Kanye West To Headline 2015 Glastonbury Festival

By Staff  |  03/16/2015

Kanye West

Kanye West has been tapped to headline the annual Glastonbury Festival in England.

The hip-hop star announced the news, via Twitter on Monday (March 16), saying he'll be playing the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night during the five-day music event. "EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE IM HEADLINING PYRAMID STAGE SATURDAY NIGHT @GLASTOFEST THIS YEAR," he tweeted.

Kanye becomes the second hip-hop act ever to headline the festival, following Jay Z's appearance in 2008. Previous headliners include Beyoncé, Coldplay, U2, Paul McCartney, and The Rolling Stones.

In addition to Kanye, the Foo Fighters will headline Friday and Lionel Richie and the Dalai Lama will appear on Sunday.

The full 2015 lineup will be announced later this spring.