Kendrick Lamar named as final Glastonbury 2020 headliner
12 March 2020, 19:12 | Updated: 12 March 2020, 19:34
The US rapper has been confirmed to headline the Friday night on the Pyramid Stage as the festival announces its first line-up.
Kendrick Lamar has been announced as the third and final headliner for Glastonbury 2020.
The US rapper, best known for the hits Humble, Poetic Justice and Pray For Me, will perform on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night, 26 June.
Sir Paul McCartney will headline Saturday night, with American pop superstar Taylor Swfit closing the festival on Sunday 28 June.
Motown legend Diana Ross will perform the "Sunday legends" slot this year.
Also confirmed on the bill are Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Elbow, Blossoms, Declan McKenna, Fatboy Slim, Supergrass, Sam Fender, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Happy Mondays, Skunk Anansie, Primal Scream and Manic Street Preachers. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
In a statement, festival organiser Emily Eavis acknowledged issues over Coronavirus and whether the event would still go ahead. : "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!"
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#repost @emily_eavis: 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 #glastonbury #glastonbury2020
The full list of Glastonbury 2020 artists announced today (12 March):
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
The Big Moon
Cage The Elephant
Cate Le Bon
Gilberto Gil & Family
The Isley Brothers
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Lana Del Rey
Lianne La Havas
The Lightning Seeds
Manic Street Preachers
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Pet Shop Boys
Sampa The Great
Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
Tones And I