The 2020 edition of the Glastonbury festival will see this now huge cultural event celebrate its 50th birthday. From its humble beginnings to becoming one of the most popular arts and music festivals in the world, Glastonbury’s big 5-0 bash will no doubt be a corker.
In true Glasto tradition, we’re expecting the major line-up announcements to come in March or April, but there have been a few officially confirmed acts recently:
Motown icon Diana Ross was the first act to be revealed. Mahogany herself will play the Sunday Legends slot, previously occupied by Kylie Minogue in 2019.
Aged rockers Aerosmith will be doing their bit for OAP-representation come Saturday 27th, although we’re still waiting on confirmation whether that will be on the Pyramid or The Other Stage.
Giving a strong indication that 21st century music really is on the decline, Taylor Swift will be playing one of the headline spots on the Sunday night Pyramid Stage.
And the Saturday night headliner on the Pyramid Stage has been confirmed as Macca himself. Taking to Twitter (where else?) to make the announcement, co-organiser Emily Eavis declared Sir Paul McCartney’s return as “an absolute dream come true.”
The closing headline act for the festival will be announced in a matter of weeks – 15th January 2020 – but bookies are already taking wagers on the most likely candidates. You’d typically associate bookmakers and online betting with sports like basketball, football, horse racing etc, but the question of who will headline the Pyramid Stage is causing quite a stir with bookies. Currently, Kendrick Lamar is the clear favourite, but Madam X, Fleetwood Mac and Arctic Monkeys are all in the running too.
Eavis has also let slip that the Other Stage will feature “Pyramid level headliners” in 2020, but whoever they will be is yet to be confirmed. Fan favourites for the coveted spots include Wolf Alice and Biffy Clyro.
There’s also whispers that certain bands are lining up to play secret gigs throughout the duration of the festival, including GreenDay and Glasto vets, Coldplay.
If you didn’t already know, Glastonbury 2020 is completely sold out. Coach tickets sold after just 27 minutes when they went on sale at 18.00 on October 3rd, with general tickets selling out in 34 minutes after going on sale at 9.00 on October 6th.
If you’ve already registered for tickets but couldn’t get your hands on them this year, a resale for both unpaid and returned tickets will commence on April 19th for general tickets, and April 16th for coach package tickets.