The legendary Glastonbury founder said the Festival’s Sunday night headliner will be announced in January
Last Updated on December 15
It appears the planned announcement for January 15 came one month earlier than expected, with Taylor Swift being announced on December 15 (rather than January 15).
Michael Eavis has revealed the announcement date for Glastonbury 2020‘s Sunday night headliner.
In an interview with Warminster School‘s newly launched radio station 1707 Radio, which took place yesterday morning (December 9) – the legendary Glastonbury founder was asked whether he could share any information in regards to the Festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020 – to which Eavis replied: “The top headliner for the Sunday night is going to be announced on the 15th of January”.
“That’s going to be big news, yeah […] I’m absolutely thrilled about it”, he added.
The interview was conducted by pupils of the School – Will, Jack, Marcus and Jamie – who probed Michael about everything from his favourite Glastonbury moment, to how he thinks the Festival has affected British festival culture in general.
The 84-year-old award-winning dairy farmer was the school’s radio-launch-day special guest, and in addition to being their first interviewee, Eavis also did the honours by cutting the ribbon.
A very exciting morning @Warminster1707 as we launched @1707Radio with the help of special guest Michael Eavis. Our DJs did a great job asking probing questions and the Glastonbury great was in top form. #acommunityofopportunities pic.twitter.com/tkdGI1jRH2
— Matt Williams (@WilliamsMatt75) December 9, 2019
You can listen to the last 12 minutes of Michael Eavis’ interview below – He mentions the headliner announcement date towards the end of the interview, at around the 9:58 time-mark.
Michael Eavis Interview Recorded 09/12/2019 @ 12:15 – by 1707 Radio. Courtesy of Stella Aldridge.
Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis had recently revealed that of the two remaining Glastonbury headliners – one is male, the other female, and neither have performed at the Festival before – leading many to believe that they’ll be Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.
Paul McCartney was the first headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival 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.