Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has revealed the next artist announcement for the 50th-anniversary of the festival next summer could be made before Christmas, during an appearance this morning on BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
Paul McCartney was confirmed as the Saturday night Pyramid Stage headliner last week. Asked about the other two headliners, Emily said: “it’s their first time at Glastonbury … and we’ve one male and one female who are coming”.
Emily also told listeners the festival has tried to book Fleetwood Mac but has yet to be successful, adding: “hopefully one day it will happen.”
Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.
To listen to the interview, visit BBC Sounds and skip to just after 2 hours into the programme.
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Glastonbury 50, the book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary, was named as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Times over the weekend. It previously ranked third in the Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books.
The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.
In an alternative chart released by Amazon, Glastonbury 50 placed 10th among all non-fiction books after its first week of sales. The book had recently sold out in some stores, but festival organisers confirmed today the second print run had now arrived and all stores should be restocked soon, if not already.
Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.
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