“What is Glastonbury?”
Following Taylor Swift‘s announcement from yesterday (December 15), confirming her to be headlining Glastonbury Festival in 2020 – American fans of the ‘Lover’ singer were swift (no pun intended) in taking to Twitter to express their confusion.
Known the-world-over, Glastonbury takes place on Worthy Farm, located in the Somerset village of Pilton.
That being said, “Swifties” – also known as fans of the American singer-songwriter – were left bewildered at the news their favourite artist will perform on a Pyramid Stage in “Glastonbury”.
Having never heard of the Worthy Farm-held event, the Swifties were left asking: “What is Glastonbury?”
Jessica wrote on Twitter: “I know I’m probably super stupid for having to ask this but what is Glastonbury?”
I know I’m probably super stupid for having to ask this but what is Glastonbury?
— Jessica 💗🐱🐈 Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Stan (@Jess951000) December 15, 2019
While another confused fan wrote: “ITS TODAY???”
— starbucks lovers (@bananaofswift) December 15, 2019
One bewildered “Swiftie” also asked: “IS THE EVENT A BIG EVENT? Can someone fill me in omg”
To which a fellow fan replied: “probably the biggest festival in Europe….? idk, but something like that”
probably the biggest festival in Europe….? idk, but something like that
— Bruno Fonseca (@brunoxfonseca) December 15, 2019
Trying to find an answer to their question, many fans decided to turn to Google for help.
No, I mean what is Glastonbury, but I googled it
— Red Lover from 1989 (@Cornelia_St13) December 15, 2019
As a result, looking at Google trends, the searches in the global interest in the word “Glastonbury” increased significantly to reflect a massive spike as the news of Taylor Swift’s confirmation was breaking.
— Stagedoor FM (@Stagedoor_FM) December 15, 2019
The booking of Taylor Swift aligns nicely with what Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis said earlier this year in regards to Glastonbury 2020 being as 50/50 gender split as possible.
On the day of the announcement, Eavis said: “Taylor is one of the biggest and best artists on the planet, and we’re just so pleased that she’s coming here to Worthy Farm to join us for our fiftieth birthday celebrations.”
Swift will be the first female headline performer since Adele in 2016 and the sixth solo female headliner in the festival’s 50-year history.
She is the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival after Paul McCartney 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.