- Title: Glastonbury music festival hoping to go ahead, announce more artists on line-up
- Date: 13th March 2020
- Summary: SEVILLE, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 3, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF SINGER DUA LIPA POSING FOR PHOTOS ON RED CARPET
- Embargoed: 27th March 2020 13:48
- Keywords: Diana Ross Glastonbury Kendrick Lamar Paul McCartney Taylor Swift
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
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- Story Text: Glastonbury - the world's largest greenfield festival, has announced their first list of musical acts for the event scheduled to take place in June, despite the on-going coronavirus epidemic.
In 2019 there were 135,000 general admission tickets available for the event, that takes place on Worthy Farm in southwest England.
Writing on their website, festival organizer Emily Eavis said: ''After much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions, here is the first list of musical acts for Glastonbury 2020.''
As well as previously confirmed headline acts Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift, other names on the bill now include Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa and Camilla Cabello.
In her message Eavis went on to explain they are ''working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June' but warned: ''No one has a crystal ball to see exactly where we will all be 15 weeks from now, but we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed that it will be here at Worthy Farm for the greatest show on Earth!''
The coronavirus outbreak, which spread globally since first detected in China last year, has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 5,000 people worldwide.
Several large events have changed plans, South by South West festival of film, music, technology that had been scheduled for March 13-22 in Austin, Texas was cancelled, and The Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert has been postponed for six months
More artists are yet to be added to the Glastonbury line-up, with plans to announce more over the coming weeks, and the full programme will be revealed in May.
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