Grime sensation and multi award-winning British MC, Stormzy, has been announced as the headline act at Glastonbury 2019.
Stormzy – also known as Big Mike, The Problem, Stiff Chocolate and his birth name, Michael Omari – is the first headline act announced for the festival and will be closing the show on the Pyramid stage on Friday, June 28th 2019.
The singer, rapper and grime artist rose to fame on YouTube sharing his ‘Wicked Skengman’ freestyle.
He started off making road rap but found pure enjoyment in making grime music.
In an interview with Complex, he admitted:
“For a long time, though, I didn’t get the whole road rap thing.
“I thought it was too slow, and sounded too American.
”But I felt like I needed to adapt to it and I needed to jump on it because that’s what was happening.”
The 25 year old is famous for his hit songs, Shut Up, Big For Your Boots and Blinded By Your Grace which is featured on his number one debut studio album.
He has won many awards including ‘British Male Solo Artist’ and ‘Album of the Year’ at the BRIT Awards in 2018 and he even stole the show at the MOBO’s in 2017, winning three awards.
Not only does he rap, the 6”5 artist made his acting debut as Yardz in Brotherhood; the final installment of The Hood trilogy.
After a month of speculation, the news of him performing at Glastonbury was first announced by Oxfam sticking posters up in their shop windows around Glastonbury and Streatham earlier today.
“We are so excited that @GlastoFest decided to announce their first headliner, #Stormzy, in our Streatham and #Glastonbury shops today!
We are so excited that @GlastoFest decided to announce their first headliner, #Stormzy, in our Streatham and #Glastonbury shops today! https://t.co/JU7qnUsvnx
— Oxfam (@oxfamgb) November 15, 2018
Of course Oxfam aren’t the only people ecstatic with the news.
Stormzy himself uploaded the poster to his Instagram captioning it; “THE HEADLINE ACT – GLASTONBURY 2019, well lets be f****** having ya then.
Radio and TV presenter, Maya Jama, also expressed her excitement for her boyfriend, tweeting; “Ohhh okay casual yeah..Just in a relationship with an actual icon, no big deal”.
Ohhh okkk casual yeah..Just in a relationship with an actual icon, no big deal pic.twitter.com/hDDMhkKEmU
— Maya Jama (@MayaJama) November 15, 2018
Tickets for the festival sold out within 35 minutes last month but resale tickets can be purchased in the new year.
Other rumoured artists sharing the stage with Stormzy are Childish Gambino or Liam Gallagher.
Glastonbury begins on Wednesday 26th June and ends Sunday 30th June 2019.