Kendrick Lamar announced as Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary final headliner
Glastonbury Festival has announced the first wave of artists for its 50th-anniversary celebrations this June – unveiling the poster of the acts who’ll be joining already confirmed Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey at Worthy Farm this summer.
Glastonbury organisers had recently confirmed they’re continuing to “plan and prepare for the event, whilst at the same time closely monitoring developments with the coronavirus situation.” – despite other gatherings being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Announcing the news via the social media channels this evening (March 12), Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said: “So, after much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions, here is the first list of musical acts for Glastonbury 2020.
“As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June and we are very proud of the bill that we have put together over the last year or so.
“No one has a crystal ball to see exactly where we will all be 15 weeks from now, but we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed that it will be here at Worthy Farm for the greatest show on Earth!
Eavis added: “As always this is just a taste of what is to come, we plan to announce many more artists and attractions, area by area, over the coming weeks leading up to the full line-up in May. In the meantime we post this with much love to all. Emily”
So, after much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions, here is the first list of musical acts for @Glastonbury 2020. As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June and… https://t.co/SisRabWwdW pic.twitter.com/sNRyhDMzRV
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) March 12, 2020
In addition to Paul McCartney who has already been confirmed as this year’s Saturday night headliner, Taylor Swift who will headline the Festival on the Sunday night, and Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – Kendrick Lamar has now been revealed as the finale headliner and will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of the Festival, while Dua Lipa, Pet Shop Boys and Fatboy Slim will headline The Other Stage.
Other notable acts include Thom Yorke, Kacey Musgraves, Robyn, The Isley Brothers, FKA twigs, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Supergrass, Herbie Hancock, HAIM, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, The Avalanches, Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS…, Cage the Elephant, Thundercat, Sinead O’Connor, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, and Big Thief.
Also playing are Camila Cabello, Charli XCX, Goldfrapp, Kelis, La Roux, TLC, The Specials, Crowded House, Rufus Wainwright, Laura Marling, Caribou, Metronomy, Tinariwen, Burna Boy, Angel Olsen, Clairo, Banks, Danny Brown, Khruangbin, Soccer Mommy, Richard Dawson, London Grammar, EarthGang, Glass Animals, Beabadoobee, Fontaines D.C., Editors, Anna Calvi, Cate Le Bon, and Blossoms.
This is the earliest ever first poster release for the Worthy Farm-held event, with the previous being last year’s poster which was revealed on 15th March.
Adding more than 90 acts to its 2020 line-up, this year’s Glastonbury Festival will feature performances from many more acts and attractions still to be announced – as a full lineup announcement will be made in May.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer or enter the various competitions – 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.