Janelle Monáe to headline West Holts stage at Glastonbury

Janelle Monae live at Amsterdam Paradiso

The American singer joins the festival’s confirmed acts for 2019 alongside Stormzy and Kylie Minogue.

Speaking to Lauren Laverne this morning (7 January) on BBC 6 Music, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has announced that Janelle Monáe will headline the festival’s West Holts stage.

The news comes in the wake of Monáe’s acclaimed 2018 album Dirty Computer, named as one of Crack Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2018. However, Monáe is no stranger to the festival and is returning eight years after a 2011 performance which has been ranked as one of the top 100 Glastonbury slots of all time.

Monáe is one of only three confirmed acts for Glastonbury 2019 so far. In November, it was revealed that grime musician Stormzy will headline the Pyramid stage on Friday 28 June. In December, it was announced that Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will play the festival’s “legend” slot on Sunday 30 June.

Eavis also revealed on the radio show that the Glastonbury site is undergoing several improvements, including a new installation from Bloc 9 and an entirely new area in The Park.

Glastonbury’s 2019 edition returns to Somerset’s Worthy Farm from 26 to 30 June. Passes have all currently sold out, but ticket resale will open in April via the festival’s official website.