03 Nov 2014: Michael Eavis CBE, creator of the much-loved and world-famous Glastonbury Festival, was this evening honoured with the 23rd Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). The Award, presented by Lars Ulrich (Metallica), was in recognition of Michael Eavis’s outstanding contribution to the UK’s live music industry and many charitable causes.
The evening was hosted by Glastonbury regular Jo Whiley and guests were treated to live performances from Rudimental, Nick Mulvey and a stunning three song finale by Florence + The Machine. Coldplay, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Kasabian and Dolly Parton were amongst those that paid tribute to Michael Eavis.
Over 1200 guests attended this charity event which is in aid of Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Performing Arts & Technology School. The Music Industry Trusts Award is sponsored by Spotify, PPL, Ingenious Media and Live Nation.