The roster of headliners for this summer’s Glastonbury Festival is ridiculously packed, with Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John and Lizzo set to hit the Pyramid Stage. And in a bittersweet childish twist, while Axel and the rest of the Gunners perform for the muddy masses for the first time at Worthy Farm, it’s also John’s first and last time at Grast.This summer, Farewell A pop icon slot is coming to round out the Yellow Brick Road Tour.
Co-host Emily Eavis said in a December note: “I am very pleased to announce that Elton John will be making his first appearance at Glastonbury next Sunday night as the headliner of the Pyramid Stage. “This will be the final UK gig of Elton’s final tour, so we wrap up the festival and with the mother of all send-offs we have this big moment in the history of both of us. Finally bringing Rocketman to Worthy Farm. I am very happy that I was able to come.”
according to Guardian, Lil Nas X will perform, and Lana Del Rey and Wizkid will headline the Other Stage, just before John’s closing set for Sunday’s festival. Other acts debuting at Glasto this year include “supermodel” rockers his Måneskin and country his trio The Chicks.
The line-up includes Lewis Capaldi, The War On Drugs, Chaches, Alt-J, Blondie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Central Sea, Christine and the Queens, Fatboy Slim and Hot Chip. , Joey Bada$$, Kelis, Maggie Rogers and Manik. Street Preachers, Rina Sawayama, Phoenix, Royal Blood, Slowthai, Sparks, Sudan Archives, Thundercat, Weyes Blood and more.
After Eavis promised in 2019 that her goal was to get as close to a 50/50 gender split as possible, NME reported that 53% of the 54 names in this year’s first lineup were male. While the majority of headliners are men, Eavis said: Guardian That GNR was booked after a previously confirmed female headliner pulled out because she “changed her tour plans.” Eavis declined to reveal who the artist was, but added that she hopes to headline within the next five years. “She could be a full headliner” in the future.
Additionally, Eavis said 46% of the 54 names on the list are non-white or feature non-white members as part of an ongoing effort to diversify the bill. rice field.
See below for the full line-up announced.