emily eavis details glastonbury tributes to bowie and prince

The second generation festival organiser also revealed the real reason the Glasto team are scoping out new live music sites.

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May 5 2016, 5:01pm

Emily Eavis has shared details of the tributes to David Bowie and Prince planned for this year's Glastonbury festival. A giant, metal lightening bolt sculpture inspired by Bowie's Aladdin Sane album cover will hang above the Pyramid stage, as well as a performance of Phillip Glass's Heroes Symphony which will take place on the Saturday night as a "really intimate tribute to Bowie". The festival will also remember Prince, with Eavis describing his passing as "a huge loss to music" and saying that there is talk of "late-night Prince parties".

In further Glasto news, Emily Eavis denied reports that the festival would be moving from Worthy Farm, and instead revealed that they're "planning a big event elsewhere for 2018 or 2019". Which is yet to be named, but will be a "visual feast" organised by "the whole team behind the Glastonbury Festival but it's not going to be called Glastonbury". Watch this space for more updates.

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