Glastonbury 2016 headliners are booked, says Emily Eavis

The festival team have booked three headliners for 2016 before the festival's year off in 2017

Glastonbury Festival has already booked its headliners for 2016.

In a new interview with Digital Spy, festival organiser Emily Eavis revealed three headliners had been booked for next year, putting the festival team in “a really good position.”

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“We’ve got three headliners for next year, so that’s completely sorted,” Eavis told the website. “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 lineup. 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.”

Florence And The Machine will now headline Glastonbury on Friday night after Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg and the band were forced to cancel all remaining tour dates. Emily Eavis has stated that she would “love” for Foo Fighters to headline the event in the future following the cancellation.

Speaking about Kanye West’s forthcoming performance, Emily Eavis described his plans as “big” and “exciting”.

“I think he’ll create an incredible show. What he’s talking about at the moment is very exciting,” she said. “I think he’s going to take it big. I can’t say anything – I can’t give anything away!”

Florence and The Machine will join Kanye West and The Who to headline Glastonbury Festival, which runs from June 24-28.