Woodsies announces its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Woodsies announces its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Along with annoucning a brand-new "Tree Stage", other names added to the ever-growing Glastonbury 2024 bill incude JayaHadADream, Kim Gordon, Lambrini Girls, The Vaccines, The K's, and Voice of Baceprot

Woodsies at Glastonbury 2023
Woodsies (2023) • Credit: Glastonbury Live

Glastonbury has revealed the line-up poster for its Woodsies Area and Stage – ahead of the Festival’s highly anticipated return to Worthy Farm in Somerset this summer, from the 26th to the 30th of June.

Announcing the news today (Tuesday, 30th April) at 12pm, Glasto officials shared the line-up poster (shown below), alongside an accompanies statement, saying: “The Woodsies Area 2024 line-up is here! Born in 2023, Woodsies area is Glastonbury’s vibrant and verdant area in the North West corner of the site, a hub for live music, heart-warming fires and enchanting treetop adventures.”

Along with revealing the brand-new ‘Tree Stage‘, other names added to the ever-growing Glastonbury 2024 bill include Kim Gordon, Lambrini Girls, The K’s, Voice of Baceprot, and The Vaccines – who will be returning to Worthy Farm after last playing the Festival in 2019, and back on the Woodsies Stage (formerly John Peel), for the first time since 2011.

Taking its name from the Worthy Farm fields it resides in, the Woodsies Area first made its debut at last year’s Festival in 2023, after occupying the spaces previously held by the John Peel Stage and The Woods.

While speaking to the Guardian last year, Festival organiser Emily Eavis said that the John Peel Stage would be replaced by “Woodsies” as part of a push to name stages after the fields that they stand in, such as West Holts and Silver Hayes.

A stone’s throw from Silver Hayes and San Remo, just north of the river and next to the Pyramid field, the Woodsies area combines Woodsies Main Stage with the all-new Tree StageThe Wood (complete with aerial walkways in the trees and interactive spaces) and the Wood’s Bar – making it a vibrant live music hub and alternative hang-out by day, which comes alive as a late-night, immersive area after the main stages close.

Woodsies area at Glastonbury Festival (2023) · Credit: Woodsies

At the heart of the area, Woodsies Main Stage will offer the same raucous, effervescent and gloriously sweaty vibes as it always has from indie rock and pop, Irish rap, punk and metal to chart music and plenty more to get you dancing.

The line-up poster (shown below) features both new and well-established acts, from Indonesian all-female rock band, Voice of Baceprot, who will be kicking things off on Friday morning, to English singer, songwriter, and electronic record producer James Blake closing the stage on Sunday night.

Other highlights include, headline sets from Gossip and Jamie xx, alongside a performance from Glastonbury’s 2024 Emerging Talent Competition winner, Jayahadadream.

Expanding on the area’s 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”.

With a full program set to run on the Wednesday and Thursday of the Festival from midday till late, its main performances will take place in darkness after the Main Stage headliners finish – running til 3 am on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 am on Sunday.

Some of the highlights include Jon Hopkins – RITUAL – Exclusive Album Playback Listening Experience on Saturday night and a dive into the microscopic lives of fungi with natural scientist, Merlin Sheldrake.

Leading ambient artists include Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, presenting Rainbow Dome Musick with spacious sounds and field recordings from Ana Roxanne and KMRU in his deepening and experimental path.

Tree Stage illustration · Credit: Woodsies

While exploring some of the gems Woodsies has to offer, The Wood is a great place to find shade (or perhaps find yourself), in an aerial walkway through the tree canopy takes you over Peter’s Pond – Dappled in sunlight during the day, this area becomes an enchanted fantasyland at night.

Over at The Wood’s Bar expect rare grooves, world and jazz from the venue’s two house bands, as well as live piano and relaxing DJ sets keeping the bar alive as a vibrant and welcoming spot to quench your thirst.

The Oxfam Loom project will also complement Woodsies this year, with a new space for climate craftivism, where you’ll be able to weave your positive climate message into two giant looms and help manifest a greener future, or take part in huge paint-by-numbers – an inviting space for action and reflection.

And finally, every night, from dusk till dawn, the Tolpuddle Fire will be lit once again in the ring of great stones below the ship – “Historically connected to the Eavis family, the stones and the fire symbolize the legacy of a small group of agricultural labourers from Dorset, whose conviction, deportation to Australia and subsequent pardoning in the early 19th century became the first semblance of the trade union movement in the UK”.

Tolpuddle Fire at Woodsies
Tolpuddle Fire (2023) • Credit: Glastonbury

Lineup & Rumours

Just yesterday (29th April), Silver Hayes became the sixth area to reveal its individual line-up poster after Acoustic Stage was the first to do so arlier this month on the 12th of April.

Between now and then, West Holts was the fifth area to reveal its line-up poster for Glastonbury 2024 on the 26th of April, while The Glade was the fourth to do so on the 22nd of April, with Shangri-La before that on the 19th of April, after Field of Avalon on the 16th of April.

With only less than 60 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 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 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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