British Summer Time Hyde Park confirmed Kendrick Lamar (as a non-UK exclusive performance) for 2020
Rumours that Kendrick Lamar could be set to headline Glastonbury 2020 have been reinforced further after an announcement by British Summer Time Hyde Park, confirming that the American rapper will be topping their bill on Sunday, July 5.
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— BST Hyde Park (@BSTHydePark) January 21, 2020
Seeing that the announcement did not indicate that this is a “UK exclusive” performance – which basically means Lamar can play any other festival he desires to in the UK that year – fans have intensified their speculation stance on the possibility that the US rapper will be headlining Glastonbury’s 50 anniversary this year.
The news comes following already strong rumours of Lamar supposedly being the remaining headliner yet to be announced for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary Friday night, and fits in nicely with the clues given by Emily Eavis last year, when she said that two of the headlining acts had never played the festival before, with one being a solo male and the other a solo female.
Taylor Swift has since been announced as the Sunday night headliner for what will be her Glastonbury debut, with Paul McCartney – who has played the Somerset festival before – taking the Saturday night slot.
Swift will also appear at the BST festival in Hyde Park on July 11, with other headliners including Pearl Jam (July 10) and Little Mix (July 4).
In addition to Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney – Diana Ross was also officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner, Carl Cox, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and most recently Crowded House are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.
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 (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.