The Glade announces its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

The Glade announces its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Featuring world, dub, and dance with some of electronic music’s most pioneering acts, The Glade area will be kicking off the weekend with a triumphant return of Faithless to Glastonubry on the Friday of the Festival

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The Glade at Glastonbury Festival
The Glade at Glastonbury Festival

Another Glastonbury area has revealed its line-up ahead of this year’s Festival – this time it’s The Glade, with a spectacular spread of more than 80 acts and artists added to the ever-growing 2024 bill.

The legendary Pilton-held event is set to return this summer and will run from the 26th to the 30th of June in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – with Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA as its headliners.

Announcing the news this afternoon (Monday, 22nd April), at 4pm, Glastonbury officials said in a message posted via their social channels: “The Glade returns for Glastonbury 2024 with a superb line-up of DJs and live acts playing eclectic grooves, electronic beats, reggae, dub and disco under the leafy canopies!”

The announcement comes just two days after Glasto organisers shared the line-up poster for late-night area Shangri-La, which itself came on the heels of a string of announcements that were kicked off with the revelation of the first main line-up poster for the 2024 Festival earlier in March.

As ever, 2024 will see The Glade area boast a superb line-up of DJs and live acts, playing eclectic grooves, electronic beats, reggae, dub and disco under the leafy canopies.

One of the many highlights of this year’s Glade area includes the return of Faithless to Glastonbury, and although the band had originally teased their exciting return to the Festival with a Thursday night headline slot at The Glade Stage, it has now been confirmed that the Dance legends will be kicking off the weekend with an even bigger performance slot on Friday night (28th June).

Some other standout features on the Glade Stage line-up (shown below) include live performances from Goldie, D:REAM, Eva Lazarus, Nubiyan Twist, K-Klass, Henge and Afriquoi, as well as DJ sets from Fatboy Slim, Camelphat, Layla Benitez, Groove Armada, Gok Wan, Carlita, Chris Stussy, Mall Grab and Desiree.

Glade Dome highlights include such names as IZCO + Liam Bailey who will be playing live plus DJ sets from Margaret Dygas as well as KILIMANJARO and DJ Rap.

Spawned from its roots in the Field of Avalon and the Experimental Soundfield of 1992, The Glade has been around and kicking since the year 2000.

Located at the heart of the Festival, the Glade is the perfect meeting hub to recharge while taking in eclectic grooves, fancy beats, reggae, dub, disco, pints, and cocktails at the Spike Wishing Tree – all on the backdrop of a setting sun through magical trees.

Below, you can view a short after-movie video captured at The Glade, showing a taster of what you can expect from the vibes in this area for Glastonbury 2024.

YouTube video

Lineup & Rumours

The Glade was the fourth area to drop its line-up roster for Glastonbury 2024, with Shangri-La before that on the 19th of April, after Field of Avalon on the 16th of April, and Acoustic Stage on the 12th of April.

With only less than 65 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event, we can continue to 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.

Although the full Glasto line-up 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

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

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 Clipper Teas contest, there are several other competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets for Glastonbury 2024 – including opportunities from Guardian, Vodafone, Time Out, White Claw, Tony’s Chocolonely & Oxfam, Chilly’s, Co-op & Worthy Cheddar, Hunter Boots, Barbour & Oxfam, Co-op & Brooklyn Pilsner, 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.

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