Ed Sheeran congratulates Stormzy on epic Glastonbury 2019 headline set

Ed Sheeran congratulates Stormzy on epic Glastonbury 2019 headline set


Ed Sheeran couldn’t be more proud of his bestie Stormzy after the rapper delivered a powerful headline performance at Glastonbury 2019 last night.

Stormzy, 25, kicked off this year’s music festival by gracing the Pyramid Stage on Friday night, performing to tens of thousands of fans.

During his 19-song setlist, the rapper performed his remix of Ed’s 2017 hit single Shape Of You and told the audience that he wanted his ‘brother’ to join him on-stage, but the popstar was busy performing on tour in Austria.

Still despite the distance, Ed made sure to congratulate his pal on what was an epic and record-breaking headline set.

In a touching Instagram post, the Castle On The Hill singer wrote: ‘First black British solo artist to headline Glastonbury, second youngest to ever headline, and just an inspiration to so many.

‘This is just the start, congrats big Mike, looking forward to see you do more achievements like this.’

Stormzy, real name Michael Omari Owuo Jr, is clearly still overwhelmed from the night as he was pretty much speechless in an Instagram Story he posted early on Saturday morning.

The Big For Your Boots rapper said: ‘Glastonbury, over and out. I love you guys. Jeez,’ with several love heart emojis captioned over the clip.

His lengthy headline set included surprise appearances from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Game of Thrones actor and singer Jacob Anderson aka Raleigh Ritchie, and Dave and Fredo who performed their number one hit single Funky Friday.

Stormzy performed much of his back catalogue, including breakout hit Shut Up, Know Me From, Blinded By Your Grace and latest number one single Vossi Bop, which includes the controversial lyrics: ‘F**k the government and f**k Boris.’

In one particular memorable moment, Stormzy listed the names of several black British rap and grime artists who have enjoyed phenomenal success in recent years. These included J Hus, Krept & Konan, Ms Banks, AJ Tracey, Notes and Bugzy Malone.

He also paid tribute to rapper Cadet, who tragically died in a car accident in February.

Hours before his iconic performance, Stormzy posted an emotional message on Instagram recognising his achievement.

The rapper said: ‘I am first black British artist to headline Glastonbury,’ he wrote. ‘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.’

He 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 Emily & Mike Eavis for believing in me I can’t wait to see you and hug you both thank you so much.’

Glastonbury 2019 continues this weekend with headline performances from The Cure and The Killers. 

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