UPDATE: Less than a week after its initial announcement, Glastonbury has been forced to cancel due to coronavirus concerns. Read a statement from the festival below.
In some good news amongst the increasing deluge of coronavirus-related cancellations, Glastonbury has just dropped its 2020 lineup – and it’s legit massive.
Whilst many festivals are announcing cancellations due to coronavirus, Glastonbury is powering ahead with its 50th anniversary 2020 edition.
Despite cancellations from the likes of SXSW, Coachella, Dark Mofo, Download Festival and many more due to the current volatile climate of coronavirus, the festival has decided to go ahead with its 2020 edition.
“No one has a crystal ball to see exactly where we will all be 15 weeks from now, but we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed that it will be here at Worthy Farm for the greatest show on Earth,” festival organizer Emily Eavis described in a statement.
Incidentally, 52% of the lineup currently features female or female-identifying artists. Eavis alluded to the decision last year when she said the lineup would be “as close to” a 50/50 gender split as possible, also telling NME earlier this year that she was “really passionate” about achieving a balanced lineup.
The festival is set to take place between the 24th and the 28th of June at Worthy Farm, Somerset, in England, with more acts still to be announced. Head to the website for more information.
UPDATE: Glastonbury has been cancelled. Read a statement from the festival below.
We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020. Tickets for this year will roll over to next year. Full statement below and on our website. Michael & Emily pic.twitter.com/ox8kcQ0HoB
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) March 18, 2020
Glastonbury 2020 Lineup
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
The Big Moon
Cage The Elephant
Cate Le Bon
Gilberto Gil & Family
The Isley Brothers
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Lana Del Rey
Lianne La Havas
The Lightning Seeds
Manic Street Preachers
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Pet Shop Boys
Sampa The Great
Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
Tones And I