Emily Eavis

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Emily Eavis in 2010

Emily Eavis (born 1979) is co-organiser of the annual Glastonbury Festival. She is the youngest daughter of the festival's founder and organiser Michael Eavis and his second wife Jean.[1][2]

Eavis was educated at Wells Cathedral School, and embarked on training as a school teacher. Following her mother's death from cancer in 1999, Eavis left her teaching studies and assisted her father in running the festival.[3][4]

From 2000 onwards, she has taken an increasing role in the organisation of the Glastonbury Festival. She has worked for Oxfam helping out with their "Make Trade Fair" campaign. As part of the "Make Trade Fair" campaign she visited Haiti with Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin to publicise the negative impact of western corporations' trade practises upon coffee farmers.[5]

Eavis and her father visited Mozambique in 2006 to witness how the funds donated by the Glastonbury Festival to WaterAid are put to use.[6]

At the 2007 festival, Eavis curated her own stage called The Park.[7] Acts that performed there included Kate Nash, Martha Wainwright, Africa Express and Adele. The Park returned in 2008, headlined by Dizzee Rascal, Pete Doherty, and Shlomo. In 2010 at Glastonbury Festival's 40th Birthday, notable acts performing on The Park Stage included The xx, Thom Yorke, Candi Staton, Biffy Clyro, and Empire of the Sun.

Eavis met music manager Nick Dewey on a trip for Oxfam. Five years later, the couple married in August 2009 at Pilton Methodist Chapel, and in June 2011 Emily gave birth to their first child, named George. The couple are now responsible for booking all of Glastonbury's main stages, with Dewey now the festival's Head of Music Programming.[8][9]


  1. ^ Mackenzie, Malcolm (1 June 2007). "Interview: Emily Eavis". The London Paper. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Emily Eavis". Ethical Awards. Observer. 14 January 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "The 'reluctant heiress' to Glastonbury?". BBC Radio 4. 23 June 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Emily Eavis Q&A". CNN. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Make Trade Fair Latest News". Coldplay. 22 August 2002. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Michael and Emily Eavis in Mozambique". WaterAid. 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Emily Eavis - Glastonbury's Park life". Virtual Festivals. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "Glastonbury 2015 interview Emily Eavis: Organiser on 'selling out' and a trio of secretive 'baby spiders'". The Independent. 22 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "2016 Emerging Talent Competition Finalists Announced - Listen now!". Glastonbury Festival. 16 March 2016.