Festival season has been left in a state uncertainty following the spread the Coronavirus, . In fact, many major events have been erring on the side caution, with several major sporting leagues like the NBA, the NHL, and the MLB postponing their seasons until the situation abates. Yet Glastonbury 2020, the 50th anniversary the longrunning UK festival, has decided to move forward as planned, announcing a stacked lineup that includes , , and Sir Paul McCartney.
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Taking to Instagram to make the announcement, Emily Eavis the Glastonbury Festival explained the rationale behind their decision to move forward. “After much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best intentions, here is the first list musical acts for Glastonbury 2020,” she begins. “As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June and we are very proud the bill that we have put together over the last year or so.”
As now, Glastonbury is set to take place on June 24th barring any further changes. The three-day lineup includes Kendrick Lamar (thus narrowing down the release window his inevitable new album), Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney, Thom Yorke, , Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Big Thief, Lana Del Rey, and more. Check out the first lineup announcement, with artwork designed by longtime Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood, below.