Glastonbury: Michael and Emily Eavis

Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, and Led Zeppelin won’t be at Glastonbury 2019

14th October 2018 Off By

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has put a stop to rumours of three massive acts appearing at Glastonbury next year.

Speaking at an event in Taunton last week, Eavis confirmed that they had not booked Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, or Led Zeppelin.

Eavis also revealed that a new area will be added to the South-East ‘naughty corner’ in an attempt to quell overcrowding. The area is currently home to late-night hotspots including Shangri-La, Block 9 and The Unfairground. 

In previous years, a one-way system has been put in place when the main stages close each night and the South-East corner reaches its busiest.

The organisers are also considering allowing Silver Hayes and The Park to run later in an attempt to spread the late-night crowd.

Plans for an expanded Block 9 were hinted at back in February, alongside a ‘radical’ new Arcadia show.

As an Amazon Associate TheFestivals earns from qualifying purchases / Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.co.uk, Inc. or its affiliates

Glastonbury’s planned plastic bottle ban will not be enforced this year, but efforts will be made to reduce the plastic sold on-site. Additional water stations will also be constructed.

Eavis also told the audience that over 1.5 million people had attempted to buy tickets in the recent sales, and that a part-ballot system is being considered for future years.

Other rumoured Glastonbury 2019 appearances include The Cure and Stormzy. Despite bookmakers slashing odds on a reformed Oasis featuring at Pilton, it remains highly unlikely and is a rumour that surfaces almost every year.

Last time around, Glastonbury revealed their first headliner as early as the 20th October, so an announcement could be just around the corner.

Main image credit: Jason Bryant

TheFestivals Editor ● The Tab Contributor ● University of Manchester Politics Postgrad ● Bangor University School of Computer Science graduate ● One of 1500+ Chester FC owners

sam@thefestivals.uk