Glastonbury 2019 Headliners & Line-Up Rumours
12 May 2018, 06:00
Michael Eavis has hinted the biggest acts in 2019 could be Glasto first-timers, while Emily has confirmed one act as been booked so far. Here's who we think could headline or make the line-up next year.
Festival founder Michael Eavis hinted that the biggest acts who play the next Glastonbury festival will be "two or three that have never played".
While it's not certain whether the 82-year-old meant acts who've never headlined the festival or never appeared at all, it got us thinking who could be in the frame for 2019.
Join us as we examine the evidence and ponder who could feature in the prestigious line-up next year.
The Beach Boys
Mike Love has revealed he'd love for the surviving members of the group to play the world famous festival's Sunday afternoon legends slot with his cousin and the band's co-founder Brian Wilson.
Speaking to The Sun, he revealed: “Yeah, it would be good if we could find the right way in which to do it. We are in contact. “He had a back operation the other day so I sent him a message. There’s a lot of love there."
Despite Robert Plant playing a solo sett at the festival in 2014 and 1993, Led Zep have never visited Worthy Farm. The Kashmir singer recently said we "can't hold our breaths forever" for a reunion, but we can probably manage another year. It's said Eavis first got the idea for Glastonbury after watching them at The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music.
Arguably one of the hottest artists at the moment, Kendrick Lamar has just been confirmed for a headline set at Reading & Leeds 2018, so there's no reason to see why he couldn't headline or at the very least appear at Glastonbury next year, following in the footsteps of rap royalty like Jay-Z and Kanye West, who topped the bill in 2008 and 2015 respectively.
Believe it or not the Rocket Man has never graced the stage at Glastonbury in his six-decade-long career. If that's not enough to convince you, the piano man has announced an end to touring to spend more time with his family.
However, he'll be on the (Yellow Brick) road on a mammoth Global tour that ends in June 2019, and there's convenient gap between his Dublin date on 13 June and his slot at Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival on 29 June.
Just imagine a mass sing-a-long of Tiny Dancer on the Pyramid Stage...
Fleetwood Mac have remained famously elusive when it comes to Glastonbury Festival, forgo-ing it for a stint at Isle of Wight Festival 2015. Has Eavis finally convinced them to grace us with their presence in 2019?
We can't quite believe we're saying this, but somehow The Strokes have never headlined OR featured on the bill at the Somerset festival. With their new album and the follow-up to Comedown Machine reported to not be out until 2019, surely that could put the New York band in the frame for headlining or at least making a cheeky appearance headlining The Other Stage?
You may not like it, but there's no reason why international pop starlet Taylor Swift wouldn't follow in the footsteps of Beyonce.
The Stone Roses
It's hard to believe, but Ian Brown and co. haven't played the festival since being replaced by Pulp in 1995. Could 2019 be our lucky year?
Just imagine this on the Pyramid Stage
Watch Foo Fighters play Everlong at Glastonbury 2017:
Lead Photo credit: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/PA Images, Stevie Nicks: Steven Ferdman / Stringer, Kendrick Lamar: Christopher Polk / Staff, Taylor Swift: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images