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Paul Oakenfold reportedly set for UK summer dates including Glastonbury and Creamfields

Paul Oakenfold reportedly set for UK summer dates including Glastonbury and Creamfields

The British record producer and dance music titan is releasing an autobiography this coming summer

Paul Oakenfold has been reported to be set for playing Glastonbury Festival when it finally returns this year for the first time since 2019 – after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis.

The British record producer and dance music legend announced the publication of a memoir titled ‘Ready Steady Go: My Unstoppable Journey in Dance’ – which will be published by Welbeck and arrive in stores on the 18th of August.

The historical account chronicles the chart-topping DJ’s journey from raving in New York and London clubs in the ’80s, through a well-documented pilgrimage to Ibiza where he was introduced to the island’s Balearic sound, onto his emergence as one of the key figures in the global dance and trance scene of the mid-late 1990s, while also touching on Oakenfold’s experience with dyslexia, and how the condition has impacted his career and choices.

The book follows on from his latest album, ‘Shine On’, which dropped in January, and as reported in DJ Mag will coincide with both an autumn North American tour in support of New Order and Pet Shop Boys, and UK summer dates including Glastonbury and Creamfields festivals. 

“In a career like mine you don’t get many chances to stop and reflect on what you’ve achieved. Writing this book has given me the opportunity to reminisce on the many wild moments in my career from DJing at Stonehenge and the base camp of Mount Everest, to working with legends like Madonna, U2 and many more, to running my own record label,” said Oakenfold. “It’s also made me think more about the crucial personal moments in my life that had more of an impact on me than I first thought, like growing up with dyslexia. That’s something that set me on a creative path that I owe a lot of my career to. I feel privileged to share my life stories with you and there’s many more already in the making for the next memoir.” 

Paul Oakenfold, no stranger to Glastonbury, headlined the Other Stage back in 1999 on the Saturday night of that year’s Festival.

Meanwhile, last month Glastonbury revealed its first big line-up announcement poster of the acts who will be playing at the Festival this year.

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 in the day.

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 SlimChris DiffordCarl CoxHaimCourtney Barnett, Glastonbury-staple Craig Charles and Black Dyke Band – who said they will be opening the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning (26 June).

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Other acts who have been rumoured to make an appearance at this year’s event include Candi StantonBrass AgainstThe Chemical BrothersBasil BrushThe 1975 and The Lathums.

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.

Some of the opportunities include entering competitionsworking at the Festival and volunteering.


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