Emily Eavis: ‘We’ve put Jack White and Robert Plant on same stage hoping for a collaboration’

Led Zeppelin legend and former White Stripes man both play on Pyramid Stage on Saturday

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis says she hopes the placement of Robert Plant and Jack White in consecutive slots on Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage on Saturday might lead to the two appearing together for a one-off collaboration.

Plant plays at 5.30pm on the festival’s main stage and White plays at 7.30pm, before Metallica perform their headline slot.

Asked if there was a reason for their consecutive slots, Eavis told NME: “It was quite an exciting moment when we thought let’s put them next to each other. I don’t think they are going to do anything together – but you never know.”

Eavis also said booking Jack White was a coup for the festival. “Having Jack White is a big deal for us as obviously he’s not doing any other British festivals,” she said. “He’s got a great history here. He’s a proper Glastonbury-goer, he’s not like in-and-out. He gets totally stuck in.”

White will return to the UK this autumn for a three date arena tour, playing Leeds First Direct Arena on November 17, Glasgow SSE Hydro on November 18 and London O2 Arena on November 19.

Jack White recently released his second solo album ‘Lazaretto’, which broke records for vinyl sales in the US.

Jack White plays:

London Eventim Apollo (July 3)
Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (18)
London O2 Arena (19)

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