The Irish rockers will be returning to Worthy Farm this summer
The Undertones have now confirmed they will be playing Glastonbury 2022.
The Northern Ireland-formed band have listed ‘Glastonbury Festival’ as one of the gigs scheduled in their ‘Live Shows’ for 2022, and confirm that they will be playing the Acoustic Stage on Friday, the 24th of June.
The band’s performance at Glastonbury follows a run of UK and Europe gigs through March, April and May – along with a performance at Wychwood Festival a few weeks before the Festival.
Formed in Derry back in 1974, The Undertones – who last played the Festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage back in 2005 on the Friday afternoon of the Festival – originally consisted of Feargal Sharkey (vocals), John O’Neill (rhythm guitar, vocals), Damian O’Neill (lead guitar, vocals), Michael Bradley (bass, vocals) and Billy Doherty (drums), before replacing lead singer Sharkey with Paul McLoone in 1999.
Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has recently confirmed that the first line-up poster will be released in March, with individual area line-ups to follow – before the full line-up plus times will finally drop in June.
As of the time of writing, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, R.A.E, Little Simz (who is set to headline the West Holts Stage) and most recently The Strays are the only artists to have been officially confirmed for playing Glastonbury Festival when it returns in 2022.
Ms Ross will be taking to the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday teatime Legends Slot, while Eilish will be playing the same stage on the Friday night – which will subsequently make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.
That being 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 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).
Other acts who have been rumoured to make an appearance at this year’s event include Candi Stanton, Brass Against, The Chemical Brothers, Harry Styles, Primal Scream, Basil Brush, The 1975, The Lathums, Foals and Wolf Alice – who were once of the first bands to be confirmed for the 2020 Festival before it was forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic.
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.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.