Kraftwerk 2023 Ireland gigs to take place days after Glastonbury Festival

The recently revealed shows scheduled for next summer indicate a Glasto gig could (finally) be on the cards

Kraftwerk have confirmed they’ll be active next summer while announcing two new shows in Ireland, scheduled for the end of June – leaving plenty of room for a possible gig at Glastonbury Festival, which is set to take place earlier that month.

The electronic music trailblazers will play Limerick’s King John’s Castle on the 28th of June, followed by a show at Dublin’s Trinity College on 29th of June as part of the Trinity Summer Series.

Glastonbury 2023 will take place from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th of June – a mere week prior to Kraftwerk’s newly-announced dates.

Kraftwerk 2023 gig dates • official website screenshot

The Ireland shows are two of four dates the band have scheduled for 2023, in addition to Italy shows in Firenze on the 7th of July and Genova on the 8th of July.

Although rumoured to play Glasto many times in the past, the German band – who formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider – have never actually played the Worthy Farm-held event.

Paul McCartney headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2022 • Credit: allerorts.de

Along with Kraftwerk, The Weeknd, and Jack Johnson, some of the recent names rumoured for next year’s event include The 1975 – who are once again mentioned in the Glastonbury context after speculation started permeating the web when the Cheshire band confirmed new tour dates – leaving them wide open over the 2023 Glastonbury weekend. 

Other names that have been thrown about as possible contenders for playing at the Festival next summer include Bon Jovi, whose guitarist Richie Sambora recently teased the “possibility” of the band playing Glastonbury 2023, and Robbie Williams who said he’d be up for playing the Legends Slot.

Spice Girls, meanwhile, who have been mentioned countless times over the past years in the Legends Slot context, are unlikely to be playing Worthy Farm in 2023, after Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion, following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.

Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get 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’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.

Rihanna‘s name has also recently been tossed about after the Barbados-born singer was reportedly approached by the Festival about being the closing act at the event next year.

Taylor Swift, however, has effectively almost ruled herself out of the run for 2023 – after announcing her long-rumoured return to the road, scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August.

Elsewhere, Pulp revealed dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for next summer – while leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performanceArctic Monkeys are strongly rumoured for 2023 after the band had reportedly signed on “the dotted line” for a deal to headline the Festival next summer.

Guns N’ Roses entered the rumour mill after Festival organiser Emily Eavis said in an interview last year that the hard rockers need to play the Worthy Farm event at some point.

And finally, Eminem – which is yet another name to have never stepped foot at Worthy Farm – is said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage at the Festival next year.

It is worth noting though that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say earlier this year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.

Therefore, these rumours are to be taken for what they are, as any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either has access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.

You can now follow and stay up to date with all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or rumoured for Glastonbury 2023 via our constantly updated line-up & rumours list.

Pyramid Stage confetti • Glastonbury 2019 • Credit: Steve Apfelstedt

With both the main ticket sales, as well as the local & Sunday ticket sale now out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to Glastonbury 2023 will be when the resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets takes place in the Spring of 2023 (around April time).

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As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend next year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.

That said, registration for Glastonbury 2023 closed at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, and as of this moment in time, there is no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until after the November ticket sales – when registration will open once again on Monday 21st November.

As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.

Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.

Don’t be fooled

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.

Therefore, please remember that tickets are only sold on one site, which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com.

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