Three 20th century icons announced for Glastonbury 2024 after mediocre initial line up
Posted by  badge Boss on 2 weeks ago
We finally know who’s playing Glastonbury! (Picture: Getty)

The initial line-up for left 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 – 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 and at Worthy Farm.

Glasto organisers have shared the and finally revealed the entire line-up – with over 3,000 acts performing in June.

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

00s icons The Zutons, who were, 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, , 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 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
    • BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB 17:15 – 18:15
  • 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
    • RUDIMENTAL B2B TODD EDWARDS 03:30 – 05:00
    • 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 , Glasto has made moves to bring female acts to the forefront.

SZA will be , 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 .

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)

 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 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 , 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 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 Scan**l, 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.