Stormzy breaks silence on critics response to him headlining Glastonbury 2019 | News - Music Crowns

Stormzy breaks silence on critics response to him headlining Glastonbury 2019

Stormzy has hit back at critics who voiced their unhappiness when he was named a headliner for Glastonbury 2019.

Back in 2018, the grime star was the first confirmed Pyramid Stage headliner for the festival, an announcement that incited a mixed reaction among festival-goers on social media.

In an interview with Elle, Stormzy explained that the negative responses have spurned him on, motivating him with “mad underdog syndrome” and “confidence”.

“I feel like I have so much to prove, but at the end of the day, I’m Stormzy – and I’m meant to be here,” said Stormzy, “This is the biggest moment. The biggest stage, the biggest all-eyes-on-me kind of spotlight in my career, ever. But if you are waiting for the headliner to give you the Glastonbury headline-calibre performance, then have no fear, calm down, settle.

“You see how Coldplay or Beyonce or Radiohead treat Glastonbury? It’s just another show; a day in the office – only it’s the biggest fucking day in the office, ever.”

Stormzy went onto explain that he understands people’s anger: “I get it. Only one album, where’s all the number ones? But I think the argument doesn’t even deserve the fuel. When 28 June comes, either everyone will be proved right or wrong, but I am the headliner and I will come and give you a headline performance. I am looking forward to doing exactly what I know I am capable of doing.

Stormzy will be joined by Kylie Minogue on the Sunday afternoon legends slot, and Janelle Monae who is confirmed as the West Holds Stage headliner.

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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