Glastonbury have today (April 14) announced hundreds of new acts who will be performing at this year’s festival.
Revealing the lineups for an “all-new micro venue” and five other stages found in the Silver Hayes area of Glastonbury, each will offer “the best in dance music, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, Afrobeat, hip-hop, bass, grime, electronic, neo soul, jazz and much, much more,” according to the festival’s website.
The Silver Hayes stages are: Sonic, Gully-Blues, Pussy Parlure, Wow, BBC Music Introducing and their new micro venue, No Average Groove.
Stretched across five days (June 26 – June 30), names on the bill include Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Steel Banglez, Lady Leshurr, Ocean Wisdom, Four Tet, Miraa May, Ray Blk, Camelphat, and many more.
See the full lineup below:
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) April 14, 2019
For more info on Silver Hayes, visit the website here.
Stormzy, The Cure and The Killers have been announced as the headliners for Glastonbury 2019, heading up a huge line-up on Worthy Farm.
Stormzy will take top billing on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night, while The Killers and The Cure will follow with respective performances on the Saturday and Sunday night of the festival.
Meanwhile, Michael Eavis has revealed one of the reasons why Queen won’t be making an appearance at Glastonbury in the near future.
In a new interview, the Glastonbury founder said that the band’s agent had sent him a “hand-written postcard” in an attempt to secure a headline slot for the band.
“It almost worked, I tell you,” he told the BBC. However, he added it was “not quite our thing.”
“We had a whole row with [Queen guitarist] Brian May about the badgers – do you remember all that?” Eavis continued, referring to his dispute with the musician over badger culling. The festival organiser had gone on record in 2013 in support of the cull. Last year, he called May “a danger to farming” and said he “doesn’t know anything about it at all.”
One person who has been invited but is yet to accept is left-wing American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Often referred to as the Beyoncé of politics, she has been invited to speak at Glastonbury this year by festival organisers.
AOC has not yet confirmed whether she will take up the invitation, but if she does and requires any info on what to expect or advice on how to woo the Glastonbury crowd, Jeremy Corbyn’s door seems like it might always open after the pair talked on the phone for 45 minutes back in February.
A source close to Corbyn has said that if she is unable to make it to Worthy Farm this year then the leader of the opposition “is on standby if Alexandria can’t do it.”