Janelle Monáe confirms massive shows in Manchester and London – is Glastonbury on the cards?

They're her biggest UK performances to date.

Janelle Monáe has announced that she’ll play her biggest UK shows to date at Wembley Arena and Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl next year.

The ‘Dirty Computer’ star will play the iconic London venue on July 2, with tickets going on sale from 9am this Friday (December 14). You can buy them here.

Two days later, she’ll head to Manchester for the massive outdoor show as part of the city’s International Festival. Tickets for that show also go on sale on Friday and can be purchased here.

Although no other UK dates have been announced so far, the shows begin only two days after Glastonbury draws to a close – which means she could quite feasibly return to Worthy Farm after wowing crowds in 2011.

Last week, Monae was praised for her emotional reaction after it was announced that ‘Dirty Computer’ was nominated for a Grammy album of the year.

Monáe was nominated for Album of the Year when the Grammy nominations were revealed alongside Drake, Cardi B, H.E.R, Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile and Kendrick Lamar.

Speaking about the album, Monáe said: “This album is so much bigger than me…It’s not about me, it’s about a community of dirty computers, of marginalised voices.

“Being a young, black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say and there was a group of people that I wanted to celebrate. And I just — I’m happy to be representing them. I hope they feel seen, I hope they feel heard and I hope they feel loved.”