It’s official folks! American pop superstar Taylor Swift will be headlining the 50th Anniversary edition of Glastonbury Festival in June 2020. Rumours have been rife for months, following the announcement from the Eavis family that an international female that hasn’t played the festival before would be topping the bill and news from Swift’s camp that she would be taking her seventh studio album Lover on the road to wide outdoor spaces rather than the usual chug of arenas and stadiums.
Now, just two days after Swift celebrated turning 30, festival founder Michael Eavis has announced that Swift will be headlining his Pyramid stage on Worthy Farm on Sunday 28th June via twitter:
“She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.”
Taylor Swift. Sunday night headliner. Glastonbury 2020. pic.twitter.com/SHp9A4GG4w
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) December 15, 2019
The news comes after Sir Paul McCartney was announced to headline the Pyramid stage on Saturday 27th June and after Swift herself announced a European leg of outdoor shows including a stop at London’s Hyde Park as part of next summer’s BST Hyde Park run of events.
The truly legendary Diana Ross will be taking up the Pyramid stage’s 4th headline spot during Sunday afternoon’s “Legends” slot, previously made famous with sets from the likes of Kylie, Lional Richie and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.
One headliner is still to be announced for Glasto 2020. But, with an international male act that has also never played the festival before announced by the Eavis family and an accidental fanclub mailshot including a Somerset date over the festival’s weekend, Aerosmith are the likely contenders as they also celebrate their own fifth decade as a band, forming in 1970.
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, to give it its full name, takes place on Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm most summers, with fallow years allowing the land to heal every so often – the last of these taking place in 2018. Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure headlined the festival’s famous Pyramid stage this year while acts as varied as Liam Gallagher, Christine and the Queens, Jeff Goldblum and Sheryl Crow also played the sun-soaked 49th Edition.
The festival boasts over 100 stages, ensuing there is something for everyone, from the huge acts that headline the Pyramid stage to folk and country acts taking over the Fields Of Avalon. There is the Kidzfield for everything from a huge Helter-Skelter slide and face-painting to child-themed acts.
Tickets for the festival sold out in just 34 minutes after going on sale in October, before a single act was even announced. As only a deposit is required during the initial sale, a resale for any tickets not paid in full will be held closer to the event date.