Glastonbury headliners 2016: Emily Eavis says acts for next year's festival 'pretty much booked up already'

Eavis said that the bookings are worked on 'all year'

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Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis has said the headline acts for the 2016 event are already nearly confirmed.

Speaking to Lauren Lavern on BBC Radio 6 Music on 2 June, Eavis discussed the planning for the festival and said it was "pretty much booked up" for next year’s event.

"We've been getting calls about next year's bands and in particular the headline slots," she said.

"Festivals are so much beyond the main stages, but we work on [the bookings] all year, always coming up with new ideas and ways to make it better."

Glastonbury 2015 takes place this year on 24-28 June at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

This year’s headliners are Foo Fighters, Kanye West and The Who. Eavis said that there are "over a thousand" acts performing at the festival.


Eavis recently revealed that she received death threats over the controversial choice to have Kanye West perform on the Saturday night, saying it had been upsetting given she had booked "something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival."

"For us, getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup," she added.

Glastonbury recently unveiled the set times for this year's main stages, with several clashes arising for some of the most popular acts.

Eavis told Laverne on BBC Radio 6: "We're always making sure things don't clash. We're trying to tweak things so things with similar audiences don't clash too much.

"But obviously on this scale it's always hard to get things perfectly plain sailing."