Glastonbury host awarded NME’s Godlike Genius award

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As a result of her contributions to the famous Glastonbury music festival, organiser and host Emily Eavis has been awarded NME’s Godlike Genius award.

Glastonbury is set to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2020, and Eavis will receive her award at a ceremony in February at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London.

Emily’s family own the farm in Somerset where the world famous summer festival has been held since 1970. She follows in her father’s footsteps as he was awarded a Godlike Genius award 24 years ago.

On hearing of her nomination, Emily said;

“I remember being at the NME Awards when I was 16 and being so proud to see my dad named Godlike Genius. It’s a huge honour to be given the same award all these years later.”

As engraved awards go, the distinctive NME statuette is unique. It features a fist made of resin, with the middle digit raised in defiance. Around the wrist sits a gold-coloured identity bracelet with its signature thick chain, upon which is engraved the name of the artist. The whole award sits on a black plinth which has a plaque bearing the title of the award and the date.

Eavis is responsible for seeing that the festival features some of the biggest names in the music world, and 2020 promises to be no exception. Taylor Swift and Sir Paul McCartney are headlining, while the coveted ‘legend spot’ on Sunday afternoon will see Diana Ross take to the stage. With the rest of the line-up still to be revealed, Glastonbury 2020 is set to be one to remember.

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