After being tipped as the bookie’s favourite for a good few months, Kendrick Lamar has been revealed as the final headliner for 2020’s Glastonbury Festival.
Taking the lead on the Pyramid Stage on Friday 26th June, Lamar will join previously-announced Sir Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift as main-stage headliners; festival-curator Emily Eavis has previously spoken on the various non-Pyramid stages across Glastonbury, citing that this summer’s 50th anniversary will also see “Pyramid-worthy artists headline the Other Stage”. Lamar’s reveal came part of the first-wave line-up announcement, which also featured artists including the likes of Skunk Anansie, HAIM, Dua Lipa and Kano.
2020 will mark Kendrick’s first appearance at Glastonbury, and will likely coincide with the anticipated release of his new album, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘DAMN.’. Recent leaks have suggested Lamar’s new project will be more ‘rock-influenced’, and that the record is ‘almost finished’.
Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary runs from 24-28th June 2020.