Emily Eavis: ‘Jay-Z will shake Glastonbury up’

Plus festival organiser tells NME.COM Pete Doherty WILL perform

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has responded to criticism from the press about booking Jay-Z to headline the festival – and quashed rumours that he is set to cancel.

Speaking to NME.COM, Eavis claimed that Jay-Z‘s headline slot would be “amazing”, and a real shake-up for the festival.

“He’s definitely playing!” she confirmed. “We’ve become a tight ship with his management and we’re on a mission to pull something great off. This is going to be historic.

“The reaction we’ve got from people has been really positive. When he performs his show it’s going to be amazing. It’s going to shake everybody up.”

Eavis went on to confirm that she was confident that Pete Doherty, currently incarcerated in London for breaching parole, would be out in time to headline the Park Stage.

“It’s going to be the big comeback show!” she exclaimed. “I spoke to his agent just after he got sentenced and we’re go. I think it’ll be his first gig after prison.”

For the full interview with Eavis see the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands nationwide tomorrow (April 16).