, dead at 65

Robert Richards (Glastonbury)

(CelebrityAccess) – Glastonbury founder and impresario Michael Eavis has announced the death of longtime Glastonbury staff member Robert Richards. He was 65 years old.

According to a statement released by Eavis, Richards died in London on Wednesday after a short illness. Additional details on the cause of death were not released.

Richards was part of the Glastonbury team for more than 30 years, beginning by setting up CND information and campaign stands, but eventually expanded his role to more recently serve as commercial director of the festival, overseeing partnerships , major trade agreements and sponsorship.

His recent accomplishments include securing crucial licenses to keep the festival running in 2014, Eavis said.

In a tribute to his late colleague, Eavis wrote: “Alongside this work, Robert has assisted me personally with projects in the village of Pilton, in particular the large council housing project and the village store. He was also chairman of the board of the Glastonbury Town Fund, which raised £24m for the town in 2021.”

“I am personally very sad and devastated to lose this remarkable man whom I will struggle to replace. Now that the fever of life and his days are over, may God give his soul the rest it deserves,” said added Eavis.

Jan G. Gilbert