Emily Eavis was a guest on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show this morning to talk about Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary next year, where she gave a couple of clues about the remaining two headliners who are yet to be announced.
She was also there to talk about Glastonbury 50, a new book of stories and photographs celebrating the festival’s history, that she and her dad Michael have put together to mark its 50th anniversary.
Describing her as “festival royalty”, Zoe asked Emily about her dad’s memory of the first festival in 1970. Emily answered: “Putting the book together was so much fun, but one of things that occurred to us was, how on earth did this start?”
She said they were just a sixth generation dairy farming family and one day her dad just said that he wanted to put on a festival and would get local firm to build a stage. As they put the book together, many funny stories just came out.
Zoe asked about some of the proudest moments of the festival that have been achieved. Emily answered that there are so many in the book, saying: “There are normally a couple of stand out moments every year, like the Bowie moment both in ’71 and 2000.
“Then there are real turning point moments like Stormzy where it just changes the festival forever, and Coldplay had that in 2001.”
Moving to next year’s festival Zoe mentioned Paul McCartney and Diana Ross are the only artists we know so far and Emily said there may be another one announced before Christmas, but most will be revealed at the start of 2020.
Without giving too much away, but giving a couple of hints, Emily then said: “Interestingly, the other two headliners, it’s their first time at Glastonbury and we’ve got one male and one female, so there’s a couple of clues there.”
Well that narrows it down a little, but not a lot! You can hear the full interview on BBC Sounds for the next 29 days.
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