Left Field reveals its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Left Field reveals its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

"Left Field returns to Glastonbury 2024 with a line-up of musicians and speakers to help recharge your activism"

By GFF
Left Field Stage at Glastonbury 2019.
Left Field (2019) • Credit: Left Field Facebook

Left Field is the eighth area to reveal its line-up poster for Glastonbury 2024, after Woodsies did so just yesterday (30th April), and Silver Hayes the day before that (29th April).

The Festival’s highly anticipated return to Worthy Farm in Somerset this summer, from the 26th to the 30th of June.

Some of the names featured on this year’s Left Field poster (shown below) include Bow Anderson, Jack Jones, English Teacher, The Farm, Lottery Winners, Billy Nomates, Bob Vylan, Glasto-staple Billy Bragg, and many more.

Sharing the news via their social channels this morning (Wednesday, 1st May) at 10am, Glastonbury officials said: “With an election just months away, Left Field returns to Glastonbury 2024 with a line-up of musicians and speakers to help recharge your activism.”

Billy Bragg, who programs and curates the Left Field stage, said: “With the general election just a matter of months away, Left Field brings together activists, artists and agitators to address the issues that confront us in these troubled times: cost of living; housing; social cohesion; wars; accountability. Among our panelists are a number of Labour MPs who could be sitting in cabinet this time next year. Come along and let them know what kind of world you want to live in. Then stick around to get fired up by music that seeks to recharge your activism!

Pyramid Stage crowd
Pyramid Stage crowd • Credit: allerorts.de

Lineup & Rumours

The Left Field line-up poster comes hot on the heels of the Woodsies poster, which was released just 22 hours earlier at 12 noon on Tuesday (30th April).

Other posters already released include 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 60 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 · design: Stanley Donwood · Credit: Glastonbury Festival

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.

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.

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, Chilly’s, Hunter Boots, plus many 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)

Site Changes & Updates

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

“The visitors to Arrivals will be transported through a portal to an alien jungle planet, immersed by an audio-visual world coded in solar punk, carnivorous plants, cyborg beasts and space pirates. The space bridges across nostalgia to futurism, a sensory feast of vivid lights and colours, remixing the worlds of pulp sci-fi classics within a newly redefined South Asian aesthetic.”

In addition to new South Asian space, Glastonbury is said to also introduce a new bar for 2024 titled ‘The Brewery‘ – As a 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

In Other News

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 last month (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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