Boss Emily Eavis has announced that Janelle Monae will headline the West Holts Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Speaking to Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, Eavis said that the festival was 90% of the way there with confirming the line up.
MTV Music Award winner Janelle Monae played the festival in 2015, with Eavis calling her previous performance incredible. After the success of her critically acclaimed 2018 album ‘Dirty Computer’ Monae will make up a huge appearance for the festival.
Grime icon Stormzy has also been revealed as the first artist confirmed for the main stage Pyramid headliner on Friday (June 28), to mixed reviews from festival goers.
It has also been reported that Kylie Minogue has confirmed she will appear on the Sunday (June 30) playing on the Pyramid Stage during the teatime slot, that has previously been host to other legendary artists such as Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton.
Kylie took to twitter confirming her first gig at Glastonbury, after treatment for breast cancer forced her to cancel a headlining appearance some 14 years previously.
Kylie wrote: “I’m so thrilled to announce that i’ll be playing the ‘Legend slot’ on Sunday 30th June @Glasto2019. It will be 14 years since I was originally meant to appear there and so much has happened up to now. I can’t wait to see you all there to share this special show”.
Eavis also discussed with Lauren Laverne the changes and developments that Aradia are making on the site. There is to be a completely new area, and completely new design. Bloc 9 are expanding down into the South East corner with a ‘mind blowing’ new installation. The Park will dos have something new appearing in it.
Other acts rumoured to be playing Glastonbury 2019 include Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney, The Cure and Arctic Monkeys. The pop group The Spice Girls who are reforming for a string of stadium shows this summer, are also according to Mel B in talks with festival organisers.