Grime artist Stormzy has been confirmed as first Glastonbury 2019 headliner.
Speculation has been rife that the grime figurehead would be the latest big name touted for a spot on the Pyramid Stage and now, the news has been confirmed through a series of ‘Glastonbury Free Press’ posters displayed via Oxfam shops.
Oxfam staff have since confirmed to the independent that they were advised to circulate the news. On top of that, Childish Gambino and Liam Gallagher are being tipped up for the remaining two slots. A quote explains: “A couple of weeks ago we ran the rumour that Stormzy was to headline the Friday night at Glastonbury. We’ve now had that confirmed, with either Childish Gambino or Liam Gallagher also taking a key slot that night. Which makes the other headliners mooted – The Cure on Saturday and Paul McCartney on Sunday – both seem plausible. Noel Gallagher is playing next year.”
Far out reported earlier this month that a major website, eFestivals, a forum specialising in festival news, has made the claim that Stormzy will be the headliner for this year on a recent post in their forum. The site’s admin quoted “a music biz newsheet I subscribe to” that had Stormzy headlining Friday night’s festivities.