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Glastonbury 2019: Janelle Monáe confirmed as latest headliner


Janelle Monáe has been confirmed as the latest act to headline Glastonbury Festival 2019.

Monáe, who released her third full-length album Dirty Computer to widespread praise last year, is the third act confirmed for the event behind Stormzy and Kylie Minogue.

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis stopped by BBC 6 Music on Monday to confirm that Monae will headline the West Holts Stage.

Eavis, who witnessed Monáe play Glastonbury in 2011, described her performance as “visually incredible,” before adding, “you could have watched it with the sound off.” Monáe’s previous Glasto show was so iconic that it was named as one of the festival’s Top 100 performances ever.

Eavis, clearly excited about the return of the festival following its year-long break, also explained that the preparations are going well and that the Glastonbury 2019 line-up is almost complete. “Because of the fallow year we kick into action much earlier, so by August we were ready to go,” she said.

“We’re about 90% of the way there,” she confirmed about the line-up.