The legendary UK DJ will be returning to Worthy Farm this June
Carl Cox has confirmed he will be playing at Glastonbury Festival this summer.
Replying to a fan on Facebook who asked whether he will be at Glastonbury this year, Cox said, straight and to the point: “Yes” – accompanied by the two thumbs up emoji.
The house and techno record producer and DJ was set to play the 2020 Festival before it was forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic.
Back then, the confirmation came in a 2019 interview while speaking to DJ Mag – after winning the Highest Techno Award, Cox said: “We’ve got the 50 years of Glastonbury coming up, so I’m looking forward to be playing that, and that’s going to be something which is a landmark of Glastonbury musical history…”
The legendary dance DJ has become somewhat of a regular at the Worthy Farm-held event since 2016. Cox last played the Festival in the summer of 2019 where he took to The Glade on Thursday, prior to a back to back set with Jamie Jones at the brand new Arcadia Pangea on the Friday of that year – in addition to a 2-hour+ set on Saturday at the Rabbit Hole’s Funkingham Palace.
Meanwhile, recently Glastonbury revealed its first big line-up announcement poster of the acts that will be playing at the Festival this year.
It has now been officially confirmed that Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish and top the bill at this year’s event when it finally returns for the first time since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night, which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later in the day.
Although the recent poster revelation added more than 60 acts to the 2022 bill, this year’s Festival announcements are far from over. There are lots more performers and attractions wanting in the pipeline to be announced – before the full line-up plus times will finally drop in June – as recently confirmed by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.
That 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 Glastonbury 2022 (in addition to Carl Cox) include Haim, Courtney Barnett, Confidence 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 who have been rumoured to make an appearance at this year’s event include Candi Stanton, Brass Against, The Chemical Brothers, Basil Brush, The 1975 and The Lathums.
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.