'A huge cultural moment': How Stormzy and his creative team triumphed at Glastonbury

James Hanley

It was the most iconic set of the summer, but the seeds for Stormzy’s history-making Glastonbury headline bow were sown two years earlier.

Fresh from dropping his debut (and as yet only) studio album Gang Signs & Prayer (404,290 sales, OCC), the grime MC conquered the festival’s Other Stage in 2017, winning friends and influencing one very important person in particular.

“That’s when Emily Eavis first saw Stormzy and thought, ‘Wow! This guy doesn’t just bring it to the table ...

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