Emily Eavis quells claims of Glastonbury 2024 ‘confirmed headliners’ as

Emily Eavis quells claims of Glastonbury 2024 ‘confirmed headliners’ as ‘untrue’

The festival organiser has said claims of Madonna set to headline Glastonbury 2024 are ‘untrue’

By GFF
Emily Eavis on stage at Glastonbury Festival 2022.
Emily Eavis on stage (2022) • Credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has responded to recent claims about the Festival’s headliners saying they’re “untrue”.

Yesterday (4th November), reports emerged from the Daily Mail that suggested Madonna was to headline next year’s Festival at Worthy Farm alongside Dua Lipa and Coldplay.

However, in a statement posted to social media today (5th November), Eavis debunked the rumours, saying they were still working on the final line-up.

“As always, there is much speculation and excitement about who is playing at Glastonbury. We are working on the line-up day and night at the moment, but it’s still changing every day”, Eavis wrote.

She added: “The story about our confirmed headliners is untrue. As always, we love your enthusiasm and guesswork – but accurate news on headliners will be with you sometime in the new year!”

Other News

As with every Glastonbury-year, speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2024 event fast approaching, the Glasto Rumour Mill is already spinning in full force.

Although no acts have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2024 as of yet, Festival organiser Emily Eavis recently revealed that a major female artist has been booked for the Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage. Appearing on the BBC podcast Sidetracked, she said the line-up for the five-day event is still “a little up in the air” but that she hopes there will be two female headliners.

However, one name that can almost certainly be crossed off the list for next year’s event is Taylor Swift – who was one of the top artists speculated to headline the event in 2024 – but after adding further Dublin dates to her 2024 Eras tour, the global icon has pretty much ruled herself out of headlining all three days at the Festival.

It was initially speculated that Swift would be one of the frontrunners to headline the 2024 Festival after she was due to play at the 2020 edition – before it was forced to cancel for two years running, due to the worldwide pandemic.

Other prominent names that are currently making the rumour rounds include Dua Lipa, Rihanna and Coldplay, as well as Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox, and Shania Twain – who previously stated that the Sunday Legends slot is on her “wish list”.

Despite the first line-up poster not usually being revealed until the beginning of March, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May – 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 rumours.

Click here to view our daily updated list of acts confirmed, rumoured and unlikely to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2024.

More Info

The Somerset-based festival is renowned not just for being one of the biggest festivals in the world, but also one of the hardest to get access to. In accordance, tickets are known to sell out in super fast times – as previous editions of the event normally sold out within an hour of going on sale, while re-sale tickets (which usually go on sale in April) sell out within a matter of minutes.

As announced on the 29th of September, Coach Plus Ticket packages will be available from 6pm on Thursday, 2nd November, before General Admission tickets go on sale from 9am on Sunday, 5th November.

🚨 Important Update

Glastonbury has announced it is postponing its originally scheduled ticket sales for the 2024 festival due to issues with some registrations – Organisers confirmed on social media that both sales have been delayed by two weeks, explaining that “this is to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one.”

Coach Plus Ticket packages will now instead be available from 6pm GMT on Thursday, 16th of November, while General Admission tickets will go up for grabs at 9am GMT on Sunday, 19th of November.

Glastonbury 2024 tickets will be sold exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com and cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee (which is a £20 hike from the 2023 price of £335 plus a £5 booking fee), of which a £75 deposit (plus coach fare if booking a ticket including coach travel option) is payable when booking in November – with the balance payable in the first week of April 2024.

Generally speaking, before fans can anticipate getting in the online queue once the sale goes live, it’s imperative to register in order to be able to access tickets. In an effort to prevent touting, tickets for Glastonbury Festival are non-transferable, meaning that each person’s ticket is linked with the name, address and photo they provide when registering.

Anyone aged 13 or over who wants to attend Glastonbury Festival must register online before tickets go on sale, as a registration number will be needed when purchasing tickets and before the deposit can be paid. That said, those aged 12 or younger when gates open for the event next year don’t need a ticket, and therefore do not need to register.

🚨 Important Update

Following Glastonbury’s announcement that it is postponing its originally scheduled ticket sales, it has also confirmed that “out of fairness to those individuals, [they] will be re-opening the window for registration at 12 noon on Monday, 6th November”, which It will remain open until 5pm on Monday, 13th November.

The Festival “urge everyone hoping to buy a ticket to Glastonbury 2024 to either check their existing registration here or submit new registration, which remains free of charge here, from 12 noon on Monday (6th November)”.

Back in August, Glastonbury officials notified festival-goers they have until the end of September to ensure that their details will remain valid ahead of an expected ticket sale in the autumn.

The official Glastonbury Festival website states: “Any registrations submitted prior to 2020 require reviewing and confirmation before 30th September 2023, with any non-confirmed registrations being deleted on 2nd October 2023 and you will be required to submit a new registration before you can try and book tickets for the 2024 Festival and future years”.

Once the first round of ticket sales is over, the registration window opens once again before the resale in April, at which time you’ll be able to register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes.

⚠️ Bogus Operators

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers. Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

Please do not risk falling victim to touts, bogus operators or fake promotions / contests. If you have doubts about any company offering tickets, accommodation or competitions to access Glastonbury Festival, please get in touch with the Festival office – And as always, remember that tickets are sold only on one site, which is glastonbury.seetickets.com

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