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Gabrielle Aplin self confirms for playing at Glastonbury 2023

Gabrielle Aplin self confirms for playing at Glastonbury 2023

The singer-songwriter has confirmed the “G-word” and will be performing at Worthy Farm this summer on the Avalon Stage

Gabrielle Aplin has confirmed she’ll be playing on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury 2023 this June.

The announcement came yesterday (18th January), while speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. When asked if she’s got any upcoming gigs pencilled in for the summer of 2023, Aplin looked at her manager James to ask if she can say the “G-word” – while shortly after breaking the news live on air, saying: “I’m doing Glastonbury!”

When asked by Whiley if she has any further details as to when or what stage she’ll be playing, Aplin replied: “I don’t know what day, but I’m hoping it’s the Friday”, while adding that she’ll be “doing the Avalon Stage”.

Aplin signed a recording deal with Parlophone in February 2012 after amassing a following for her acoustic music covers on YouTube and rose to prominence the following November, when she was selected to record the soundtrack for a John Lewis television commercial with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love” – which went on to top the UK Singles Chart.

Her debut album, English Rain, was released in May 2013 to positive reviews and debuted at number two on the UK Album Chart and led to more singles: “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, “Panic Cord”, “Home” and “Salvation”. English Rain has since been certified Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies. 

The Chippenham-born singer-songwriter released her 4th album, Phosphorescent, earlier this month (6th January), which was released independently through her own label, Never Fade Records.

You can listen to the full interview with Gabrielle Aplin on BBC Radio 2 for the next 29 days on BBC Sounds.

In other Glastonbury news, Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses are now looking highly likely to join already confirmed Sunday night headliner Elton John at Worthy Farm this summer as the Friday and Saturday night Glastonbury 2023 headliners (respectively), after even more fuel has been added to the fire of already very strong rumours circling the web.

Elsewhere, Robbie Williams has once again expressed his desire for playing at the Festival after being asked what his thoughts are about doing the Legends Slot at the Worthy Farm-held event.

The Legends Slot, often seen as being the 4th headliner slot of the Festival, takes place on the last day of Glastonbury on the Sunday afternoon.

Previous Legends who took to the Pyramid Stage to perform at the coveted slot include Diana Ross (2022), Kylie Minogue (2019), Barry Gibb (2017) and Jeff Lynne’s ELO (2016), to name a few.

Other acts rumoured as being possible contenders for this year’s Legends Slot include Bon Jovi (whose guitarist Richie Sambora recently teased the “possibility” of the band playing at Glastonbury 2023), as well as Roxy Music (who are now actually said to be unlikely for playing the slot).

Meanwhile, the Spice Girls, who have also been mentioned countless times over the past years in the Legends Slot context, are unlikely to be playing Worthy Farm in 2023, after Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion, following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.

Additionally, Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, also revealed in an interview last year with BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary, that the Spice Girls “have actually been asked” to play at the Festival – but said that they “won’t be doing it next year [2023]”.

Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed until the beginning of March, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May – there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.

Along with Kraftwerk and Jack Johnson, some other acts rumoured for this year’s event include The 1975, who are once again mentioned in the Glastonbury context after speculation started building throughout the web when the Cheshire band confirmed new tour dates – leaving them wide open over the 2023 Glastonbury weekend. 

Pulp revealed dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for this summer – while leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performance.

Eminem (who is another act to yet step foot on Worthy Farm) was said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the Pyramid Stage at the Festival this year – now looks highly unlikely.

Rihanna‘s name had also been mentioned as a possible headliner for 2023, while Taylor Swift, however, effectively ruled herself out of the run for 2023 after announcing her long-rumoured return to the road – scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August.

It is worth noting though that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say last year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.

Therefore, some of these rumours are obviously to be taken for what they are, rumours – any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either has access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.

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Stay up to date with all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or are rumoured for Glastonbury 2023 via our daily updated line-up & rumours list.

Glastonbury 2023 takes place from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th of June 2023, and with both the main ticket sales, as well as the local & Sunday ticket sale now out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to this year’s Festival will be when the resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets takes place in the Spring (around April time).

As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend this year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.

As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at

Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include working at the Festival, volunteering and entering competitions – once these options make themselves available.

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.

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Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

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