Emily Eavis teases first line-up poster announcement coming soon for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed that the next big Festival announcement will be the revelation of the first 2020 line-up poster.
In an interview with the NME at last night’s NME Awards 2020 – Eavis said that “the next big announcement is really going to be the first [Glastonbury 2020] poster”.
The Festival curator also said that they had booked an act “within 10 minutes” of being at the event, in addition to also mentioning that “some really big surprises” are in store for Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary celebrations this June.
Looking ahead to 2021 – Eavis revealed that 3 headliners are already pencilled in for next year’s Glastonbury – while saying that with one of them has “maybe” already played the Festival before.
Known for being a true champion for gender equality, Eavis also address the fact that festivals have been “so male-dominated over the years” and stressed that its time for a change. Watch the full interview below.
The event – hosted by Katherine Ryan and Julie Adenuga and which once again took place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, yesterday evening (February 12) – saw the NME celebrate the best of the last 12 months in music.
Glastonbury won the ‘Best Festival in the World‘ Award, while the Festival’s very own Emily Eavis was crowned a ‘Godlike Genius’ and celebrated for her outstanding contribution to the Glastonbury Festival in its 50th year – after having the baton passed to her by her father, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, who himself was named Godlike Genius in 1996.
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At the same event – The Cure picked up the ‘Best Festival Headliner’ Award for their performance at last year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Speaking at this evening’s ceremony after being presented the award by Emily Eavis, the band’s legendary frontman Robert Smith, hugged Eavis and said: “Thank you very much. I dressed up for this it means a lot getting an award like this, winning a live award. Thank you very much to the NME for this. We had the most fun ever last year and I’m very happy to be the singer in The Cure right now. ” See the full list of winners here.
Meanwhile, Arcadia has recently been reported to be working on 4 new performance pieces which are set to debut at the Festival later this year – while Glastonbury’s late-night areas Shangri-La and Block9 confirmed the return of the Gas Tower and IICON for Glastonbury 2020.
Lana Del Rey was the 4th act to be officially confirmed for playing Glastonbury later this summer and joins Taylor Swift who was the second headliner and third artist to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer.
Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s 50th by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.
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 this 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 on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.