Taylor Swift to Headline Glastonbury Festival Next Year

Superstar Taylor Swift will headline the final day of the 2020 edition of the U.K.-based Glastonbury Festival, according to announcements Sunday from both the festival and the singer on social media.

The official Twitter account of the Glastonbury Festival shared the news that Swift would headline the festival on through a video announcement with Michael Eavis, the festival's founder.

"I'm so pleased to announce that Taylor Swift will be headlining the Sunday ... of Glastonbury this year," Eavis said. "She's one of the biggest stars in the world, and she's young, and she's a fantastic American girl. And it's going to be beautiful. And her songs are absolutely amazing. And 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
Twitter

A minute before the tweet from the Glastonbury Festival, Swift had announced that she would headline the event with a tweet of her own.

"I'm ecstatic to tell you that I'll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary - See you there!" Swift wrote.

Swift will headline on Sunday, June 28, the final day of the festival.

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
Twitter

Considered a hallowed hallmark of British culture, the Glastonbury Festival is a yearly summer music festival that is held across five days in Pilton, a village that is part of Somerset in southwestern England. According to the festival's website, it was first held in 1970, the day after rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London. That year, admission cost only a single pound, and the 1,500 attendees were also given free milk from Worthy Farm. A poster for the 1970 festival advertised such performers as the Kinks and Wayne Fontana.

In the near half-century since, Glastonbury has ballooned to a massive festival. In 2019, 203,000 tickets were sold for 248 pounds (about 330 U.S. dollars). Performers at the 2019 festival included Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus and Lizzo.

According to the Guardian, only five solo female artists have headlined the festival before Swift. The upcoming Glastonbury will be Swift's debut at the festival. Further, Swift will be the first female performer to headline since Adele's appearance in 2016.

The 2020 Glastonbury Festival will take place between Friday, June 24 and Sunday, June 28 in Pilton. The festival's website read that Paul McCartney will also headline the festival on June 27. Diana Ross will play during the Sunday teatime slot on the Pyramid Stage on June 28. Tickets for the next year's event have been sold out, according to the website.

Swift was recently honored with the Woman of the Decade Award from Billboard last Thursday.

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Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2019 in New York City. Taylor Hill/Getty