"After much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions", Glastonbury Festival has made its first big line-up announcement.
Already announced to headline were Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift, and joining them to headline the Friday is Kendrick Lamar. The Other Stage headliners will be Fatboy Slim, Dua Lipa, and Pet Shop Boys, (probably in that order), and eFestivals believes the West Holts headliners are Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, The Isley Brothers, and Kano (in that order).
The two other previously announced acts are Diana Ross, and Lana Del Rey, and joining them across the weekend are this lot:- Aitch, AJ Tracey, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Angel Olsen, Anna Calvi, The Avalanches, Banks, Baxter Dury, Beabadoobee, The Big Moon, Big Thief, Black Uhuru, Blossoms, Brittany Howard, Burna Boy, Cage The Elephant, Camila Cabello, Candi Staton, Caribou, Cate Le Bon, Celeste, Charli XCX, Clairo, Confidence Man, Crowded House, Danny Brown, Declan McKenna, Dizzee Rascal, EarthGang, EOB, Editors, Elbow, FKA Twigs, Fontaines D.C., Gilberto Gil & Family, Glass Animals, Goldfrapp, Greentea Peng, Groove Armada (live), HAIM, Happy Mondays, Herbie Hancock, Imelda May, JARV IS, Jehnny Beth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kacey Musgraves, Kelis, Khruangbin, Kokoko!, La Roux, Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, Lightning Seeds, London Grammar, Mabel, Manic Street Preachers, Metronomy, Nadine Shah, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Nubya Garcia, The Brides, Phoebe Bridgers, Primal Scream, Richard Dawson, Robyn, Rufus Wainwright, Sam Fender, Sampa The Great, Seun Kuti, Sinead O' Connor, Skunk Anansie, Snarky Puppy, Soccer Mommy, The Specials, Squid, The Staves, Supergrass, Suzanne Vega, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, Thundercat, Tinariwen, TLC, Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes, Tones and I, and The Waterboys.
This is just some of the line-up. Many more artists and attractions, area by area, will be announced over the coming weeks leading up to the full line-up in May. For the details so far plus some rumours please see the Glastonbury Festival 2020 line-up and rumours page.
Regarding the current coronavirus crisis, Glastonbury say:
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!
Glastonbury Festival 2020 will take place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Entrance tickets are sold out, although there will be a resale of entrance/coach tickets on Thursday 16th April 2020, and a resale of entrance tickets on Sunday 19th April 2020.
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