Emily Eavis reveals Glastonbury 2016 line-up is nearly complete


While most festivals continue to live something of a hand to mouth existence these days, not to mention those which have dropped off the calendar altogether, Glastonbury is continuing to live out a much more carefree existence thank you very much, and now has the majority of its line-up ready to go for next year’s latest sold-out event according to co-organiser Emily Eavis.

“We are about 80% of the way there already,” she’s told the BBC. “We are so lucky at the moment to have so many huge bands touring and wanting to play. That’s one of the reasons we are doing a festival in 2017 – we already have the headliners pencilled in for that too, which is unusual.”

Eavis later revealed that an ‘exciting’ performer has just been confirmed for the annual Sunday teatime slot which, particularly since Johnny Cash in 1994, has become almost as notable as the Pyramid headliners themselves, garnering a reputation for boosting careers and memorable, crowd pleasing performances.

In 2014, Dolly Parton played the slot to what is widely regarded as the biggest audience a Glastonbury artist has ever commanded.

“The most recent confirmation was our Sunday teatime slot, which is something I’m personally very excited about,” she added.

“It’s a major coup for us and a genuine surprise. I don’t think anyone has rumoured or guessed this one.”

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