Glastonbury 2019: Janet Jackson ‘promoted’ in line-up poster

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You may have thought The Killers and The Cure were headlining this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

It was, after all, officially confirmed by organisers earlier this month that they would top the bill at Worthy Farm this year.

But Janet Jackson’s Twitter feed tells a slightly different story.

The R&B star was added to the Glasto line-up on Friday – a bill which also features the likes of Stormzy and Kylie Minogue.

The version of the Glastonbury poster Jackson has tweeted, however, has seen her bumped up to the top slot.

It’s unclear whether the singer’s team asked for this version of the poster to be made or whether Glastonbury offered it (we’ve asked them both).

But we think it’s unlikely Janet was up late one night on Photoshop doing it herself.

Here’s the original Glastonbury poster:

And here’s the new version, posted by Janet Jackson:

Jackson is making her Glastonbury debut this year, with her first UK date in eight years.

More than 60 acts are on the line-up so far, including George Ezra, Miley Cyrus, Anne-Marie and Liam Gallagher.

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Some of the 2019 Glastonbury line-up (L-R): The Killers, Billie Eilish, Stormzy, Janelle Monae, The Cure

Some fans clearly felt that, if anything, Jackson should be promoted to an even higher slot:

Many were just feeling the love for the apparent edit and having plenty of fun with it on Twitter:

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Glastonbury is expected to announce the rest of the bill closer to the festival itself.

The event sold out in just half an hour last October, but cancelled tickets will be put back on sale on Sunday, 28 April.

Eavis recently confirmed that The Prodigy had been booked to play prior to frontman Keith Flint’s death earlier this month.

It’s not the first time a line-up has been altered to bump an artist up the pecking order.

Last month, The Sherlocks admitted photoshopping the Y Not line-up poster so they appeared higher than The Amazons.

In the original, released by Y Not Festival, The Sherlocks featured on the fourth tier of acts. But in the one they shared they were in the third tier.

“We just thought we’d do it for a bit of a laugh. Now everyone’s talking about it,” the band’s drummer Brandon told Newsbeat.

A spokesperson for Y Not said there was only one official poster.


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