Pop icon Taylor Swift certainly knows a thing or two about milestones, she taught us the most important lessons about growing up in “Fifteen”, celebrated the vibrancy of youth in “22” and pulled a Prince by immortalising the 20th century with her album 1989, but I think ushering in her 30th birthday by announcing a headline slot at Glastonbury has to be the winner, right?
Swift took to Twitter to announce the news last night, posing with a copy of the Glastonbury Free Press that reads “From Christmas Tree Farm to Worthy Farm”. The high-profile gig sees her join the likes of Paul McCartney for the iconic festivals 50th anniversary, and also makes her the sixth solo female headliner in the festival’s 50-year history.
"She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.”
Taylor Swift. Sunday night headliner. Glastonbury 2020. pic.twitter.com/SHp9A4GG4w
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) December 15, 2019
Of course any true Swiftie could have seen this coming from a mile off, following the absence of UK dates from her worldwide ‘Lover Fest’ after she announced the US and European legs of the tour earlier this year. For those of us who missed out on Glastonbury tickets , we have two options: jumping the fence (high risk but VERY high reward) or catching Swift on her only other UK solo date at Hyde Park’s BST Lover Fest takeover in July (which could only be high reward). We’ll let you decide the path you take.