Eavis discusses the booking of next year's event in new interview
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has said that headline acts for the 2016 edition of the Worthy Farm event are nearly all confirmed.
Speaking to Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music yesterday (June 2), Eavis revealed the advance planning at the festival and said that they are “pretty much booked up” for next year’s event already.
She said: “We’ve been getting calls about next year’s bands and in particular the headline slots. As there’s only three headliners on the Pyramid Stage, we’re pretty much booked up for next year. I think people start booking [festival acts] really early these days. Festivals are so much beyond the main stages, but we work on [the bookings] all year, always coming up with new ideas and ways to make it better.”
Glastonbury recently unveiled the set times for this year’s main stages, with several frustrating clashes arising. Addressing the clashes, Eavis added: “We’re always making sure things don’t clash. We’re trying to tweak things so things with similar audiences don’t clash too much. But obviously on this scale it’s always hard to get things perfectly plain sailing.”
Listen to Emily Eavis’ interview with BBC 6 Music in full below.
Emily Eavis recently revealed that she received death threats following the booking of Kanye West for this year’s event. Eavis told The Times: “It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped. I had death threats and stuff… It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival. Kanye West is making the most exciting music at the moment. He is an amazing force as a performer. For us, getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup.”
Meanwhile, Florence + The Machine’s Florence Welch has told NME that “it would be wonderful to headline Glastonbury” but is happy with her slot behind the Foo Fighters this year.