Kidzfield reveals its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Kidzfield reveals its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

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Kidzfield main area at Glastonbury 2019.
Kidzfield (2019) · Credit: Stories Play Ridiculousness

In a continued stream of line-up announcements, Glastonbury Festival has now revealed the line-up poster of its dedicated area for children and families, also known as Kidzfield.

Sharing the news via X (Twitter) today at 12:02pm (Saturday, 4th May), Glasto officials said: “Here is the Kidzfield ‘s wonderful line-up for children & families for Glastonbury 2024, as they celebrate 30 years at the Festival!”

Included in the colourful programme, and returning to the Kidzfield once again for this year’s Festival, are household names such as everyone’s favourite funny fox and a genuine Kidzfield legend Basil Brush, icon Bodger’s Badger, YouTube phenomenon Dan Rhodes, London-based brass band Das Brass, children’s author, best known for presenting the CBeebies series ‘Maddie’s Do You Know?’, Maddie Moate, Andy & the Odd Socks, and many more – as shown in the poster below.

Located to the northeast of the Festival site, north of William’s Green and the Meeting Point, and west of the Acoustic Stage, children will find a field full of castles and aliens, bubbles and clowns, swingboats and roundabouts, magic and many more.

As always, all children aged 12 or under are admitted free to Glastonbury 2023, and all activities within the Kidzfield will be without charge, with Kidzfield committed to the UN Charter for Child Rights, while promoting honest values and providing a safe place for play and exploration – Creativity, self-expression, curiosity, and magic are encouraged, nourished and celebrated in this field.

The dedicated children and families area is open from 12:00noon to 19:00pm on Thursday and 9:00am to 19:00pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday – with detailed timings for the different shows listed on blackboards around the field each day.

For more information about the Kidzfield, watch the wonderful short doco below – showing the music academy of the Kidzfield at the Festival in 2022 – as well as read more about this year’s programme on the area page on the official Glastonbury website.

YouTube video

Lineup & Rumours

The KIdzfield line-up poster comes hot on the heels of The Common, which announced its bill just 26 hours earlier, at 10am on the 3rd of May.

Other posters already released include 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.

With only less than 55 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event next month – set to run from the 26th to the 30th of June at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset – 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

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.

Earlier 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.

Along with the latest Vodafone contest, there are several other competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets for Glastonbury 2024 – including opportunities from Octopus Energy, Clipper Teas, WaterAid, 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)

In Other 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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