It looks as though Brexit will now take place over Glastonbury 2019…

Here we go again...

After the result of the initial vote infamously fell over the festival in 2016, it looks as if Brexit could now kick in during Glastonbury 2019.

With Parliament repeatedly failing to reach a consensus on several meaningful votes, Theresa May has now written to the European Council President Donald Tusk to request a further delay until June 30.

Currently, the UK is due to leave the EU on April 12 even though no withdrawal deal has been approved by parliament.


Now, the PM has proposed that if MPs can approve a deal in time, the UK may be able to leave the EU before the European Parliamentary elections on May 23. The prime minister has proposed that if UK MPs approve a deal in time, the UK should be able to leave before European Parliamentary elections on 23 May.

The new date would coincide with Glastonbury weekend (which takes place from June 26-30), mirroring how the announcement of the Brexit result cast a shadow over the opening day of Glastonbury 2016.

At the time, Glastonbury even issued a statement to festival-goers on the news that the UK would leave the EU:

“Everyone is repeating they have no words,
But we’re full of them.
As the camp wakes up to the news,
Tents come alive with profanity,
It can’t be true, can it, really?
It is.
It’s a day none of us have felt less British.
As those around us crack open breakfast wine and shout for revolt.
I think we’re pretty safe in the knowledge that it’s nobody’s here fault.
So let’s trudge on through the mud,
And sing out loud our protest songs.
As the country is divided – in this field we belong,
Embrace your fellow Glastonbury,
As they are feeling just like you,
Goodbye old friend,
We’ll miss you a lot,
Our little mate the EU.”

Last month, it was announced that The Killers and The Cure would be joining Stormzy in headlining Glastonbury 2019, with Janelle Monae, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, George Ezra, Interpol, Johnny Marr, Liam Gallagher, Tame Impala and Miley Cyrus also among those confirmed on the line-up.


42% of the acts are female, reflecting a recent push for festivals to offer a gender-balanced line-up. None of the headliners are women, however, with Adele the last female to top the Pyramid Stage when she played in 2016.

All tickets are currently sold out, but a resale for unwanted tickets will take place on Sunday April 28.