Usually, whenever any artist hits the rode for a tour, they send each venue a “rider” which details the accommodations they’ll need at each and every stop. Some detail the technical specifications of any given show, and most are just a list of groceries each artist likes to have at the ready.
Sometimes they show the grandiose side of a performer, like Justin Bieber’s for example on a recent stop in India. He wanted three floors of a luxury hotel completely blocked off to use as his private villa, along with a private jet to travel around the country in.
See? Stuff like that.
Ed Sheeran did not ask for a private jet. In fact, Sheeran’s rider for the Glastonbury Festival could have been taken care of with a quick jaunt to a grocery store.
Ed’s rider includes:
-A bottle of Robinsons Squash (Robinsons is a brand of fruit drink)
-A six-pack of Coca-Cola
-A six-pack of Diet Coke
-A six-pack of Fanta Orange
-A six-pack of Sprite
-A jar of Manuka Honey
And that’s it! Grand total? About $87, with the most expensive item being the honey which was around $21.