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Three 20th century icons announced for Glastonbury 2024 after mediocre initial line up-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

These clashes are ‘unforgiveable’.

Three 20th century icons announced for Glastonbury 2024 after mediocre initial line up-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

We finally know who’s playing Glastonbury! (Picture: Getty)

The initial line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2024 left much to be desired in the eyes of fans but the newly announced acts should convince any naysayers.

Tickets sold out way back in October, with a lucky few grabbing extra releases in April – but the organisers have held out on releasing the line up until now.

More acts have been revealed with the likes of Squeeze, James, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, and the Snuts joining Coldplay and Dua Lipa at Worthy Farm.

Glasto organisers have shared the full set timings and finally revealed the entire line-up – with over 3,000 acts performing across the festival weekend in June.

In an overwhelming announcement, the iconic festival has added Seasick Steve, Jamie Webster, the Staves, the Skatalites, the Vaccines, Johnny Flynn, Rachel Chinouriri.

00s icons The Zutons, who were behind Amy Winehouse’s Valerie, will also take to the Other Stage alongside Avril Lavigne, Idles, and Two Door Cinema Club.

‘Overall better than I thought but the Saturday is woeful however I’m still extremely excited,’ said Jack Webb on X.

On the official Instagram, Chris Woodage vented: ‘Fontaines/idles clash is slightly unforgivable!’

Rosie Harrison asked: ‘Very excited and the lineup is only one part of glasto for me but I do feel slightly underwhelmed by this lineup this year. It doesn’t really seem very current to me or like it’s really embracing new and diverse sounds as well as it could?

‘Where is Chappell Roan or Troye Sivan? Both been massive artists this year?’

However, a more measured response came from Simon Hawkins who pointed out: ‘A lot of people very upset that the whole lineup hasn’t been planned around their individual preferences.’

Coldplay, pictured here on the Pyramid Stage in 2016, are headliners at Glastonbury for a record-breaking fifth time (Picture: Samir Hussein/Redferns)

Seasick Steve is performing on the Pyramid Stage this year (Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

There are still a few ‘to be announced’ slots lurking on the line-up – most notably a mysteriously empty 6pm slot on the Woodsies stage on Saturday, June 29.

While people are generally more pleased with the announcement, fans have spotted some ‘unforgivable’ clashes already.

Idles will be competing with The Fontaines, Dua Lipa, and Jamie XX as Coldplay, Disclosure, and Jessie Ware all fight for the Saturday night headlining attention.

In a timing fumble (in Pride month no less), Janelle Monae, Avril Lavigne and rising star Baby Queen are all filling the Sunday 6pm slots.

Key set times for Glastonbury headliners

Friday Glastonbury set times

Pyramid Stage

DUA LIPA 22:00 – 23:45
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 19:45 – 21:00

Other Stage

IDLES 22:15 – 23:30
D-BLOCK EUROPE 20:30 – 21:30
ANNE-MARIE 18:45 – 19:45

Avalon Stage

KATE NASH 21:35 – 22:35
HAIRCUT 100 20:05 – 21:05
LULU 18:35 – 19:35

Acoustic Stage

SCOUTING FOR GIRLS 20:00 – 21:00

Park Stage

FONTAINES D.C. 23:00 – 00:15
DEXYS 18:00 – 19:00
BARRY CAN’T SWIM 14:00 – 14:45

Saturday Glastonbury set times

Pyramid Stage

COLDPLAY 21:45 – 23:45
LITTLE SIMZ 19:45 – 20:45
KEANE 16:00 – 17:00
CYNDI LAUPER 14:30 – 15:30

Other Stage

DISCLOSURE 22:30 – 23:45
THE STREETS 20:30 – 21:30
CAMILA CABELLO 18:45 – 19:45

West Holts Stage

JESSIE WARE 22:15 – 23:45
MASEGO 20:30 – 21:30

Stonebridge Bar

IDRIS ELBA 02:30 – 03:30

Acoustic Stage


Sunday Glastonbury set times

Pyramid Stage

SZA 21:30 – 23:15
BURNA BOY 19:30 – 20:30
JANELLE MONAE 17:45 – 18:45
SHANIA TWAIN 15:45 – 17:00
PALOMA FAITH 13:45 – 14:45
SEASICK STEVE 12:30 – 13:15

Other Stage

THE NATIONAL 21:45 – 23:15
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB 19:45 – 20:45
AVRIL LAVIGNE 18:00 – 19:00

Avalon Stage

THE FEELING 22:50 – 23:50
CAITY BASER 21:20 – 22:20
BABY QUEEN 18:20 – 19:20

After huge backlash last year for the male-dominated headline bill, Glasto has made moves to bring female acts to the forefront.

SZA will be making history at this year’s festival, as it marks the first time in Glastonbury’s 54-year history that female acts have taken two of the three headline slots.

It’s Dua Lipa’s second time at Glastonbury but first time headlining, after she played the John Peel Stage back in 2017 – now called Woodsies – although many fans hoped she’d appear last year as a guest for Sir Elton John’s set.

Dua Lipa will be taking to the stage too (Picture: Getty)

Country-pop icon Shania Twain is sure to thrill fans in the Legends slot (Picture: Getty)

Shania Twain will be filling the coveted Sunday teatime Legends slot, while the likes of US rock band LCD Soundsystem, British rapper Little Simz, 80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Keane, Nigerian singer Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, British soul star Olivia Dean and Paloma Faith are also set to perform on the Pyramid Stage.

However, the choice to bring Coldplay back to headline once again has been a sore spot for many ticket holders.

The band, who have been busy with their Music of the Spheres world tour, have officially become the first act to headline Glastonbury a record five times, after top of the bill appearances in 2016, 2011, 2005 and their first time, over 20 years ago, in 2002.

The band had also previously played the New Tent in 1999 and The Other Stage in 2000, so they are true Glastonbury veterans, pulling ahead of The Cure as four-timers.

Many of the smaller stages have announced line ups in previous weeks, with Russell Crowe set to play the Acoustic Stage on Saturday evening while Idris Elba flexes his DJ talents in the Stonebridge Bar.

Fans were upset to see Idles clash with newly announced Fontaines (Picture: Timothy Norris/Getty Images)

Avril Lavigne has a fair few clashes to her name too (Picture: Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

The popular Avalon stage is hosting numerous throwback icons like Kate Nash, Lulu (before her retirement), Haircut 100, and The Feeling as well as new artists like Baby Queen and Caity Baser.

Charli XCX is heading to the Dance Stage with her Partygirl offshoot, while Shygirl is Thursday’s pop offering for anyone hoping to get on their feet before the festival kicks off properly.

The Arcadia will be flooded with DJs like Fatboy Slim,Eric Prydz, Andy C, Amelie Lens, and Barry Can’t Swim, along with a huge dragonfly replacing the iconic fire-breathing spider.

Goldie, Faithless and Camelphat will head to the Glade while dance-pop duo Confidence Man is doing four different sets – including a three-hour concept called Active Scenes at the Greenpeace stage.

The weekend will also host panel discussions at the Left Field stage debating topics such as trans rights, the Post Office scandal, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and of course the General Election.

It’s set to be a muddy one but when has that ever stopped Glasto-goers? The festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 26, running until Sunday, June 30.

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