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Janelle Monáe to headline Glastonbury 2019’s West Holts stage

Janelle Monáe to headline Glastonbury 2019’s West Holts stage

Janelle Monáe

The Worthy Farm festival has confirmed that Janelle Monáe will top the bill at Glastonbury 2019’s West Holts Stage.

Speaking to Lauren Laverne on her new BBC 6music Breakfast Show, Glastonbury curator Emily Eavis unveiled the third act for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Eavis revealed that Janelle Monáe will be the headliner for the West Holts Stage (day unknown) at 2019’s Glastonbury Festival.

“We have got Janelle Monae headlining the West Holts stage,” said Eavis. “When she last played in 2015 was incredible, that show really was brilliant. You could have watched it with the sound off, and it really would have been incredible. It will be quite a moment.”

Monáe’s appearance aligns with the singer’s upcoming Dirty Computer UK tour which kicks off just after Glastonbury.

The West Holts stage has previously paid host to the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Underworld, Hot Chip, Solange and Run The Jewels.

Monáe joins the two other confirmed acts for this year’s Glastonbury Festival, who are Friday’s Pyramid Stage headliner Stormzy, and appearing in the tea-time slot on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday, Kylie Minogue.

During her chat with Laverne, Emily also revealed further new details for Glastonbury’s 2019 return, including news about The Park, Arcadia, and Block9 – “The Park has got something new appearing next to it where the tipis were” she said, whilst also confirming various upgrades to Arcadia too, which is set to return without the iconic fire-breathing spider.

You can listen to the full interview over at BBC Sounds – they start talking about Glastonbury at around the 02:08:40 time mark.

Whilst the main line-up announcement will probably not be unveiled by the festival’s officials until the end of March / beginning of April, you can check out the latest Glastonbury 2019 line-up rumours (not necessarily likely) HERE.

Glastonbury 2019 will take place between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

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