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Kendrick Lamar confirmed as headliner for Glastonbury 2020

12 March 2020, 19:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Glastonbury has confirmed some new additions to its 50th anniversary celebrations this summer, including third headliner Kendrick Lamar.

Emily Eavis has delivered some positive news this evening by sharing the first list of names playing Glastonbury 2020.

Kendrick Lamar is the third and final headliner for 2020, and has been confirmed alongside Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Aitch, TLC, Kano, Cate Le Bon, Big Thief, Banks, Thom Yorke, La Roux, Greentea Peng, Manic Street Preachers, Laura Marling, Haim, Charli XCX, Clairo, and loads more.

Eavis writes on Instagram that they "are keeping our fingers firmly crossed" for the celebrations to still go ahead this summer following the coronavirus outbreak. Check out her full post below, and there's a non-circular list of the names announced on the festival site.

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So, after much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions, here is the first list of musical acts for Glastonbury 2020. ⁣ ⁣ 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!⁣ ⁣ As always this is just a taste of what is to come, we plan to announce many more artists and attractions, area by area, over the coming weeks leading up to the full line-up in May. ⁣ ⁣ In the meantime we post this with much love to all. ⁣ ⁣ Emily

A post shared by Emily Eavis (@emily_eavis) on Mar 12, 2020 at 11:58am PDT

The new names will play the iconic Worthy Farm location this summer alongside Lana Del Rey, Diana Ross, and headliners Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney.

Taylor Swift will headline on Sunday night (28 June), while Paul McCartney will close the Pyramid stage on the Saturday, meaning Kendrick Lamar must be headlining on Friday.

In November 2019, Emily Eavis said there will be "Pyramid level headliners" on the Other Stage at Glastonbury 2020.

Glastonbury 2020 takes place from 24-28 June. Tickets sold out within 34 minutes. There will be a second chance to get tickets in April. Visit for more information.
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