The Squeeze singer-songwriter is rehearsing for a handful of solo dates
Squeeze‘s Chris Difford will be returning to Worthy Farm to play Glastonbury‘s Acoustic Stage this June, on Saturday the 25th.
The Squeeze singer-songwriter announced the news via his social channels earlier today (Wednesday, 9th March), saying: “Today I begin rehearsing for a handful of solo dates all of which are on my link tree, give it a shake. I’m so excited as they lead up to being back at the Glastonbury Festival in June with my story of festival life, if I can remember that far back. Along with Melvin Duffy and Zak Hobbs (on selected shows) we will be running all sorts of songs up the musical flagpole. Chords and lyrics stories and dressing rooms. I hope to see you as we swagger on stages big and small from now until September. No merchandise on this tour just donations to Help Musicians and The Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. See you in the foyer!”
Difford performed at the Festival with his band Squeeze in 1998, and then again in 2016 – when they took to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday afternoon.
Chris was gracious enough to share some of his fond memories from the Festival with us and contribute his Glastomonial to the gallery during the worldwide pandemic last year.
Meanwhile, earlier this month Glastonbury revealed its first big line-up announcement poster of the acts who will be playing at the Festival this year.
It has now been officially confirmed that 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 60 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 in June – 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 Carl Cox, Haim, Courtney Barnett, Confidence Man, 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 already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
Some of the opportunities include entering competitions, working at the Festival, volunteering or trying for tickets in the spring resales – which have now been confirmed to take place at the end of March.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.
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 to the Festival might not know that tickets are only sold on one site which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com – and any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival are not authentic.