Stormzy will be the first UK rapper ever to headline Glastonbury in 2019.
Glastonbury Free Press posters were spotted in Oxfam shops, announcing ‘Stomzy Friday! First Glastonbury Headliner Revealed’.
Glastonbury Festival then confirmed the truth of the posters later in the day.
Stormzy performed at the Other Stage at Glastonbury in their last festival in 2017, famously calling out the UK Government for their handling of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Stormzy’s debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, was released in early 2017 and formed the backbone of his set, and went on to win British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards.
Oasis and Madonna are the bookies’ favourites to be the other headliners in 2019, a year in which Glastonbury will ban plastic bottles from the mammoth festival.
Stormzy is having a ground-breaking year, announcing a fund for black students to go to Cambridge University.
We’re delighted to announce that Stormzy is confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2019. The multi award-winning British MC will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 28th. pic.twitter.com/xXhKPuKC3z
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) November 15, 2018