Emily Eavis, who runs and organises Glastonbury Festival with her father, festival founder Michael Eavis, has spoken out in support of Florence and the Machine’s new headline slot at this year’s festival. When the Foo Fighters dropped out of their Friday headline slot, Florence Welch and co. were promoted to headliners from their original slot just before.
There has been some controversy over their new position with many thinking that they aren’t ready for such a prestigious position. However Emily Eavis is backing the band, saying “I think it will be phenomenal”. While talking to BBC Newsbeat she said, “she’s on a roll, everyone loves her, she’s and incredible live performer. This is a time for her and I think this is totally her year”. It is also expected that Eavis will replace Florence and the Machine’s original support slot with a band not currently on the lineup.