DIARY: Premier Glastonbury press release honours pass from mother to daughter

Glastonbury Festival founder and organiser Michael Eavis drafted in his daughter to help out in the festival’s press office last weekend.

Glastonbury Festival founder and organiser Michael Eavis drafted in

his daughter to help out in the festival’s press office last

weekend.



Eavis asked 20-year-old Emily to write the first press release for the

festival this year, following the death of his wife, who previously held

the honour, last month.



Emily wrote a heart-warming and optimistic release as a memorial to her

mother and a spirit-raising exercise for her father. It opened simply:

’My dad has asked me to do the press release this year.’



It is the first foray for Emily into PR, her only previous media

experience being a stint of work experience on BBC music series the

O-Zone.



Emily worked within the five-strong festival press office team led by

Jason Holmes.



Glastonbury press officer John Shearlay says: ’Emily has always helped

out in some way because the festival has always been in her back

garden.’



As PR Week went to press, Emily was camped out in one of the fields near

the main stage of the festival and was thus not available for comment.



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