Emily Eavis has said that they’re progressing well with the line-up for Glastonbury 2019, revealing that the Legend’s Slot will be a ‘non-British female’ and that Paul McCartney is ‘top of their list’ to headline.
The Glasto boss has said that tickets will be on sale in October, and that they’ll announce the line-up shortly after that. Now, she’s given a little more insight into who we can expect to perform down at Worthy Farm.
“We’ve done our first draft of the Pyramid Stage, this is where we’re at,” Eavis told Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. “We’re drafting in a few other stage headliners, that’s what we’re doing today. We’re making progress – really it’s been the last couple of weeks. The festival weekend triggered a lot of agents getting on the phone and thinking ‘oh actually, it’s time we got on the case for next year.
“It’s all really started moving quite quickly now. We’ve finally found our Sunday teatime legend slot as well, which is really exciting.”
She added: “I can’t tell you, but I’ll give you a clue: it’s a female. She is not British, but I can’t give you any more clues because it will get me into trouble.”
Asked about the potential of Paul McCartney headlining, she responded: “Oh we always want him – he’s top of our list. We’ll have to see.”
Amid reports that Madonna will headline Glastonbury 2019, other rumoured headliners for Glastonbury 2019 include Arctic Monkeys, ABBA, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, Oasis and Kendrick Lamar.
This comes after Eavis also said that Culture Club would be a ‘great idea’ to play the legend’s slot next year.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for ABBA recently issued a statement denying rumours that the band could headline the next edition of Glastonbury.
Speaking to NME, Emily Eavis said: “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.”