Stormzy for Glastonbury? Oxfam posters ‘confirm headliner’


Stormzy appears to have been announced as the first headliner for next year's Glastonbury.

A Glastonbury Free Press poster put up in some Oxfam stores says the grime artist and rapper will play on the Friday night of the world-famous festival in Somerset.

Sky News spoke to a member of staff at the charity's store in Glastonbury, who confirmed the poster was up and would be staying up, but would not say where it had come from.

Another poster has also been spotted at a store in Streatham, southwest London. Staff there would not give any details.

Image: Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage is one of the most famous music stages in the world

No official announcement has been made on the Glastonbury website or social media sites, and organiser Emily Eavis is yet to comment on the reports. Sky News has contacted Glastonbury and agents for Stormzy for comment.

Speaking at BBC Music Introducing Live earlier this month, Eavis hinted that a "great British artist" would headline at the 2019 festival. She also revealed the Friday headliner "hasn't had a stage like this before".

As always with Glastonbury announcements, the news was met with delight from some…

Shout out to Stormzy though! He will become the first Grime artist to headline Glastonbury

— MusicUpdates (@looneyblogger) November 15, 2018

Stormzy is a great choice for a Glastonbury headliner. He's had a meteoric rise — I saw him play the Other Stage mid-afternoon at 2017 Glasto — and he's super-credible, future-facing and a good bloke to boot. Can't wait!

— Carl Loben (@CarlLoben) November 15, 2018

Totally see the reasoning for booking Stormzy as a Glastonbury headliner. Give a young and accomplished British talent a chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage in the world and take that step up. If you dont like it…go and see something else.

— Daniel Winkler (@winklefudge) November 15, 2018

stormzy confirmed as first glastonbury headliner – and first ever grime artist to top its billing.

proof that @glastofest remains the most relevant, important, and progressive festival of culture in the uk. pic.twitter.com/eFawnYKfr3

— james hitchings-hales (@ballsnotborders) November 15, 2018

And dismay from others…

hahahahaha imagine going glastonbury and stormzy is your headliner

— KARSTEN (@boc_maxima) November 15, 2018

Stormzy headlining Glastonbury is the biggest joke of the year

— Ross Miller (@R0ssMill3r) November 15, 2018

Stormzy is class but how is he headlining Glastonbury?

— Connor Thorpe (@ConnorTSWFC) November 15, 2018

The festival will take place on 26-30 June 2019.

Tickets sold out in just 36 minutes when they went on sale last month.

After unprecedented demand, festival organisers said they had been "truly humbled by the enormous number of people from around the world who hoped to come to next year's festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply".

Earlier this year, Stormzy announced he would be funding a scholarship scheme for two black students to study at Cambridge University.

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Announcing the scheme, the rapper said: "If you're academically brilliant, don't think because you come from a certain community that studying at one of the highest education institutions in the world isn't possible.

"I was always reminded by my teachers that I was destined, if I wanted, to go down that road and study at one of the top universities."

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