The Worthy Farm event won't be following in the footsteps of Coachella
Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis has ruled out any possibility of hosting the Worthy Farm event over two weekends.
Speaking to Digital Spy ahead of this year’s festival, Eavis stated that she wouldn’t want to adopt US festival Coachella’s method of running for two consecutive weekends.
“I don’t really fancy doing that for Glastonbury,” Eavis said. “For me, one of the great things about it is that it exists for one weekend and then it’s gone.”
She continued: “The Brigadoon idea – the city that’s vanished overnight. I think there’s something quite magical about that, so for now we’re quite happy with just one weekend.”
Eavis also told fans not to expect any big expansion in coming years, saying: “It’s definitely not going to get any bigger – if anything, smaller. But it’s not getting any bigger.”
Emily Eavis has also revealed that the three headliners for next year’s event have already been booked, putting the festival team in “a really good position.”
“We’ve got three headliners for next year, so that’s completely sorted,” Eavis told Digital Spy. “We’re in a really good position in that respect because it means we can now focus on the rest of the bill.”
Eavis was asked how festival organisers decide which genres of music to represent on the festival main stage, following the backlash against rapper Kanye West’s headline spot on Saturday this year. Previously, Eavis revealed that she received death threats following the booking.
“Every year the bands that are touring are completely different, so you never know quite who’s going to be around,” she said. “It might be some years it’s heavier in one way, and some is lighter in the other.”
“This year I think it’s an incredibly diverse line-up. We just try to make sure that if there’s two bands of a similar nature, that they’re not playing at exactly the same time.”
“Sometimes there’s a bit of a crossover, but we try to have it so there aren’t too many bad clashes. Obviously they are some, but that’s just something we work on.”