Festivals Glastonbury reveals more names for 2020 festival, still planning to go ahead

Glastonbury reveals more names for 2020 festival, still planning to go ahead
Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett

It’s “after much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions.”

In a week that’s seen the cancellation of SXSW and the postponement of Coachella until October due to the coronavirus outbreak, Glastonbury is, according to a statement from Emily Eavis, still planning to go ahead.

“As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June,” she wrote, alongside an announcement of names joining headliners Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney in Somerset this June.

Kendrick Lamar joins as headliner, with Dua Lipa, Glass Animals, Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Beabadoobee among the acts confirmed today.

The festival will announce its full lineup in May.

View this post on Instagram

So, after much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions, here is the first list of musical acts for Glastonbury 2020. ⁣ ⁣ As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June and we are very proud of the bill that we have put together over the last year or so. No one has a crystal ball to see exactly where we will all be 15 weeks from now, but we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed that it will be here at Worthy Farm for the greatest show on Earth!⁣ ⁣ As always this is just a taste of what is to come, we plan to announce many more artists and attractions, area by area, over the coming weeks leading up to the full line-up in May. ⁣ ⁣ In the meantime we post this with much love to all. ⁣ ⁣ Emily

A post shared by Emily Eavis (@emily_eavis) on

More like this