Fans were quick to point out the move after the pop legend tweeted an image of the poster earlier today (March 18). One fan wrote: “aww bless you edited the poster still thats awesome x”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) March 18, 2019
The original design puts the headliners and other major acts in the following order: The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy, Kylie, Janet Jackson. But Jackson’s edit places her in the top spot on the far left.
Here is the first Glastonbury Festival 2019 line-up poster, which includes our final two Pyramid Stage headliners: @TheKillers (Saturday) and @TheCure (Sunday). Many more acts and attractions still to be announced. pic.twitter.com/jYOoTQQurf
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) March 15, 2019
NME’s El Hunt praised the addition of Jackson to the festival last week, writing that she’s a “certified pop superstar” who has “stonking great bangers to her name like ‘Together Again’ ‘Nasty’ and ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, adding later that it’s “the booking that pop fans are raving about.”
It’s not the first time that artists have edited festival posters to in their favour. Last February, The Sherlocks Photoshopped themselves higher up the Y Not festival bill.
Seemingly dissatisfied by their first gag, the band then shared a parody poster that showed them headlining a classic Glastonbury line-up from 2003.
Glastonbury Festival returns this June following a fallow year in 2018.
The festival has revealed that 42% of its 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.