We caught up with Emily Eavis backstage at The Park. She talked to the Telegraph concerning the aid of holding Glastonbury following two enforced cancellations, all of the Glasto rumours doing the rounds, and Paul McCartney.
James Corridor: Are you able to describe the vibe this yr?
Emily Eavis: I’d describe the vibe as great and joyous and possibly the happiest competition we’ve had in a very long time. There’s a whole lot of savouring each second and element happening. So, aid and pleasure. It’s a really new feeling to be appreciating it on such a deeper degree after having needed to cancel twice.
JH: It will need to have been terrible having to cancel twice.
EE: The primary time [in 2020], though it was troublesome, there was nothing we may do about it as all of us went into this lockdown. However the second , we have been hopeful about it taking place for some time, and then you definately began to query issues. We clearly knew we’d get it again sooner or later however we have been, like, ‘Will it’s one other couple of years?’ So then to really be capable of convey this competition again appears like an actual feat. I do know Covid isn’t over however we live with it and it’s wonderful to have this competition again.
JH: There appear to be hundreds extra youngsters this yr.
EE: There are. We don’t really cost for youths so we’ve all the time had a big youngsters’ contingent. The Kidzfield is an unbelievable pull: the biggest free youngsters’ occasion in Europe. The whole lot is free. So it’s really a draw for youths, and I didn’t realise how good it was till I really had youngsters. And I used to be, like, ‘Wow.’
JH: There are many rumours about secret units. What are you able to inform us?
I can let you know that it’s not Inexperienced Day! [The US punk outfit were rumoured to be playing the BBC Introducing stage].
JH: What about Elton John enjoying with Paul McCartney?
EE: No, I haven’t heard that.
JH: The Chemical Brothers have pulled out of their Arcadia slot this night, I’ve heard.
EE: They’ve cancelled, which is a disgrace. There are every kind of modifications. However we’re dwelling in a world the place we’re adapting to alter faster. It’s extra fluid and there are a whole lot of modifications. And with the competition, we thought ‘It’s not going to be precisely the identical because the poster.’ Everyone seems to be type of accepting that.
JH: What are you trying ahead to most?
EE: I can’t reply that. However Paul McCartney on Saturday evening is critical in such a serious method for all of us. To have the ability to come again with that, rolling over from our fiftieth anniversary… [The former Beatle was due to headline the abandoned 2020 anniversary festival]. This has been 5 years within the planning. I’ve been planning this for 5 years. I’m so excited. It’s such a serious, main second.