Glastonbury Festival founder and organiser Michael Eavis drafted in
his daughter to help out in the festival’s press office last
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
Emily worked within the five-strong festival press office team led by
Glastonbury press officer John Shearlay says: ’Emily has always helped
out in some way because the festival has always been in her back
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.