Glastonbury Festival reveals its first line-up poster for 2024

Glastonbury Festival reveals its first line-up poster for 2024

Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will headline the iconic Pyramid Stage this summer

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Glastonbury lineup playing the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm.
Pyramid Stage crowd (2023) • Credit: Emma Peacock

Glastonbury has finally revealed its first announcement line-up poster for the 2024 edition of the legendary festival.

As with every Glastonbury-year, speculation about who might play the anticipated event is always extremely high, with ever-growing rumours continuously intensifying in regards to who might be topping the bill at Worthy Farm ahead of the initial line-up announcement.

This morning (Thursday, 14th March), at 7:59am, Glastonbury officials finally revealed its first line-up poster for the 2024 edition of the festival, in it confirming headliners Dua LipaColdplay and SZA will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage on Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, and Sunday the 30th of June, respectively.  Shania Twain, meanwhile, will play the Sunday afternoon tea-time Legends slot – which by many, has come to be seen as the fourth headliner slot of the event

The poster (shown below), which features 95 acts in total, also includes such names as LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Kiwanuka, Janelle Monae, Olivia Dean, Paloma Faith and Keane – all of whom will appear on the Pyramid Stage.

Idles, Disclosure and The National are scheduled to top the Other Stage. Elsewhere on the line-up are the likes of The Streets, Two Door Cinema Club, Avril Lavigne, The Last Dinner Party, Jungle, Justice, Bloc Party, Fontaines D.C., Yard Act, Arlo Parks and Gossip.

Glastonbury 2024 first announcement line-up poster, designed by Stanley Donwood.
Glastonbury 2024 first announcement line-up poster, designed by Stanley Donwood • Credit: Glastonbury Festival

Today’s announcement was just the first run of acts in a string of many more to come, with organisers promising that “so many more artists, stages and performance areas” are set to be announced in the coming months.

Organiser Emily Eavis wrote: “I’m so happy to be able to bring you the first shortlist of artists for Glastonbury 2024. There is even more to come over the coming weeks, when we will be bringing you the full line ups for each area.”

As opposed to Coldplay who will become the first act to top the Glastonbury bill five times, following headline performances in 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2016, this will be a Glasto debut for SZA – with her headline show following the star’s International Artist Of The Year win at the BRIT Awards 2024.

Dua Lipa, however, first played Glastonbury in 2016 and then again in 2017 when she took to the John Peel Stage (now known as Woodseis). She was also due to play the event in 2020 before it was forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic.

Writing on Instagram, Lipa said: “FRIDAY NIGHT PYRAMID STAGE HEADLINE!!!! I have dreamt of this moment all my life. Something that lived only in my wildest dreams and highest manifestations!!! I am so excited to see you all in my favourite place on earth and make it a night to remember!! Thank you Emily Eavis ~ GLASTO 4EVER.”

SZA name had recently started to emerge as a viably strong rumour contented for headlining the Festival after announcing her UK touring schedule which included a huge show at BST Hyde Park in London – with many believing that she’d been joining the other long-rumoured acts topping the Pyramid Stage, namely the likes of Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Madonna and Rihanna. Shania Twain was also widely believed to be filling the Sunday legends slot.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis previously said that a female headliner (widely believed to be Rihanna) pulled out of last year’s event to be replaced by Guns N’ Roses, before revealing last October that a major female artist had been booked for the Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage for 2024.

Appearing on the BBC podcast Sidetracked, she also teased that the line-up for the five-day event would indeed be headlined by two female artists, before reiterating these declarations earlier this month once again, when she revealed that the full bill would indeed drop this week.

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More Lineup & Rumours

Following the announcement of the first line-up poster (14th March), we can now expect the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May, with a string of individual area line-up announcements in between.

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.

Other News

Earlier this 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.

Glastonbury also announced that it is giving away 20 pairs of tickets to help raise money for charities in aid of people affected by conflict.

Money raised by entering a prize draw via Crowdfunder will be donated to the British Red Cross, Oxfam and War Child – who are working in areas of conflict delivering humanitarian support to those who need it most.

The prize draw comes after standard tickets for the 2024 edition of Glastonbury Festival sold out in 57 minutes on Sunday morning the 19th of November 2023, after going on sale at 9am – which followed a swift 25-minute sellout of tickets packaged with coach travel three days prior on the 16th of November.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury Festival has been 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!”

Tickets & Registration

Standard tickets for the 2024 edition of Glastonbury Festival sold out in 57 minutes on Sunday morning the 19th of November 2023, after going on sale at 9am – which followed a swift 25-minute sellout of tickets packaged with coach travel on Thursday the 16th of November 2023.

Back in November of last year [2023], Glastonbury announced it was postponing its originally scheduled ticket sales for the 2024 festival due to issues with some registrations.

As revealed back in September, Coach Plus Ticket packages were all set to go on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday the 2nd of November, ahead of General Admission tickets at 9am GMT on Sunday the 5th of November.

However, organisers confirmed on social media that both sales have been delayed by two weeks, explaining that “this is to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one.”

The Somerset-based festival is renowned not just for being one of the biggest festivals in the world, but also one of the hardest to get access to. In accordance, tickets are known to sell out in super fast times – as previous editions of the event normally sold out within an hour of going on sale, while re-sale tickets (which usually go on sale in April) sell out within a matter of minutes.

Now that both Coach Ticket Packages and General Admission tickets have all sold out, the next option to buy tickets for this year’s event will be in the resale of any unpaid and / or cancelled tickets that will take place in April 2024.

Generally speaking, before fans can anticipate getting in the online queue once the sale goes live, it’s imperative to register in order to be able to access tickets. In an effort to prevent touting, tickets for Glastonbury Festival are non-transferable, meaning that each person’s ticket is linked with the name, address and photo they provide when registering.

Anyone aged 13 or over who wants to attend the Festival must register online before tickets go on sale, as a registration number will be needed when purchasing tickets and before the deposit can be paid. That said, those aged 12 or younger when gates open for the event in 2024 don’t need a ticket, and therefore do not need to register.

Last August [2023], Glastonbury officials notified festival-goers they have until the end of September to ensure that their details will remain valid ahead of an expected ticket sale in the autumn.

The official Glastonbury Festival website stated: “Any registrations submitted prior to 2020 require reviewing and confirmation before 30th September 2023, with any non-confirmed registrations being deleted on 2nd October 2023 and you will be required to submit a new registration before you can try and book tickets for the 2024 Festival and future years”.

The registration window (which normally closes shortly before the first wave of ticket sales) opens once again before the resale in April, at which time, you can register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes.

More Information

Keeping with tradition, next year’s festival has been confirmed to take place on the final weekend of June and run from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th of June 2024 at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

Tickets for the 2024 festival will cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee (which is a £20 hike from the 2023 price of £335 plus a £5 booking fee), of which a £75 deposit (plus coach fare if booking a ticket including coach travel option) is payable when booking in November – with the balance payable in the first week of April 2024.

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales in April, 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.

⚠️ Bogus Operators

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers. 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.

Please do not risk falling victim to touts, bogus operators or fake promotions / contests. If you have doubts about any company offering tickets, accommodation or competitions to access Glastonbury Festival, please get in touch with the Festival office – And as always, remember that tickets are sold only on one site, which is glastonbury.seetickets.com

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