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8 October 2018

GLASTO IS COMING: Headliner Rumour Mill & What Else Is Going On Next Summer!

After a year off, one of the world’s biggest music festivals is back and the anticipation is higher than ever! That’s right, Glastonbury 2019 is coming. After a fallow year for land recovery, dates have been confirmed as 26th – 30th June 2019. Tickets sold out in 36 minutes after it went on sale on Sunday and the rumour mill of headliners is in full swing…

2017’s edition was headlined by Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead but 2019 promises to be bigger than ever! According to NME, Organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed that they have “booked one headliner so far”, adding: “Headliners should be the best artists around , whether they’re rappers, pop stars or rock bands. The genre is irrelevant – it’s about who is going to produce the most exciting show and is making the best music.”


So. Who could headline Glastonbury in 2019…?

The Cure:
The Cure are currently favourites with the bookies to top the bill at Glasto 2019. They’ve headlined three times in their career but not since 1995. When asked by Radio X, if the band would return, front man Robert Smith, replied “Yeah, maybe. We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years. Although we’ve headlined three times, we’ve never been on the best of terms. I don’t know if they forgive and forget.”

Paul McCartney:
McCartney last headlined in 2004. He’s just released his 17th solo album, Egypt Station, and is about to embark on a UK Arena Tour (contact us for hospitality prices).

A fairly left-field choice, hip-hop artists haven’t always been welcomed into the Glasto fold, but Stormzy seems to be a poopular choice! Stormzy’s current odds of performing at Glastonbury is at 1/3.

Glastonbury’s organisers were criticised for the lack of diversity in 2017’s lineup, with all of the headliners being white men. Madonna is the ultimate female pop icon and would counter that issue. The singer has just celebrated her 60th birthday and is showing no signs of slowing down in terms of her music career…

The Strokes:
Despite being one of the world’s biggest bands, The Strokes have (as of yet!) never headlined Glastonbury. The bookies think that may be about to change; they’re amongst the favourites at 6/4 and have an album planned for 2019 – Glasto could be perfect for the New York natives.


Don’t fancy the mud? Other great live acts next summer!

Ed Sheeran: Ed Sheeran is on the road again next summer touring Europe, but will only play 4 UK Dates. The British singer has 2 concerts lined up in Leeds and 2 in his home town of Ipswich. Other stops on the tour include Barcelona, Lyon and Rome.

Where: Ipswich and Leeds as well as various European dates.
May 24th – August 25th 2019

Take That: Take That have confirmed that they’ll be touring the UK next summer to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The Manchester natives will be playing many of the UK’s major venues, including The O2 Arena and The Manchester Arena, while they’ve also confirmed they’ve got some brand new material lined up.

Where: Many of the UK’s major arena’s and music venues.
When: May 2nd – June 4th 2019

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George Ezra: Ezra confirmed back in August an extension of his current tour. Ezra is playing various dates largely in the north of The UK this November, before a full UK Arena tour next summer.

Many of the UK’s major arena’s and music venues.
November 8th – November 15th 2018/March 7th -March 23rd 2019

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Written By Katie Rogerson