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Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis hails “inspiring” pageant crowd as 99 per cent of tents taken house

Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis has revealed that 99 per cent of tents have been taken house by pageant goers at this 12 months’s Glastonbury Competition.

Forward of this 12 months’s pageant, which was headlined by Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, pageant organisers had urged followers to “depart no hint” by taking tents and belongings with them when leaving the pageant. “Love the Farm, Depart no Hint” was a distinguished slogan on the 2019 incarnation of the pageant too.

In a tweet posted this night (July 12) alongside an image of clear inexperienced fields at Glastonbury, Eavis wrote: “Inexperienced, empty fields! We’re delighted to let that 99% of tents have been taken house once more this 12 months.”

She added: “Thanks to each one that packed up & left no hint, it’s an inspiring feat, an enormous effort and one we admire a lot. Thanks additionally to our superb group of litter pickers.”

Motion on local weather change was an enormous a part of this 12 months’s Glastonbury Competition, with environmental activist Greta Thunberg invited onto the Pyramid Stage to talk.

Taking to the stage forward of Haim’s slot on the primary stage, Thunberg was launched by Emily as “probably the most inspiring speaker of this era”. With paper notes handy, she spoke for roughly ten minutes on a variety of sustainability points, critiquing governmental ‘greenwashing’.

“The biosphere is not only altering, it’s destabilising, breaking down… sadly, this isn’t the ‘new regular’. It’s going to worsen till we handle to halt the fixed destruction of our life-supporting programs, till we prioritise individuals and planet over revenue and greed.”

To monumental applause, she emphasised the significance of collectivity: “If a bunch of schoolkids have been in a position to get tens of millions of individuals on the streets to start out altering their lives, simply think about what we may do collectively if we actually tried?”

To shut, Thunberg embraced the spirit of her first Glastonbury, main her very personal rockstar chant: “once I say local weather, you say justice!”

Earlier than her look, large screens implored Glastonbury goers to reuse, scale back and recycle, in addition to exhibiting promotional footage from Greenpeace, Oxfam and CND, all distinguished sponsors of the occasion.

Thunberg’s speech reiterates the themes of each her 2019 collaboration with The 1975, and her forthcoming e book, The Local weather Ebook, which is able to embrace 100 interviews from trusted scientists, communicators and activists from world wide. It is because of be revealed by Allen Lane on October 27.

Reviewing this 12 months’s Glastonbury, NME mentioned: “This 12 months’s Glastonbury Competition represents a big milestone in getting again to the place we as soon as belonged. And pageant bosses Michael and Emily Eavis actually rise to the event, laying on the youngest-ever headliner in Gen-Z icon Billie Eilish and the oldest-ever headline in Sir Paul McCartney; a pandemic-delayed fiftieth birthday bash for the best music pageant on this planet.”



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