Emily Eavis discusses Glastonbury headliners
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08 February 2008
Emily Eavis has been talking about the reasons behind Glastonbury's choice of headliners.
Earlier today it was announced that Kings Of Leon
and The Verve would be joining the previously announced headliner
Jay-Z at this year's festival.
Talking to NME, Emily
said: "We are over the moon about these acts playing, all of which bring something completely different to Glastonbury.
"Kings Of Leon have played at Glastonbury several times, from starting in
the new bands tent a few years back. They are one of the most exciting live bands around, and this feels like their moment
to finally headline the Pyramid. We see the Kings Of Leon as part of the great heritage of Friday night headliners, like Coldplay and The White
Stripes. They're ready to make that leap as well.
Talking about The Verve, who'll close the festival on Sunday, she said: “I saw them recently
at The Roundhouse (in London) and they were amazing. It's perfect to round off the weekend. It's the same slot Muse
did in 2004 and I think this will be just as epic.”
And on Jay-Z
she explained: “Jay-Z has split opinions but I think that’s what
Glastonbury should be about. If you don’t like it there are 50 stages to choose from but I really believe it's going
to be an historical set. We feel honored that he is coming all the way over to play our show."
Other acts set
to play include Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen, Hot Chip, British
Sea Power, Duffy, Joan Armatrading and Solomon Burke.