Popstar Taylor Swift, who was just awarded Artist of the Decade at the AMAs, will headline the iconic Glastonbury Festival next year to celebrate the festival’s 50th anniversary.
Swift announced the news on Twitter over the weekend, noting that she was “ecstatic” to perform at the event. This will be Swift’s debut at Glastonbury, and she’ll be the first female headliner since Adele in 2016. She joins Paul McCartney and Diana Ross, who were previously announced as headliners.
Michael Eavis, Glastonbury founder, noted in a statement that the organizers are excited to welcome Swift to the stage.
“She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing,” he said. “We’re so delighted.”
Glastonbury Festival will take place from June 24 to 28, 2020. Swift will take the stage on Sunday. When tickets went on sale in October, tickets sold out in just 34 minutes. Resale tickets for unwanted or unpaid tickets will head on sale April 16 for coach tickets and April 19 for general tickets.
Swift’s performance precedes her Lover Fests, which were announced earlier this year. The star will head to both the east and west coast for two-night shows in Los Angeles, California and Foxborough, Massachusetts in support of her seventh studio album, Lover. The LP, which dropped in September, features tracks “ME!” with Brandon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, “The Archer,” “The Man,” and “Lover.” While her Reputation Stadium Tour crossed the nation, Swift wanted to try something different.
“The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, and summer,” she said of the album. “I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals.”