Could Stormzy be set for Glastonbury 2019‘s Friday headline slot?
We now know it is a new headliner for the Friday – earlier today (Saturday, November 10th) the Glastonbury Festival curator Emily Eavis spoke to Radio 2’s Zoe Ball at BBC Music Introducing Live in London, and was quoted saying: “It’s one of the most exciting acts in British music… someone who can completely do this” it’s a chance for “HIM” to become the “massive name they can be”.
Confirmed it’s a new headliner on the Friday.
“It’s one of the most exciting acts in British music… someone who can completely do this”
Says it’s a chance for “HIM” to become the “massive name they can be”
— Jimmy Blake (@jBlake92) November 10, 2018
Furthermore, in a post thread on UK festivals website, eFestivals, the site’s admin quoted “a music biz newsheet I subscribe to”, which names Stormzy as the Friday night bill-topper.
The post also claims that Liam Gallagher or Childish Gambino will play on the same day, while Paul McCartney and The Cure are likely to be the other two headliners.
The full quote reads: “A couple of weeks ago we ran the rumour that Stormzy was to headline the Friday night at Glastonbury. We’ve now had that confirmed, with either Childish Gambino or Liam Gallagher also taking a key slot that night. Which makes the other headliners mooted – The Cure on Saturday and Paul McCartney on Sunday – both seem plausible. Noel Gallagher is playing next year.”
And if all that isn’t enough, earlier this year Stormzy posted an Instagram Story of what looked like the old Noel Gallagher quote from when Jay-Z was announced as one of the three Glastonbury Festival headliners back in 2008.
The post echoed the former Oasis legend Noel Gallagher’s famous remarks upon hearing Jay-Z was to headline Glasto back in 2008: “No, I’m not havin’ hip hop at Glastonbury. F**kin’ no chance!”
The award-winning Grime and hip-hop artist took to the Other Stage at last year’s Glastonbury Festival, for what not only turned out to be a fantastic performance.
Stormzy’s 2017 performance made headlines not only for it being packed to the rafters but also for featuring an impassioned and heartfelt speech about the Grenfell fire. Not to mention creating the largest moshpit in Glastonbury history, while concluding his performance with ‘Shut Up’ which turned into a delirious singalong.