Glastonbury announces Taylor Swift to join Paul McCartney and Diana Ross as 2020 headliners

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Glastonbury festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year in Pilton, Somerset, England, and the renowned event has announced that Taylor Swift will be closing the festival down with a headline performance on the Pyramid Stage Sunday night.

The announcement of Taylor Swift joining the lineup comes after the event’s initial November announcement that Sir Paul McCartney would be joining Diana Ross as headliners of the festival. This will be Swift’s first time performing at the festival. Swift is the first female artist to top the bill since Adele in 2016. Friday’s headliner is still to be revealed but festival organizer Emily Eavis recently said it would be a male artist, playing the festival “for their first time.”

Tickets to Glastonbury 2020 sold out within 34 minutes of going on sale, with 155,000 passes total being purchased. Glastonbury Festival will take place from June 24-28.

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Paul McCartney announced as Glastonbury 2020’s first headlining act

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Sir Paul McCartney joins the previously announced Diana Ross on the lineup for Glastonbury 2020. The Beatles’ frontman teased his booking this morning when he shared a photo of Phillip Glass, Emma Stone, and Chuck Berry to his twitter page. Festival organizers confirmed the booking shortly after.

For years, rumors have swirled about the paramount music and arts festival’s 50th-anniversary lineup, with bookies even giving odds and taking bets for possible headliners (McCartney has been a heavy favorite, with Taylor Swift having similar odds). The iconic Beatle is the first of the headliners to be announced, with festival organizer Emily Eavis commenting that “there really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary.”

McCartney last played Glastonbury in 2004, giving fans from around the world a live taste of Beatles magic in what was surprisingly the scouser’s first-ever festival performance.

Last month, all of the 155,000 tickets for Glastonbury 2020 sold out in just 34 minutes.

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