It was always going to kick up a storm. British rapper Stormzy has been confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury Festival 2019. Traditionally hosting bands on the famous Pyramid Stage, the festival has evolved to become so much more than that.
The Croydon artist, real name Michael Omari, will be the first grime MC to headline Glastonbury a year on from his BRIT award winning album Gang Signs and Prayers. He previously performed on the Other Stage in 2017.
Festival fans are claiming he isn’t a worthy choice having only released one album. Others argue the Pyramid Stage is to showcase the best of British, making Stormzy the obvious fit.
Your MCM is fuming about Stormzy headlining Glastonbury “what happened to guitar music” he shouts into the void
— Tom (@TomFahy93) November 15, 2018
How is Stormzy headlining Glastonbury after one bang average album ffs?!
— Daniel Rhodes (@DanielRhodes92) November 15, 2018
Glasto has always said the main stage is a platform for up and coming artists to showcase why they're the best of British talent, which is why Stormzy is an appropriate (not fantastic) booking imo! #Glastonbury
— Tom Suffield (@Tosuff) November 15, 2018
Stormzy apparently headlining #Glastonbury is terrible. Not just the homophobic abuse that he includes in his music, but a genre all about violence has no place in glasto at all
— anthony musk (@anthonymusk) November 11, 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
Anyone who saw Stormzy playing Glastonbury's Other Stage in 2017 knows he will CRUSH it on the Pyramid next year. Don't @ me. pic.twitter.com/MpTZP9EeIk
— Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop) November 15, 2018