Taylor Swift has been confirmed as the second headliner for Glastonbury 2020. The American singer will make her Glastonbury debut by headlining the Pyramid Stage, on Sunday night at next year’s festival.
The ‘Lover’ singer, following much speculation, took to Twitter on December 15 to confirm the rumours by announcing that she will be headlining the Pyramid Stage, on Sunday June 28 2020. Taking to Twitter, Swift, said: “I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there!” Swift wrote. She also shared an image of herself holding the Glastonbury Free Press announcement, which reads: “Sunday night Taylor made for Glastonbury!”
I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there! pic.twitter.com/2gJ40mEiDH
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis shared a video, in which he announced Swift as the second headliner. Taking to social media, Michael Eavis, said: “I’m so pleased to announce Taylor Swift will be headlining the Sunday at Glastonbury 2020. She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.”
“She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.” Taylor Swift. Sunday night headliner. Glastonbury 2020. pic.twitter.com/SHp9A4GG4w — Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) December 15, 2019
Swift, who performed on this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing final, will join the previously announced headliners Paul McCartney and Diana Ross. Speaking about the announcement, Emily Eavis, said: “Taylor is one of the biggest and best artists on the planet, and we’re just so pleased that she’s coming here to Worthy Farm to join us for our 50th birthday celebrations.”
Paul McCartney was the first headliner to be confirmed to play at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, in November. The 50th anniversary performance will mark McCartney’s first appearance at the festival since 2004. Speaking about McCartney’s headline slot, Emily, said: “It’s amazing having him back. It’s the ultimate way to celebrate.”
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Diana Ross will be tackling the coveted “legends slot”, on Sunday afternoon. Earlier this month, Aerosmith announced that they would be heading to Glastonbury, next year as part of their European 2020 tour. However, the Friday headliner has still to be announced and currently American rapper, Kendrick Lamar is heading up bookies odds for the slot.
Meanwhile, Swift is taking a new approach to touring, next year. After 2018’s ambitious, 53-date ‘Reputation’ stadium tour, which played to 2.8m fans and took £259.3m at the box office, Swift is taking her new album, ‘Lover’, to festivals around the world. The star, who celebrated her 30th birthday this week with a Christmas-themed party, will play one further date in the UK next summer, at London’s BST festival, in Hyde Park.
Speaking about her live performances, Swift, said: “The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, and 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,” Swift said as she took to social media to discuss her new way of touring.