The Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, in England. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. This year, the festival would be having its Golden edition and is to run from the 24th of June to the 28th of June, 2020.
The African Giant and Seun Kuti join Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar, FKA twigs, Thom Yorke and more on the festival’s 50th-anniversary lineup. Despite festivals like SXSW and Coachella postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is schedule to go on as plan despite looming public health concerns. Which include directives to avoid large gatherings.
The festival organizer the event, Emily Eavis made this known on Instagram. “As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June. We are very proud of the bill that we have put together over the last year.”
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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. (There’s also a non-circular version of the line-up – and full text list – on our website now) Artwork by Stanley Donwood