Emily Eavis: Glastonbury headliners are all British

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 February 2016
Michael Eavis and daughter Emily

Michael and Emily Eavis

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has revealed all of this year's headline acts are British

Emily Eavis has revealed this year's Glastonbury headliners are all British.

This week it was announced that Coldplay would be closing the world famous music extravaganza held in Somerset, South West England, making them the first act to top the bill at the festival four times.

Although Emily - who organises the event with her father Michael Eavis - is remaining tight-lipped on the other two acts that have been booked she has let slip that they come from the UK.

Speaking at the NME Awards in London on Thursday night (17.02.16), the 36-year-old booker said: "We've got three brilliant British bands headlining the festival, although I haven't actually told anyone that yet."

Her revelation has intensified rumours the other headliners could be Adele, Muse, Radiohead or The Stone Roses.

Michael, 80, is very excited about this year's line-up and also confirmed his daughter's comments by revealing Foo Fighters will definitely not be headlining this year, following their cancellation in 2015 due to frontman Dave Grohl's broken leg.

He said: "We're going to announce the full line-up in April and it's the best line-up we've ever had. We've got Coldplay on the Sunday night, and even Jeff Lynne's ELO. But Foo Fighters won't be headlining this year, we've got three fantastic headliners but they aren't one of them."

Emily is extremely excited that Chris Martin and Coldplay are returning to Worthy Farm and admits it feels like a homecoming to have them play again.

She told BANG Showbiz: "Glastonbury is like their homecoming they've been all over the world they've the Super Bowl and now they're coming back to the West Country.

"It's mean a lot for us to have them back, we've always had immense pride in seeing them go off around the world and become so big. They started at Glastonbury in the new band tent in 1999 and then they headlined the Pyramid Stage two years later off two albums which is pretty impressive. It's been an incredible journey and for them to come back here for a fourth time I think is amazing."

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