Kendrick Lamar announces first 2022 European gig amid strong Glastonbury rumours

The American rapper has been confirmed to be playing the Milano Summer Festival and fuels further what were already strong Glasto rumours

Kendrick Lamar has now been confirmed to be playing the Milano Summer Festival this year, in what is the first indication for 2022 that the American rapper is both active and in Europe this summer.

This news comes following already strong rumours of Lamar being one of the two remaining headliners yet to be announced for Glastonbury 2022.

The announcement came a few hours after his performance at the Super Bowl halftime show and confirmed that the American artist will be playing the Snai San Siro Hippodrome on 23 June 2022.

Kendrick Lamar,  together with Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney, was one of the three headliners officially announced and set to take to the iconic Pyramid Stage back in 2020 – before it was forced to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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 Stanton, Brass Against, The Chemical Brothers, Harry Styles, Primal Scream, Basil Brush, The 1975, The Lathums, Foals 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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