Stormzy Gets Big Look As Glastonbury 2019's First Headlining Act

The U.K. rap star is making history in his country.

(AllHipHop News) Stormzy will make history at the Glastonbury festival next year by becoming the first grime artist to headline the event.

The slot was teased on a poster which mysteriously appeared in an Oxfam shop near the star's childhood home in Streatham, England.

Another poster, announcing the gig next June, also appeared in an Oxfam store in Glastonbury on Thursday.

Angus Lavery, the manager of the store, told the BBC he had no idea how the poster got there, adding, "It just appeared at lunchtime. I don't know who put it up but I haven't been told to take it down."

Stormzy has since confirmed the news via a post on Instagram, and festival boss Emily Eavis has made it official by releasing a statement via the Glastonbury website.

"Very happy to confirm Stormzy as our first headliner for next year," she wrote. "He's one of the most exciting British artists to come along in years and after seeing him play here in 2017, we knew next time he had to come back and headline the Pyramid (stage). See you there Friday night!"

Madonna, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, and Kylie Minogue have also landed on fans' wish lists for the return of Glastonbury in 2019, but the line-up won't be confirmed until the new year.

The initial wave of tickets for the festival sold out in just 30 minutes after going on sale last month (Oct18). Glastonbury 2019 will take place at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 26 to 30 June.

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