Glastonbury 2024 line-up makes history with female headliners Dua Lipa and SZA
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 14
We finally know who’s playing Glastonbury! (Picture: Getty)

, and American singer-songwriter SZA have been revealed as the headliners for this year’s as the line-up was finally announced on Thursday.

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.

Dua Lipa and SZA will also be , as it marks the first time in Glastonbury’s 54-year history that female acts have taken two of the three headline slots.

This comes aftercame under fire.

Coldplay, who 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.

‘Here is the first Glastonbury Festival 2024 line-up poster. Many more acts and attractions still to be announced,’ the festival’s official account on X revealed.

‘Tickets for this year’s Festival are sold out, but our prize draw for 20 pairs is raising emergency funds to support people affected by conflict.’

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 .

That Don’t Impress Me Much chart-topper Shania, 58, shared her excitement over playing the Legends slot at the huge festival on Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, calling it ‘an accolade’.

Discussing what it meant to her with host Gaby Roslin, the hitmaker said: ‘Honestly, I feel like it’s well, I don’t know if this is the right language, but it feels like an accolade of sorts, really something that you have to earn, it’s just very rewarding, it’s a really beautiful feeling.’

When Gaby told her she was ‘officially a legend’, she responded: ‘That’s how it feels. You said it exactly right because there’s something very… There’s like a stamp that comes with this slot and I feel like I’m there, I’ve arrived at this slot.

Coldplay are headliners at Glastonbury for a record-breaking fifth time (Picture: Matt Jelonek/WireImage)
Dua Lipa will be taking to the stage too (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s going to be gorgeous, at sunset time, it is stunning. I’ve watched some of the other performances and I’m already planning what I’m going to wear, you know, all that exciting stuff!’

The five-time Grammy-award winner has sold more than 100 million records in her career, making her one of the most successful musicians.

Glastonbury co-organiser previously revealed she had booked a major female artist for the coveted Sunday afternoon legends’ slot.

It adds to the Canadian superstar’s summer schedule in the UK as she’s also on July 7.

Before Dance the Night chart-topper Dua Lipa, one of , was announced for the first day of the festival, she revealed her first album in four years on Wednesday.

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

On Instagram, she wrote: ‘I have dreamt of this moment all my life. Something that lived only in my wildest dreams and highest manifestations!!!

‘I am so excited to see you all in my favourite place on earth and make it a night to remember!!’

Her third studio album, which will arrive on May 3, will feature 11 tracks including hit singles Houdini and Training Season, and comes after she won the best pop act award at the Brits earlier this month.

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The Sunday night headliner is Grammy and Brit winner SZA, real name Solana Imani Rowe, known for the songs Snooze and Ghost In The Machine featuring Phoebe Bridgers.

for international artist of the year less than two weeks ago.

Hidden Figures star and US singer Janelle Monae, Mercury Prize winner Michael Kiwanuka, British singer-songwriter Paul Heaton and Nigerian singer Ayra Starr are also among those performing on the main stage.

SZA, fresh off her Brits win, is the other headliner (Picture: Getty)

On the Other Stage is American rock band The National, Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello, Brit Rising Star winners The Last Dinner Party, Anne-Marie, Dry Your Eyes singer The Streets and Northern Ireland band Two Door Cinema Club.

Glastonbury fans had been kept waiting for 2024’s line-up for the longest amount of time in 17 years.

The Worthy Farm festival, which is taking place from 26 to 30 June, sold out within an hour when went on sale back in November.

Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage will be the place to be once more this June (Picture: Getty)

However, organisers kept attendees waiting on the artists performing until only three months before the massive festival.

This seemed particularly unusual, especially given that other summer festivals have already been busy announcing their line-ups – most notably including Stevie Nicks, Kings of Leon and Kylie Minogue.

Music fans had also been on quite the rollercoaster of rumours in the run up to the official announcement, with , Madonna and Stevie Wonder featuring in the conversation.

Just days ago it was reported that Raye had been offered a ‘big slot’ at the festival, after headline talks with Stevie Wonder, 73, were said to have broken down.

The  – who scooped six prizes at this month’s bash – was reportedly being offered ‘as big a slot as possible’ after her success according to a source, with Eavis said to be a fan.

Before Superstition hitmaker Stevie – who headlined in 2010 – was rumoured to be in talks, Madonna, 65, Coldplay and , were the names attached to headlining this year’s festival.

The latter two proved to be accurate, but there’s no sign of Stevie and Madge on the bill.

Talks with the Material Girl hitmaker after organisers Michael and Emily Eavis refused to pay the huge fee to bring her Celebration live show to Glasto.

However, there could still be some more surprises to come with more announcements pending.

Motown legend Smokey Robinson, 84, dropped aat Sir Elton’s Oscars party in Los Angeles on Sunday, saying it was ‘one of the things we’ve been talking about’, in terms of his next UK performance.

An American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive, Smokey was the founder and frontman of the pioneering Motown vocal group the Miracles.

He led the group from its 1955 origins, when they were called The Five Chimes, until 1972, when he retired from the group to focus on his role as Motown Records vice president.