29 Jun 2019

Stormzy at Glastonbury: ‘leaving a legacy for black people beyond just his industry’

Europe Editor and Presenter

Grime artist Stormzy has become the first black British solo artist to headline Glastonbury’s famous pyramid stage in the festival’s 49-year history.

He used his set to highlight a number of social issues personal to him, including the disproportionate number of black men in prisons, a dig at Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson, and brought on the ‘Ballet Black’ dance company to perform.

So is Stormzy more than just a grime artist?

We speak with writer and commentator, Nels Abbey; the author Ore Ogunbiyi, whose debut book ‘Taking Up Space, the Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change’ is being released under Stormzy’s own publishing house; and ten year old dancer, Princess K, who performed with Stormzy at Glastonbury.