In what is regularly one of the most anticipated announcements of the music calendar, Glastonbury Festival have revealed that London Grime MC Stormzy will headline the Friday night of the 2019 event.
It’s another marquee moment for the rapper who has been on a lightning trajectory since he first broke through in 2015. Having pulled off a rememberable set on the festival’s Other Stage in 2016, and headlined Wireless the following year, Stormzy will top the bill on the opening night of the festival, which took a fallow year out in 2018.
The 25-year-old joins the esteemed company of Jay-Z and Kanye West in being only the third rapper to headline the famous festival. He released his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer in 2017 to great commercial success, winning two Brit Awards in the process.
No other acts have been confirmed so far for the 2019 edition of Glastonbury. The Cure and Paul McCartney are heavy favourites to be the two other headliners for next year’s festival.
Relive Stormzy’s revered Brit Awards performance from this year below.