Grime superstar Stormzy has become the first artist announced to headline next years Glastonbury festival, announced through the unconventional means of a poster in various Oxfam store locations including one in the village of Glastonbury itself, and a high street in Streatham, South London.
Stormzy will become the first Grime artist to top the Pyramid stage in the history of the Glastonbury Festival. The last edition of the festival was held in 2017 in which Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran topped the bill. Its yet to be revealed who the other two headliners of the 2019 edition will be, rumoured acts include The Cure, Spice Girls, Paul McCartney and Elton John among others.
Stormzy last appeared at Glastonbury at their most recent edition in 2017 in which he played the Other Stage, with only one album released so far it’s fair to say we can expect new music next year, even so this is a big push for a rising artist from the worlds biggest festival. This is certainly a massive step up for the genre pioneer.
We reviewed Stormzy only last year when he graduated to playing Birmingham Academy and it’s fair to say he blew us away with his performance. If that's anything to go by Glastonbury will be in for a treat.