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Glastonbury wins ‘Best Festival in the World’ at NME Awards 2020

Glastonbury wins ‘Best Festival in the World’ at NME Awards 2020

Emily Eavis: “We do not take it for granted”

Glastonbury Festival has won the ‘Best Festival in the World‘ Award at NME Awards 2020.

The event taking place this evening (February 12 ), at London’s O2 Academy Brixton – hosted by Katherine Ryan and Julie Adenuga – saw the NME celebrate the best of the last 12 months in music.

The Worthy Farm-held festival was up against the likes of All Points East, Coachella, Fuji Rock, Mad Cool, Parklife, Reading & Leeds, Rock In Rio, Sziget and Wireless.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis and Festival organiser Emily Eavis accepted the award on the night from guest presenter Matt Horne, with Michael thanking Glasto-goers for helping make Glastonbury “probably the best event in the world” – and Emily adding: “We do not take it for granted, thank you,”.


Daughter of Glastonbury founder and Festival curator Emily Eavis is the recipient of this year’s NME Godlike Genius Award – which celebrates her outstanding contribution to Glastonbury in its 50th year, as she becomes the first non-performer to win the prestigious accolade in almost 20 years.

Meanwhile, at the same event – The Cure had won the ‘Best Festival Headliner’ Award for their performance at last year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Speaking at this evening’s ceremony after being presented the award by Emily Eavis, the band’s legendary frontman Robert Smith, hugged Eavis and said: “Thank you very much. I dressed up for this it means a lot getting an award like this, winning a live award. Thank you very much to the NME for this. We had the most fun ever last year and I’m very happy to be the singer in The Cure right now. ”

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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