ED SHEERAN’S MOD­EST DE­MAND: FIZZY POP AND HONEY

Daily Mail - - News - By Tom Payne

POP stars are fa­mous for lav­ish back­stage de­mands rang­ing from he­li­copters to jacuzzis.

But Ed Sheeran has rather more mod­est needs if his re­quests for his head­line set at Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val are any­thing to go by.

The 26-year-old Bri­tish singer re­port­edly asked for just £ 7 worth of Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite, a bot­tle of Robin­sons squash and a jar of Manuka honey to soothe his vo­cal chords. This con­trasts dras­ti­cally with other singer’s back- stage re­quests, known in the in­dus­try as ‘rid­ers’.

Mariah Carey fa­mously de­manded bendy straws and so­fas in dark colours with ‘no busy pat­terns’, while Cher in­sisted on a sep­a­rate room for her wigs dur­ing her 2013 tour.

Ear­lier this year, Justin Bieber re­port­edly re­quested two fives­tar ho­tels for his 120-strong en­tourage and chef-pre­pared meals named af­ter his songs, as well as a jet and he­li­copter for his ‘ im­me­di­ate travel needs’. Katy Perry, who will be per­form­ing at Glas­ton­bury for the first time tonight, has re­port­edly asked for Pinot Gri­gio spritzers, dried or frozen fruits and Edamame beans.

Sheeran re­ceived an MBE for ser­vices to mu­sic and char­ity ear­lier this month.

His smash-hit third al­bum Di­vide, re­leased just over three months ago, be­came the fastest-sell­ing al­bum by a male artist in the UK. He is thought to be worth £29mil­lion.

Red Ed: Sheeran, 26

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