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Angelique Kidjo self confirms for Glastonbury 2022

Angelique Kidjo self confirms for Glastonbury 2022

The Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist will be performing at Worthy Farm this summer

Angelique Kidjo has self confirmed for playing Glastonbury 2022.

Looking at the tour dates on Kidjo’s official website, the Beninese artist is scheduled to play Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, the 26th of June. Although there is no mention of what stage she will be performing on, one could assume the West Holts Stage would be a fitting frame.

Prior to performing at Glastonbury on the 26th, the singer-songwriter – who is also an actress and activist – will be playing Dortmund, Germany on the 22nd of June and Vienne, France the following month.

 

Angelique Kidjo tour schedule around Glastonbury weekend

Noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos – back in 2007, Time magazine dubbed Kidjo “Africa’s premier diva” and most recently in 2021, the New York-based publication also included her in their list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Angelique sang during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2021 and her musical influences are said to include the Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles; as well as her childhood idols Bella Bellow, James Brown, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Celia Cruz, Jimi Hendrix, Miriam Makeba and Carlos Santana.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has recently confirmed that the first line-up poster will be released in March, with individual area line-ups to follow – before the full line-up plus times will finally drop in June.

As of the time of writing, Diana RossBillie EilishR.A.ELittle Simz (who is set to headline the West Holts Stage) and most recently The Strays are the only artists to have been officially confirmed for playing Glastonbury Festival when it returns in 2022.

Ms Ross will be taking to the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday teatime Legends Slot, while Eilish will be playing the same stage on the Friday night – which will subsequently make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.

That being said, there are many artists who confirm themselves prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.

Some of the recent artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Courtney BarnettConfidence Man, Glastonbury staple Craig Charles and Black Dyke Band – who said they will be opening the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning (26 June).

Other acts which have been have rumoured to make an appearance at this year’s event include Candi StantonBrass AgainstThe Chemical BrothersHarry StylesPrimal ScreamBasil BrushThe 1975The LathumsFoals and Wolf Alice – who were once of the first bands to be confirmed for the 2020 Festival before it was forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic.

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To view our full constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours, click here.

Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.

Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.

Some of the opportunities include entering competitionsworking at the Festivalvolunteering or trying for tickets in the spring resales (which have yet to be officially confirmed but will most likely take place sometime around March/April).

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.

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