Taylor Swift new tour dates rule her out of playing Glastonbury 2024

Taylor Swift new tour dates rule her out of playing Glastonbury 2024

The American star will be playing Dublin over Glasto weekend – making it highly unlikely that she'll be heading down to Worthy Farm next summer

By GFF
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Taylor Swift now appears to have been ruled out of being one of the potential headliners at Glastonbury 2024 after announcing the addition of 14 new ‘Eras’ tour dates in the UK and EU.

The new dates (which feature additional shows in Paris, Sweden, Portugal, Lyon, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Amsterdam, Milan, Gelsenkirchen, Poland and Austria) also include three dates at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on the same weekend as Glastonbury 2024, which is set run from Wednesday, 26th June to Sunday, 30th June – effectively making it highly unlikely that the pop icon will be heading down to Worthy Farm next summer.

When Swift’s European tour was initially announced last month, apart from two shows in Dublin on the 28th and 29th of June, which were followed by another show in Amsterdam on the 4th of July, the American singer-songwriter originally had nothing scheduled for the 30th of June (AKA Glasto Sunday) – which could have meant a potential Pyramid Stage headline slot on the closing night of the Festival.

Swift was originally confirmed to headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury back in 2020 before the iconic Festival was forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic. So although 2024 might not be the year she takes to the iconic stage, we won’t be surprised if she does end up headlining the Pilton-held event at some point in the future.

Looking Back

Glastonbury 2023 was brought to a close on Sunday (25 June) by a historic headline performance from Elton John, which saw one of the largest crowds to ever gather at the Pyramid Stage field (as shown in the video below).

Prior to John taking to the Pyramid Stage on the final night of the Festival, Guns N’ Roses headlined the iconic stage on Saturday (24 June), after Arctic Monkeys did so for their third time on the Friday night of the festival (23 June).

Other highlights included Yusuf / Cat Stevens playing the Sunday teatime Legends slot, as well as a Foo Fighters‘ surprise set which finally revealed the identity of the mystery band The Churnups.

Speaking of secret sets, Hozier took to the former John Peel Stage (now known as Woodsies) on the Friday evening of the Festival for a surprise performance, before another secret set was revealed to be Blossoms and Rick Astley – who played on the same Woodsies stage on the Saturday of the event while covering songs from The Smiths.

Elsewhere, Cate Blanchett appeared on-stage with Sparks – as well as other key performances from Blondie, Lil Nas X, Phoenix, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more.

Looking Forward

Keeping with tradition, next year’s festival will take place on the final weekend of June and run from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th of June 2024 at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

The date confirmation for Glastonbury 2024 came just two days after the event closed the gates on its 2023 edition when Festival officials shared a picture post to their socials, depicting their yearly “see you in [X] days” notice plastered across a beautifully painted bin – and by doing so, kicking off the official countdown to the anticipated event.

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.

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.

As mentioned above, 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.

Nevertheless, some prominent headliner 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 are mentioned in the Legends slot context.

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.

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.

As it stands, an exact cost or date for the Glastonbury 2024 ticket sale has yet to be announced, although you can register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes. Last year, tickets for Glastonbury 2023 cost £335 + £5 booking fee and went on sale in the first week of November, although previous years have seen tickets made available in October.

⚠️ 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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