“There’s a performance space in the middle of a field in rural Somerset that many artists would give their platinum discs to appear at…”
Black Dyke Band have confirmed themselves for playing Glastonbury 2022.
In a statement posted to their official Facebook page earlier this week (January 4), the Queensbury band confirm they will be “joining Diana Ross and a fantastic line-up to open the Legends Day shows”.
This comes after the Band have already been booked to appear at the Glastonbury Abbey ‘Extravaganza’ alongside pop star Paloma Faith on Saturday 6th August.
Black Dyke last took to the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday-open when they played Glastonbury back in 2017.
Speaking about the news, Black Dyke Director of Music, Professor Nicholas Childs said: “When Michael Eavis asked us back to perform on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festivals for the 50th-anniversary event last year, who would have guessed at the impact of the subsequent pandemic and lockdowns? However, when Michael asked us again for 2022, we were delighted to accept.”
Professor Childs went on: “We are always innovative in our concert planning and aim to reach new audiences, and especially those who wouldn’t have been exposed to a world-class brass band! Joining Diana Ross and a fantastic line-up to open the Legends Day shows the regard that Michael has for our musical versatility and ability to entertain.” (see full statement below).
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.
2022 will see Glastonbury Festival return to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019, and with the cancellation of both the 2020 and 2021 events due to the coronavirus crisis, one could speculate that a lot of the acts which had been booked for 2020 will roll over to 2022 – As Festival founder Michael Eavis hinted back in August that the “big names” who were set to play at Glastonbury in 2020 are being lined up for next year’s event.
The first line-up poster taster for Glastonbury 2022 will probably not be unveiled by the Festival’s officials until February / March (or perhaps even the beginning of April), with the full line-up usually being unveiled towards the end of May.
That being said, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements, by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
The most recent big-scale artists added to the Glasto Rumour Mill include Queens of the Stone Age, in addition to Crowded House which have confirmed themselves for a performance at the 2022 event, and Noel Gallagher who said he will be up for playing if asked.
You can view our constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022