Stormzy will headline Glastonbury 2019 after a poster announcement in the Streatham branch of Oxfam close to the star’s childhood home.
Posters were put up in the windows of the Streatham and Glastonbury Oxfam shops announcing the festival’s first ever grime headliner.
The news was confirmed by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.
She said in a statement: “Very happy to confirm Stormzy as our first headliner for next year.
“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. See you there Friday night!”
Your Friday night Pyramid headliner is the mighty Stormzy! pic.twitter.com/z2W9xNsxUE
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) November 15, 2018
The artist will take to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of the Somerset festival which runs from 26 to 30 June.
He rose to fame with the 2015 release ‘Shup Up’ and went on to release his debut album ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’.
— Oxfam (@oxfamgb) November 15, 2018
The highly sought-after tickets sold out in just half an hour last month, but the announcement has split opinions on Twitter.
Stormzy headlining glastonbury is a joke, he’s literally got 1 album. So many more deserving headliners
— chef (@Jackalinden) November 15, 2018
Stormzy headlining Glastonbury after just one album is wild…
— Charlie (@charliexplores) November 15, 2018
Yassss – Stormzy for Glastonbury a great booking pic.twitter.com/gMikagoS0Y
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) November 15, 2018
Totally see the reasoning for booking Stormzy as a Glastonbury headliner. Give a young and accomplished British talent a chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage in the world and take that step up. If you don’t like it…go and see something else.
— Daniel Winkler (@winklefudge) November 15, 2018
Stormzy will make his third Glastonbury appearance on 28 June 2019.