Glastonbury is here. All your annoying mates with better lives than you are taking Facebook photos. There’s loads of special weather reports talking about rain and mud. FOMO is setting in.
Glastonbury is weird. Over 175,000 people all going and enjoying all manner of shenanigans.
One such person who will be up to no good is Ed Sheeran, who will be headlining the Pyramid stage on Sunday night.
This week, the Daily Star obtained what is allegedly Ed’s tour rider for the event and it’s weird. Glastonbury weird.
Normally gig riders are an insight into the massed extravagance of music acts.
Van Halen famously requested a bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed (which was a clever way to make sure the promoters had checked the small print for other safety checks).
Madonna asked for her backstage room to exactly like her own home, a personal chef who prepares only vegan foods, and her own dry-cleaning service.
Ed Sheeran though? He wants… soft drinks. Lots of them.
Specifically Ed Sheeran has requested: bottle of Robinsons fruit squash, a six-pack of Coca-Cola. a six-pack of Diet Coke, a six-pack of Fanta Orange, a six-pack of Sprite, and a jar of Manuka honey (for his voice).
One of the biggest artists on the planet. Headlining one of the biggest shows of the year. And he wants Robinsons fruit squash.
According to the Daily Star, Ed has requested the rider (which totals £57.31) be sourced from local supermarkets.
Guess he’s not a fan of African Fanta then.
Rockstars. What are they like?