Glastonbury 2024: Full line-up announced – with space for surprise acts

Glastonbury 2024: Full line-up announced – with space for surprise acts
  • PublishedJune 5, 2024

Stars including Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, The Zutons, Shania Twain, Little Simz, Idles, Avril Lavigne, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Janelle Monae, Cyndi Lauper, Burna Boy and Camila Cabello will all play at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury has announced its full line-up, with the final acts added to the bill ahead of the five-day event kicking off later this month.

Nigerian pop star Tems and indie rockers The Zutons will play on the Other Stage – the event’s second-largest performance space.

It was previously announced that Dua LipaColdplay and SZA will headline on The Pyramid stage.

Country pop superstar Shania Twain will perform the Sunday afternoon “legends slot” on the festival‘s famous Pyramid Stage.

Scottish indie rockers The Snuts, Liverpudlian singer Jamie Webster, rock duo Soft Play and rising star Rachel Chinouriri are also among the acts who have been added to the line-up.

With stars including Little Simz, Avril Lavigne, Jessie Ware, Janelle Monae, Cyndi Lauper, PJ Harvey and Camila Cabello on the bill alongside Dua Lipa, SZA and Twain, it is a line-up filled with female acts – and the first time that two out of the three headline performers will be women.

The strong female line-up comes after organisers were criticised for having all-male headliners last year, with Arctic Monkeys, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Sir Elton John, performing his last-ever UK gig, topping the bill.

Tuesday’s announcement also included stage times for all the artists, talks, and events that will take place throughout the event.

Dua Lipa poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film 'Argylle' on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024 in London. (Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)
Image:Dua Lipa will headline the Pyramid stage on the Friday night. Pic: Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP

Which other acts are playing and when?

Rock band Squeeze will open the Pyramid Stage on Friday at midday, followed by rising star Olivia Dean, K-pop group Seventeen and singer Paul Heaton.

Later, PJ Harvey and LCD Soundsystem will warm up for Dua Lipa as she headlines the main stage on Friday night, which will be her Pyramid Stage debut.

Other highlights on Friday will include D-Block Europe and Idles playing the Other Stage, while Jungle top the bill on West Holts and Fontaines DC head up the Park Stage.

On Saturday, the main stage will welcome Nigerian singers Femi Kuti and Ayra Starr, followed by US ’80s chart-topper Cyndi Lauper and rock band Keane.

Mercury Prize winner Michael Kiwanuka and British rapper Little Simz will also play on the Pyramid Stage in the evening before Coldplay tops the bill.

It will mark the rock band’s first Pyramid Stage appearance since 2016 and make them the first act to headline Glastonbury five times.

British singer Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Music Festival, Saturday, June 25, 2011. More than 170,000 ticket-holders have arrived at Worthy Farm for the 41st festival. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Image:Coldplay will give their fifth headline performance – breaking a Glastonbury record. Pic: AP/Joel Ryan

Meanwhile, on the Other Stage, the Saturday line-up includes Brit rising star winners The Last Dinner Party, US singer Camila Cabello and electronic duo Disclosure.

The main stage on the final day will open with a performance by Interlinked Ballet, with Seasick Steve and Paloma Faith set to take to the stage in the afternoon.

They will be followed by Twain who is expected to play her hits including Man! I Feel Like A Woman!, You’re Still The One and That Don’t Impress Me Much during the legends slot.

US singer and actress Janelle Monae and Nigerian singer Burna Boy will take over for the evening session before US star SZA closes out the Pyramid Stage with her hits including Saturn and Kill Bill.

SZA performs during the 2022 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 05, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Casey Flanigan/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPX
Image:SZA makes her Pyramid debut. Pic: Casey Flanigan/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPXFlanigan/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPX

Sunday will also see US star Avril Lavigne, Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club and US rock band The National perform on the Other Stage.

With the festival known for pulling off surprises, there will no doubt be a few secret acts during the event, including in the 6pm slot on Saturday on the Woodsies stage, marked “TBA”.

In previous years, acts such as the Foo Fighters, The Killers and Radiohead have surprised festivalgoers in these secret slots.

The festival will also pay tribute to the late DJ Annie Nightingale, the first female presenter on BBC Radio 1, who died in January at the age of 83.

Tickets for this year’s Glastonbury were snapped up in under an hour when they went on sale in November. A resale of any cancelled or returned tickets in April sold out in just 22 minutes.

The event, which hosts more than 3,000 acts and around 200,000 people on site, will take place from 26-30 June.

SOURCE: SKYNEWS

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