Despite many of the worlds leading festivals being cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UK super festival Glastonbury looks to move forward with its 2020 edition after revealing its first wave of artists.
This year’s will mark it the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury and as expected its a jaw dropping lineup is stacked with the very best in live touring acts. From Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, to Taylor Swift and Diana Ross, this year’s edition of Glastonbury will go bigger than ever before.
Dance fans have not been forgotten either, with performances from the likes of Fatboy Slim, La Roux, Groove Armada, RUFUS, Dizzee Rascal and more.
Many have been asking if the festival will proceed as expected in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a quote obtained by Your EDM, a festival representative addressed how they will be handling the uncertainty due to the virus.
“As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June and we are very proud of the bill that we have put together over the last year or so. 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!”
Glastonbury 2020 takes place June 24th-28th, 2020 at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England. For more information, you can visit their official website here.
UPDATE: Thursday March 19, 2020
Festival organisers have announced the cancellation of Glastonbury 2020 due to COVID-19 (Coronovirus) Pandemic, view official statement 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 Phase 1 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