Eavis said she believe ‘there are enough headliners for at least another 15 years’ of the festival.
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that next year’s line-up is already ’80%’ sorted. Eavis was giving a winter update on the annual festival to the BBC, where she also revealed some exciting new developments that visitors can expect in 2016.
Last year’s headliner, Kanye West.
"We are about 80% of the way there already. We are so lucky at the moment to have so many huge bands touring and wanting to play,” Eavis told the BBC. “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."
"I feel quite passionately that there are enough headliners for at least another 15 years and that doesn't take into account the new bands coming through, of which there are more all the time. There's so much great music out there.”
Eavis added that two of the three 2016 headliners are confirmed in writing with the third one having verbally agreed, but yet to officially sign on. "We have booked up to mid-afternoon on most of the main stages,” Eavis continued.
“I've also been seeing most of the area organisers over the last few weeks, getting plans in place for next year - that includes creative ideas for different fields, things we are going to do differently as well as budgets and passes."
One confirmed act has Eavis particularly excited, but she’s keeping tight-lipped on their identity. "The most recent confirmation was our Sunday teatime slot, which is something I'm personally very excited about,” Eavis revealed.
"It's a major coup for us and a genuine surprise. I don't think anyone has rumoured or guessed this one.” 2016 will also see a number of new developments for the festival, with many changes coming to the smaller stages.
"We are introducing a new area in the woods, which is going to be really magical," she added. "The other change is one that is happening to the John Peel stage, but more information will be coming on that soon."
"We also have some other additional small stages and areas and we're doing a bit of tweaking to one of the markets too. Strummerville had a great year on the hill, so will stay there, and Arcadia have some ambitious plans for next year too."