Stormzy confirmed for Glastonbury 2019
17 November 2018, 04:30 | Updated: 17 November 2018, 04:31
The British grime star has been advertised as the first headliner in posters which appeared in Oxfam stores.
Stormzy has been confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2019.
The news was broken this week through the festival's Glastonbury Free Press posters, which began appearing in Oxfam stores.
See one spotted in Streatham, below:
Now Stormzy has confirmed the news on his official Instagram, sharing the very same poster with the caption: "“THE HEADLINE ACT - GLASTONBURY 2019, well lets be fucking having ya then."
Glastonbury Festival then confirmed the news on their official accounts, writing: "We’re delighted to announce that Stormzy is confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2019. The multi award-winning British MC will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 28th."
We’re delighted to announce that Stormzy is confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2019. The multi award-winning British MC will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 28th. pic.twitter.com/xXhKPuKC3z— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) November 15, 2018
The Shut Up rapper was among some of the artists rumoured to be up for headlining duties this year, with Emily Eavis teasing that Friday night headliner was a British artist who "hasn't had a stage like this before".
Though not sharing the name of the star, she told the BBC: "We have got one of the artists that I'm most excited about in Britain right now," adding: "This to me is going to be a moment. And he can become the enormous person that he is, do you know what I mean?"
The grime star previously sent the rumour mill into a frenzy this summer when he shared an Instagram Story with the words: No I’m not havin hip hop at Glastonbury… Fuckin’ No chance.”
On Stormzy's Instagram story, he's showing what's almost the old Noel Gallagher quote from when Jay Z was announced as headliner in 2008.— The Glasto Thingy (@TheGlastoThingy) August 23, 2018
Make of it what you will.#Glastonbury #Glasto #Stormzy pic.twitter.com/x35ap6SUKD
The quote is a reference to Noel Gallagher, who told NME after hearing that Jay-Z would be headlining the festival in 2008: “Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go 'Kylie Minogue?’ I don't know about it.
“But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."
Jay Z famously responded to his Noel Gallagher and his critics by arriving on stage for his headline slot complete with a guitar, while singing the words to Wonderwall.
Watch The Killers talk about their secret set at Glastonbury 2017: