The American Music Awards’ Artist of the Decade, Taylor Swift will headline at Britain’s famous Glastonbury Festival for the first time next year, organisers and the singer have announced.
The “You Need to Calm Down” singer will perform on the storied Pyramid Stage on Sunday June 28, the final day of the music bash, the festival said on its website.
“I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary — See you there!” the Grammy Award-winner tweeted Sunday.
“She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted,” said organiser Michael Eavis.
The American singer-songwriter, who celebrated her 30th birthday last week, recently released her seventh album “Lover”, after signing a new deal with Universal Music Group.
Former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney has already been announced as the top-billing for Saturday night, having previously headlined in 2004, while Motown star Diana Ross will play the Sunday afternoon legend slot.
– Glastonbury Festival –
The Glastonbury Festival is a yearly summer music festival that is held across five days in Pilton, a village that is part of Somerset in southwestern England.
According to the festival’s website, it was first held in 1970, the day after rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London. That year, admission cost only a single pound, and the 1,500 attendees were also given free milk from Worthy Farm. A poster for the 1970 festival advertised such performers as the Kinks and Wayne Fontana.
In the near half-century since, Glastonbury has ballooned to a massive festival. In 2019, 203,000 tickets were sold for 248 pounds (about 330 U.S. dollars). Performers at the 2019 festival included Miley Cyrus, Janet Jackson and Lizzo.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that all tickets to the event were sold out on Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 before the full lineup was announced, which means if you didn’t buy a ticket then, there’s no chance of getting admission to Swift’s show.