Glastonbury 2019: Stormzy 'Overwhelmed With Emotion' As He Shares Significance Of Headline Set

The Vossi Bop rapper is the first Black-British star to ever headline the festival.

Stormzy has posted a series of emotional tweets in the lead-up to his headlining performance at Glastonbury, saying it feels like a moment his “entire life” has been leading up to.

The chart-topping grime star admitted he was feeling “overwhelmed with emotions” as he prepared to close Friday night on the Pyramid Stage, noting the significance of his performance.

He wrote: “I am [the] first black British artist to headline Glastonbury.

“At 25 years old I am the second youngest solo act to ever headline Glastonbury, the youngest being a 24 year old David Bowie in 1971. I’m overwhelmed with emotions, this is the most surreal feeling I’ve ever experienced.”

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Stormzy continued: “I feel my entire life has lead to this moment. Can’t explain or fathom what this all is but I am 100% sure this is all God and his favour. Giving him all the glory.

“Thank you to [Glastonbury organisers] Emily & Mike Eavis for believing in me I can’t wait to see you and hug you both thank you so much.”

So far, 2019 has been a huge year for Stormzy, who is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album – the follow-up to his number one debut Gang Signs & Prayer.

Shortly after this, he unveiled second single Crown, in which he celebrated his success and took a moment to address his detractors, mainly those who criticised the Cambridge scholarships for black students that he helped put together.

Stormzy’s Glastonbury set will air live on BBC Two tonight.

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