It’s official – Taylor Swift will take to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020
Taylor Swift has now been officially announced as the Sunday night headliner for next summer’s Glastonbury Festival.
In a statement on the official Glastonbury website this evening (December 15), the Festival said: “We are very excited to report that Taylor Swift will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night at next year’s Glastonbury. This it the American singer-songwriter’s first appearance at the Festival.”
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said: “I’m so pleased to announce Taylor Swift will be headlining the Sunday at Glastonbury 2020. She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.”
“She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.”
Taylor Swift. Sunday night headliner. Glastonbury 2020. pic.twitter.com/SHp9A4GG4w
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) December 15, 2019
Taylor Swift said: “I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there! ”
I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there! 💋 pic.twitter.com/2gJ40mEiDH
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 15, 2019
Festival organiser Emily Eavis added: “TAYLOR! YES!”
TAYLOR! YES! https://t.co/mw3mdKsfWC
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) December 15, 2019
The ‘Lover’ singer was the bookies’ favourite to headline back in September. In addition to it being her first time at the Worthy Farm-held event, Swift is also the first female headline performer since Adele in 2016 and the sixth solo female headliner in the festival’s 50-year history.
Taylor Swift is the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival after Paul McCartney and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier this year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner and Carl Cox are the two latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury next year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.