Acoustic Stage is the first venue to reveal its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Acoustic Stage is the first venue to reveal its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Glastonbury's home for blues, folk, contemporary and country music has announced its line-up for this year's Festival – featuring such names as The Bootleg Beatles, Ocean Colour Scene, Gipsy Kings featuring Tonino Baliardo, and many more.

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Acoustic Stage, Glastonbury 2014
Acoustic Stage, Glastonbury 2014

The Acoustic Stage is the first of many areas and stages to reveal its individual line-up ahead of this year’s Glastonbury Festival – adding another 30+ acts and artists to the ever-growing bill.

Announcing the news via their social channels this morning (Friday, 12th April), at 10am, Glasto officials shared the first dedicated area poster, accompanied by the statement: “Our Glastonbury 2024 area & stage announcements begin with the line-up for the Festival’s home of blues, folk, contemporary and country music, the Acoustic Stage!”

The legendary Pilton-held event returns this year and will run from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th of June, 2024, at Worthy Farm in Pilton – with Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA as its headliners.

Dubbed the “home to blues, folk, contemporary and country music”, for 2024, the Acoustic Stage will see favourites The Bootleg Beatles, along with Ocean Colour Scene, and Gipsy Kings top the bill at this year’s event.

Other names to be featured on the bill include Tanita Tikaram, Dervish, Stornoway, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Josh Rouse, Angie McMahon, John Smith, plus Hollywood actor Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party, and many more – as shown in the poster below.

Acoustic Stage lineup poster for Glastonbury 2024.
Acoustic Stage lineup poster (2024) • Credit: Glastonbury Festival

For the last thirty years or so, the Acoustic Field has been welcoming crowds trooping up the hill to hear acoustic, song-based music, or at times, simply to visit the sanctuary of the tent and avoid the rain or scorching sun – since it first made its debut at Glastonbury Festival in 1984.

Through the years, the Acoustic Stage has had the pleasure of welcoming such names as Ray Davies, Christy Moore, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, The Waterboys, Robert Plant, The Moody Blues featuring… Michael Eavis, John Prine, Art Garfunkel, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keane and The Bootleg Beatles – which are back for this year’s event, amongst many others.

Below you can watch a short clip of the Bootleg Beatles performing on the Acoustic Stage in 2022 at Glastonbury Festival on the Sunday evening.

YouTube video

Lineup & Rumours

As mentioned above, the first announcement line-up poster was revealed earlier last month (14th March), in which it confirmed that Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage to headline the Festival this summer on Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, and Sunday the 30th of June, respectively.

Shania Twain was also announced as this year’s Sunday afternoon tea-time Legends slot performer, along with a spread of artists, including LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Kiwanuka, Janelle Monae, Olivia Dean, Paloma Faith and Keane, and many more.

With only less than 75 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event, we can expect more individual areas and stages to announce their dedicated line-ups over the coming weeks, before the full bill gets revealed sometime at the end of May in the buildup to this year’s Festival.

That said, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ before the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing Glasto rumours.

Click here to view our daily updated list of acts confirmed, rumoured and unlikely to perform at Glastonbury 2024, so far.

Pyramid Stage crowd area at Glastonbury Festival 2023.
Pyramid Stage crowd (2023) • Credit: Alex JD

Other News

Meanwhile, earlier this month (9th April), Glastonbury officials revealed the dates for the resale of tickets to its highly anticipated 2024 Festival.

Last November, the first main batch of tickets which included tickets packaged with coach travel sold out in just 25 minutes, before General Admission tickets were all snapped up in exactly 57 minutes.

Now, those who missed out on tickets in the original sales will have another chance to attend, after a limited number of tickets for which the balance has not been paid for, will go back into the pot for the 2024 Ticket Resale.

These resales will be split over two separate days and followed by a dedicated Accommodation Options resale, as detailed below.

🗓 Resale Dates

⏰ Ticket + Coach: Thu 18th April, 6pm.
⏰ General Admission: Sun 21st April, 9am.
⏰ Accommodation: Sun 21st April, 11am.

The resale dates confirmation comes after Glasto organiser Emily Eavis revealed that the Festival had seen its “highest percentage of ticket balances paid ever,” earlier in the week (8th April).

“Incredible. Thanks so much everyone,” she added – while confirming “there will be a resale of the (very limited) returned tickets later this month.”

Elsewhere, after concluding on Thursday, 28th March, Glastonbury brought their latest charity campaign’s total donations – raised in support of people affected by conflict – to over £1 million.

The Crowdfunder appeal, which launched in early March and came in the form of a raffle, allowed participants to win one of 20 pairs of tickets donated by the Festival to its sold-out 2024 event.

Raising more than £122,060 just within 10 hours after launching on the 1st of March, the donations rapidly increased to £335,560 less than 96 hours later, with the prize draw finally concluding (28th March) at 12pm after raising a sum total of £639,720 from 33,606 supporters – Glastonbury Festival then matched that amount, bringing the total raised to £1,279,440.

In other news, last month (4th March), Brothers Cider was confirmed as the “Official Cider for Glastonbury 2024”, and to celebrate the announcement, they are giving away 10 pairs of General Admission tickets to this year’s sold-out event.

Pyramid Stage crowd at Glastonbury 2023.
Pyramid Stage crowd (2023) • Credit: Emma Peacock

Site Changes & Updates

Glastonbury is said to introduce a new bar for 2024 titled ‘The Brewery‘ – As statement published on the official Festival website reads: “Just along the boulevard from the Pyramid stage that we hope will soon become a firm festival must-visit. Take a seat & enjoy your favourite drink & music with your favourite people”.

The Festival was given both praise for a “very well-run” festival in 2023, as well as a series of recommendations for this year’s edition by council officers on how it may improve ahead of the upcoming event.

Some of the improvement recommendations include better crowd control, bars displaying relevant allergen information, better walkways and additional toilets and water refill stations at The Park and The Stone Circle areas.

Elsewhere, the Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury has announced it will not be returning to Worthy Farm for the 2024 edition of the Festival – In a post on Facebook, the Rabbit Hole organisers said: “It is with gladness in our hearts and love for all of you, that we announce that the Rabbit Hole is disappearing into the ether and will not be at Glastonbury 2024. All great things come to an end and yet the end of one thing is but the beginning of another! What dreams may come!”

Although it has yet to be announced what will be replacing the beloved venue, rumours have it that it might be something created by the same team.

The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury 2023.
The Rabbit Hole (2023) • Credit: Andre Pattenden
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