Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis would like Led Zeppelin to headline the festival in Somerset, England in 2019.
Emily said booking is already well under way for 2019’s festival, after 2018’s fallow year, and discussed the wish list of artists she’d like to see grace the festival’s famous Pyramid Stage in an interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on his new Beats 1 radio show, It’s Electric!
The festival organiser, and daughter of founder Michael Eavis, touted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Led Zeppelin, formerly made up of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, as one of her top picks. Their last onstage reunion was in 2007.
“There’s a few people I would love to get, like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits, Kate Bush, there’s a lot of people that haven’t done it,” she told Ulrich. “Obviously, it would be great if we could have Led Zeppelin for example, but I don’t think that will ever happen,” she said before adding that the organisers had chased the late Purple Rain singer Prince for years before his tragic death in 2016.
“We got close to Prince, which would have been amazing, we would have loved to have had Prince, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.”
Emily’s comments came as she confirmed the booking team, which is led by her husband Nick, is already fielding calls from agents desperate to book their famous clients into headline slots.
“There is a lot of juggling to do, because there are hundreds of stages, thousands of acts, so you have to watch for all the clashes, and you have to kind of get the balance right,” she sighed.
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