It was reported that next year’s Glastonbury will see the first time headlining of two artists who have never ever played any festivals before. Taylor Swift and Kendrick are the subjects in much speculation over the artists who will appear in the top bill on the Pyramid Stage.
The hype for Glastonbury 2020 has been escalated when festival organiser Emily Eavis gave out more details. “Interestingly, for the other two headliners it’s their first time at Glastonbury and we’ve got one male and one female – so there’s a couple of clues there. I’m sure people will guess, so don’t put them to me!,” Davis talked to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2.
Mega pop star Taylor Swift and acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar are the two artists speculated to appear in the line-up for the most regarded Pyramid Stage. The pair have never, in their careers, appeared in any music festivals before, meaning that if the guesstimate turns out to be true, both Swift and Lamar will make their first official music festival debut at Glastonbury.
The news came out not so long after the organiser confirmed Sir Paul McCartney as the first headliner at the festival. Eavis expressed extreme delight and honour to have the ex-Beatles member as one of the headliners: “Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary,” posted Eavis on her Instagram account. Also, McCartney’s appearance at Glastonbury next year will be his first headlining since 2004.
Regarding doing music festivals, Taylor Swift previously mentioned her intention to perform her latest music at festivals. “The ‘Lover album’ is open fields, sunsets, + SUMMER,” wrote Swift on Twitter. “I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals. Where we didn’t have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East + West!” This tweet has since rendered her fans excited to see the pop sensation finally make a debut at music festivals.
The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, + SUMMER. I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals. Where we didn’t have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East + West! https://t.co/xw6YMN38WE pic.twitter.com/IhVPQ8DMUG
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 17, 2019
So far, the 29-year-old star has announced her upcoming appearances at many festivals in Europe. Besides, her own headline show ‘Lover Fest’ will kick off at Los Angeles and Foxborough starting from July next year. See the list below.
20/06/2020 — Werchter Boutique — Werchter, Belgium
24/06/2020 — The Waldbühne — Berlin, Germany
26/06/2020 — Oslo Sommertid — Oslo, Norway
01/07/2020 — Roskilde Festival — Roskilde, Denmark
03/07/2020 — Open’er Festival — Gdynia, Poland
05/07/2020 — Festival de Nîmes — Nîmes, France
09/07/2020 — NOS Alive — Oeiras, Portugal
18/07/2020 — Allianz Parque — Sao Paulo, Brazil
25/07/2020 — Lover Fest West — Los Angeles, U.S.
26/07/2020 — Lover Fest West — Los Angeles, U.S.
31/07/2020 — Lover Fest East — Foxborough, U.S.
01/08/2020 — Lover Fest East — Foxborough, U.S.
Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain recently revealed that Taylor Swift will also perform at the festival. The date of her appearance has not been announced yet, but Mad Cool Festival will take place from July 8 to 11. The complete line-up includes other big names, such as Billie Eilish, twenty one pilots, Diplo, alt-J, Cage the Elephant, HAIM, Foals, Khalid, and many more. Check out the site for more information.
Photo credit (Kendrick Lamar): Sharon Alagna