Something wicked this way comes as the Unfairground wagon train rolls back into the late-night area for its silver jubbly
The Unfairground line-up for Glastonbury 2022 has been revealed.
Announcing the news via Twitter and other social channels earlier this morning (Friday, 20th May) at 10:45am, Glastonbury officials said: “Something wicked this way comes as the Unfairground wagon train rolls back into the late-night area for its silver jubbly with an amazing 2022 line-up.”
Celebrating its 10th anniversary at Glastonbury, the Unfairground presents an immersive and interactive clash of music, art and party, where just taking part makes everyone a winner.
Broken down into 3 sections – Artists, Sideshows and Performers, and Music – the poster (seen below), adds even more acts and artists to the ever-growing Glastonbury 2022 bill.
Glastonbury’s individual area announcements have been coming in thick and fast for the last couple of months now.
With Unfairground being the fourteenth and most recent area to announce its individual line-up poster for this year’s Festival (on the 20th of May), we are now expecting at least three more areas still to come.
The Park area unveiled its line-up on the 19th of May, while the Kidzfield revelation came on the 16th – just three days after Croissant Neuf‘s on the 13th, and followed announcements from Acoustic Stage and The Glade earlier in the month – on the 12th and the 11th of the month, respectively.
Late-night areas The Common and – Shangri-La also released their line-ups, on the 6th and the 4th of May, respectively. In addition to the Left Field line-up that was revealed on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of May.
Other key stories from last month’s string of announcements included confirmation that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival in 2022 – following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019 but will not be featured at this year’s event.
The Arcadia news came bundled with its own line-up poster, after posters from the Theatre & Circus Fields, Glasto Latino, and former Dance Village Silver Haye had revealed theirs too just days earlier.
And finally, Field of Avalon was the first area to announce its dedicated line-up poster for 2022 on Tuesday, the 12th of April.
2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.
Meanwhile, the first main line-up announcement poster revelation, shown below, dropped in March of this year.
As seen in the poster above, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish to top the bill at this year’s event.
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 that evening.
A platter of performers and attractions which have yet to be announced are still waiting in the pipeline to be revealed before the full line-up + times should finally drop around June time – as recently confirmed on Twitter 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 artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Go-A, Fatboy Slim, Chris Difford, Carl Cox, Haim, Courtney Barnett, 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, Basil Brush, The 1975, Harry Styles and The Lathums.
To view our full constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours, click here.
Another exciting announcement of sorts which was revealed earlier this month included the new Glastonbury 2022 map, which featured lots of interesting changes and improvements to the site grounds ahead of the Festival this June.
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 now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
Some of the opportunities include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering.
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