Croissant Neuf announces its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Croissant Neuf announces its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

The solar-powered stage will once again be bringing great live music to the Green Fields – including performances from Afriquoi, Baskery, The Barefoot Bandit, Glasto-staple Beans On Toast, and many more

By GFF
Croissant Neuf Tent
Croissant Neuf · Credit: Adam Gordon

Individual area line-up announcements continue to come in fast and strong, ahead of this year’s Glastonbury Festival – set to open its gates next month at Worthy Farm in Pilton Somerset.

This time, it’s the turn of Croissant Neuf, whose line-up poster for Glastonbury 2024 was revealed this morning (Wednesday, 8th May) at 10am, via the Festival’s official social channels, saying: “At its home in the Green Fields, the solar-powered Croissant Neuf stage is back with a brilliant line up for 2024.”

The Worthy Farm event, which this year will be held from the 26th to the 30th of June, has recently already confirmed a host of on-site line-up posters for its dedicated areas and stages – including the bills for Theatre & Circus, which was revealed just two days ago on the 6th of May, and KIdzfield before that on the 4th of May.

Other posters already released include The Common (3rd May), Left Field (1st May), Woodsies (30th April), Silver Hayes (29th April), West Holts (26th April), The Glade (22nd April), Shangri-La (19th April), Field of Avalon (16th April) and Acoustic Stage – which was the first area to kick off the string of area announcements on the 12th of April.

Keeping true to their ethos of a sustainable life and future – a plethora of off-grid solar-powered music, as well as a variety of stalls and exhibits are on offer for Glasto-goers to indulge in – all dedicated to their core cause of The Environment, Climate Change and Community with a shared love of our planet.

Some of the acts featured on this year’s Croissant Neuf Big Top roster – which runs Thursday evening to Sunday night – include Afriquoi, Baskery, Blackberry Wood, The Barefoot Bandit, Glasto-staple Beans On Toast, and many more – as shown in the poster below.

In contrast to Big Top, a great place to rest, relax and soak up the music before all the main stages kick off on Friday is Croissant Neuf’s Bandstand, which runs Wednesday noon to Sunday evening and is powered by Wind & Sun and by Brighton-based College of Music, WaterBear, student PA team – which will feature new talented WaterBear music students from Brighton, London and the countrywide, each day between 12:00 noon and 16:00.

💡 Fun Fact

Croissant Neuf was born in 1986, when Sally Howell’s small troupe bought their marquee to Glastonbury Festival, where they mostly played music and ran an open mic stage as well as entertaining the crowds with colourful walkabout characters – To make ends meet they ran a small café serving mostly filled rolls, salad and of course… Croissants!

This venue was in the top corner of what is now the Craft Field and although then was mostly acoustic they ran the festoon lights and small amplifiers from their trucks which had one wind turbine and one solar panel to top up the batteries.

💡 Fun Fact

In 1998 Croissant Neuf moved to the other side of the Green Field and teamed up with Wind & Sun Ltd to run a more powerful PA and in 1990 moved over the hedge into the top of what is now Green Futures Field.

Making their debut for the first time in 2024, Croissant Neuf will welcome Dougal and Tess Stewart of Living Resource with their Solar Fire Engine and Solar panel arrays providing Neuf’s off-grid power in collaboration with long-standing pioneers Andy Hope, joint co-founder of Croissant Neuf and Steve Wade of Wind & Sun from Leominster.

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With a 1,000-people-capacity venue and state-of-the-art equipment, Croissant Neuf is now run singularly by Sally and at Glastonbury Festival becomes a joint family venture.

Andy (Sally’s ex-partner) powers much of the equipment with his huge solar rig alongside Steve of Wind & Sun – whilst Casey (Sally’s second son) is in charge of the sound, along with Maya (Sally’s daughter) who is an integral cog of the Croissant Neuf and Sally’s right hand, and Luke (Sally’s first son) who now is a freelance Sustainability Consultant and is always there to pick brains.

Not only does the PA and lighting at this venue run completely off-grid, but also the backstage production office, Communications and site lighting, proving that all one needs for a good time is a field, a tent and a bit of sunshine – Alongside a backup of battery storage supplies to make sure the music never stops, even if the sun doesn’t shine.

To read more about Croissant Neuf’s programme for this year’s Festival head over to its official page on the Glastonbury website.

Other Line-up News

With only less than 50 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event next month (26th – 30th June), we can expect more individual areas and stages to announce their dedicated line-ups over the coming weeks before the full bill including stage times gets revealed sometime at the end of May.

Although the full Glasto line-up including stage times doesn’t tend to get released until the end of May, this year, the first main line-up poster was announced on Thursday morning (14th March), in which it confirmed that Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage to headline the event this summer on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Festival, 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.

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.

Glastonbury 2024 lineup poster, designed by Stanley Donwood.
Glastonbury 2024 lineup poster

Build Progress

Meanwhile, with each passing day, in preparation for this year’s highly anticipated event, Worthy Farm is getting to look more and more like the world-famous Glastonbury Festival we all know and love.

The iconic Pyramid Stage finally began to get dressed yesterday (7th May), after the covers (which were dropped off days earlier and lying on the ground beside the iconic structure) were raised and cloaked over the Port side of the mothership – as seen in the visual post below.

With gates to the public on the 26th of June, and as more containers carrying equipment continue to arrive on-site intermittently, we can expect the build to grow in intensity as more iconic stages and venues come to life once again to create the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world.

You can now continue following the build via the BBC Glastonbury webcam, here.

Site Changes & Updates

Arrivals · Shangri-La

When revealing its lineup last month, late-night area Shangri-La also announced a brand-new venue named Arrivals. The new space – designed by Shankho Chaudhuri, Esha Sikander & Shirin Naveed, and which features the work of illustrator Osheen Siva – is described as the “first dedicated South Asian space” to be created, designed, and built by an entirely South Asian team.

Peace · Shangri-La

Although not much information out there about the Peace Stage, it appears that it has adopted its new name for 2024 in the absence of last year’s Truth Stage.

Assembly · Silver Hayes

A reimagined version of the former WOW stage will be introduced for this year’s Festival in the form of a new indoor space called Assembly.

Room · Silver Hayes

A new wellness area called Room at SIlver Hayes will feature sound baths, meditation, yoga and more.

Tree Stage · Woodsies

Expanding on the Woodsies’ eclectic sound, the Tree Stage will make its debut at this year’s Festival and is described as being: “A new outdoor venue, set beneath an oak tree décor canopy, zeroing into the immersive, ambient and experimental”.

The Brewery

A new/renamed bar will be introduced at Glastonbury for 2024 titled ‘The Brewery‘, described as being: “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 Rabbit Hole

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

Competitions Opportunities

Although all tickets have now sold out, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include working and volunteering at the Festival, as well as entering the many competitions, once these options make themselves available.

Eariler this year (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.

There are several other competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets for Glastonbury 2024 – including opportunities from Clipper Teas, Time Out, White Claw, Tony’s Chocolonely & Oxfam, Hunter Boots, plus more to come.

Click here to view our daily updated list of all the competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Credit: Andrew Allcock / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Other Glasto News

Meanwhile, 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, Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis was knighted by the Princess Royal for his contributions to music and charity – after previously receiving a CBE in 2007.

The investiture ceremony which took place at Windsor Castle earlier this week (Tuesday, 23rd April) also honoured two former England cricketers, Stuart Broad and Lydia Greenway, who have been recognised by King Charles.

The 88-year-old legend – whose full name is Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis – transformed the Somerset event into one of the most widely celebrated music festivals in the world, drawing in over 200,000 people every year as well as the biggest musical talent and celebrity as its guests.

Michael Eavis at Worth Farm.
Michael Eavis (2016) · Credit: Bolder
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