I also spoke to Trish Whelan, from the charity Strummerville, a charity set up by Joe Strummer's family and friends to promote and support new music and aspiring musicians. The Strummerville Campfire has been a regular fixture at Glastonbury since the charity began, and serves as a tribute to JS's much-missed, totemic presence at the festival.
Trish, also qualified shaman, travelled down on Monday to begin setting up.
What are you doing at Glastonbury this year?
Strummerville be burning our traditional Glastonbury campfire, by the Joe Strummer memory stone in the Unfair ground. On our tiny stage we will be presenting some of the great bands that have been supported by the charity, alongside some special campfire session from Glastonburys bigger stages.
We will be bringing warmth, nice vibes, great music and lots of Love.
How many times have you been? Does it have any special significance to you?
This will be my 13th Glastonbury, it is with out fail the highlight of my year. Always.
What's your best Glastonbury story?
Ending up at midnight on the Sunday with the red rose that Al Green was holding when he sang Love and Happiness.
What's a favourite gig you saw at Glastonbury?
Blur in 2009 - Tender being a magical musical highlight of my life.
What are you looking forward to seeing/ doing this year, event-wise?
OMG I might self implode at the thought of seeing U2 at Glastonbury this year, although I'm so gutted that this means I won't catch Emmy on our stage this year as they clash.
Other bands I'm excited to see are; Noah and the Whale, The Vaccines, Jenny and Johnny, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, the chemical bros and my old buddy Beans on Toast.
I'm also looking forward to all our Strummerville shows and feel very blessed and honoured to have such good stuff going on.
And i of course I'm looking forward to me own DJ set at club dawn by the fire.
Any tips for a first timer?
Be prepared to have your life changed.
What's in your festivals essentials kit?
Sacred sage from California and a suitably banging wardrobe.
Which area would you recommend, and why?
Our own of course, and also Chai Wallah and the healing fields, and sunset from the stone circle.