The Mancunian singer-songwriter will be returning to Worthy Farm this summer
Paul Heaton – formerly of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South – has confirmed he will be playing Glastonbury Festival this year.
The Mancunian singer-songwriter statement came in response to a question posed to him on Twitter this evening (Sunday, 24th April).
“Are you playing Glastonbury?” – the fan asked, to which Heaton replied: “You wouldn’t think so from the announcements but yes. Somewhere in a tent of plenty!” (see full exchange below).
Heaton, no stranger to the Worthy Farm-held event, played Glastonbury both in 2014 and 2016 with former Beautiful South vocalist Jacqui Abbott.
Following the band break up in 2007, Paul Heaton released three albums as a solo career artist, and later reunited with Jacqui Abbott in 2014 to record the album ‘What Have We Become?’. The duo’s fourth album – titled ‘Manchester Calling’ – dropped in March of 2020.
— Kulbir Mann (@Kooliebear) June 26, 2016
Earlier this year Glastonbury revealed its first big line-up announcement poster of the acts who will be playing at the Festival this summer.
Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish and top the bill at this year’s event when it finally returns for the first time since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night – which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later that evening.
Although the recent poster revelation added more than 70 acts to the 2022 bill, this year’s Festival announcements are far from over.
There are lots more performers and attractions wanting in the pipeline to be announced – before the full line-up plus times will finally drop around June time – as recently confirmed by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.
That said, there are many artists who confirm themselves prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
Some of the recent artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Fatboy Slim, Chris Difford, Carl Cox, Haim, Courtney Barnett, Glastonbury-staple Craig Charles and Black Dyke Band – who said they will be opening the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning (26 June).
To view our full constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours, click here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
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