He joins previously announced bill-toppers Foo Fighters
Kanye West will headline Saturday night (June 27) at Glastonbury Festival, it has been revealed.
Emily Eavis of the festival tweeted the news earlier this evening (March 16), writing: “We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid stage!” West joins previously announced headliners Foo Fighters at the event, which takes place on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset from June 24-28. West will be the second ever solo hip-hop act to top the festival bill, following Jay Z’s appearance on the Pyramid Stage in 2008.
There is now one final headline slot to be announced for the festival. Neither Coldplay or Florence + The Machine will headline according to organiser Emily Eavis. Both artists had been linked to one of this year’s headline slots with bookmakers cutting odds on the two bands. However, Eavis recently said she was able to confirm officially that the rumours were unfounded and that neither Florence Welch or Chris Martin will be playing the top slot with their bands in June.
As for the rest of the line-up, that “will be announced in April”. However, Eavis did confirm two names to tide ticket holders over. “You’ve got Courtney Barnett, that’s not bad. She’s doing really well now. We’d like to think we’re doing quite well starting them off in The Park, because Adele played The Park in 2007, and I think she’d be absolutely fantastic on the Pyramid. Father John Misty is my new Courtney Barnett this year for The Park, it’s such a great record.”
Last year, NME.COM users voted for Oasis as the band they would most like to see headline Glastonbury in 2015. The 2014 festival saw headline performances from Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.