Stormzy penned a pair of emotional tweets earlier today (June 28) ahead of his headline slot at Glastonbury tonight, saying he was “overwhelmed with emotions” about being the first black British artist to top the bill on the Pyramid Stage.
He wrote: “I am the first black British artist to headline Glastonbury. At 25 years old I am the second youngest solo act to ever headline Glastonbury, the youngest being a 24 year old David Bowie in 1971. I’m overwhelmed with emotions, this is the most surreal feeling I’ve ever experienced.”
Stormzy’s tweets have since received thousands of likes and retweets, as well as many comments. One of these comments came from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“Have a great set tonight,” Corbyn wrote. “It’s thoroughly deserved and everyone watching Glastonbury will no doubt enjoy every minute of it.”
See the politician’s tweet below:
Have a great set tonight. It's thoroughly deserved and everyone watching Glastonbury will no doubt enjoy every minute of it.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 28, 2019
Ahead of his performance, Stormzy had hit back at doubters over his ability to headline the festival. He told BBC Radio 1 Xtra: “There were so many doubters being like, ‘Oh, he hasn’t had a No 1 song’, or, ‘Oh, he’s got one album out, he’s not ready.’ I’m there because I’m a serious musician.”
The single is produced by MJ Cole and Jimmy Napes, who co-wrote the track with Stormzy, and it includes vocals by the UK-based choir LJ Singers.