Emily Eavis has revealed that Jay-Z was one of the coolest down-to-earth acts that have performed at Glastonbury.
Amid the strong criticism for booking Jay-Z back in 2008, the daughter of Glastonbury founder said the rapper caused no trouble and came with the right attitude.
“Often bands come n with ridiculous requests for passes for their entourage, but Jay-Z only asked for 18. Sometimes you get artists asking for Fiji water or special champagne ‘ but no, none of that. They got totally stuck in. He came with the right attitude. That weekend, Jay-Z and Beyonce needed nothing extra. I took a massive risk and broke from the mould by booking Jay-Z in 2008. I’d been involved with helping to book bands for years but that year everyone said, ‘What the hell is she doing bringing hip-hop to this lovely guitar-based festival? Damn this young upstart woman.”
Beyonce is headling this year’s Glastonbury this weekend.