According to different sources, Madonna is the favourite to headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury for the first time next year. The legendary British festival will take place between 26-30 June 2019.
After the strong criticism due to the lack of female headliners in 2017, ”Michael and his daughter Emily Eavis, who organize the Glastonbury festival, want to have a diverse lineup while securing a really big name to drive ticket sales”, according to The Sun.
However, this is not the first time the organizers will try to bring Madonna to headline Glastonbury. Back in 2000, Michael Eavis had expressed his desire to sign the Queen of Pop, but in the end David Bowie headlined the Pyramid Stage that year.
Other rumoured headliners for Glastonbury 2019 include Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure and ABBA.
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter and actress born in 1958. She released her self-titled debut album in 1983. The album gained very positive reviews from the media and it reached the top ten of the charts in many countries. Madonna has been known to push the boundaries of lyrical content in pop music, while she is often criticised for her controversial music videos and performances. However, she is considered one the of the best live performers till today and she still continues to influence other artists. Her later albums Like a Virgin, Turn Blue and Like a Prayer established her as a pop icon. In 1997, she also won a Golden Globe for her performance in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita. Madonna is recognized as the best-selling female artist of all time. She released her last album Rebel Heart in 2015.
Glastonbury is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, England. Apart from the performing musical acts the festival also hosts dance, comedy, theater, circus and other activities. Glastonbury is considered to be the largest greenfield festival of the world. It was organized for the first time in 1970 and since 1981 the festival takes place every four out of five years. The English festival occupies an important place on every festival- and music-lover’s bucket list. After a ‘fallow-year’ in 2018, the festival will return next year.
- Date: 26-30 June 2019.
- Location: Pilton, Somerset, UK.
- Tickets: more information about the ticket release and prices will come in the next months.
- For more information, visit the official website.