R&B star Janelle Monáe has been announced as the headline act for the West Holts stage at Glastonbury 2019.
Speaking to Lauren Laverne on the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show in London this morning, January 7th, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis was full of praise for Monáe following her debut appearance at the festival back in 2011.
“When she last played, visually it was just incredible.” an excited Eavis said. “You could have watched it with the sound off and it really would have been incredible.”
“It will be quite a moment.”
Monáe joins previously announced Glastonbury headliner Stormzy on the line-up as well as pop icon Kylie Minogue who will play the celebrated “legend slot” on Sunday afternoon.
Watch Janelle Monáe’s performance of ‘Tightrope’ at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival below:
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Janelle Monáe’s return to the iconic Glastonbury stage comes following the release of her 3rd studio album, the critically acclaimed ‘Dirty Computer’.
Celebrating sexual freedom and “black girl power” against a backdrop of catchy soulful, funk-pop beats, the album once again saw Monáe collaborate with her longtime hero Prince before his untimely passing in 2016.
“Prince was actually working on the album with me before he passed on to another frequency, and helped me come up with some sounds.” Janelle told BBC Radio 1 back in 2016.
“And I really miss him, you know, it’s hard for me to talk about him. But I do miss him, and his spirit will never leave me.”
Debuting at number six on the US Billboard 200, the record is nominated for Album of The Year at the 61st Grammy Awards due to take place in L.A. next month.
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