Glastonbury 2024 – live: Festival fans and booked acts react to line-up announcement

The music world is reacting to the announcement of this year’s Glastonbury line-up.

After what has been a lengthier wait than usual, Emily Eavis and her team or festival organisers have finally dropped the 2024 poster, which boasts the three headliners set to perform on the Pyramid Stage in June.

Dua Lipa, SZA and Coldplay, in what will be their fifth headline slot, are top billing, with Shania Twain taking on Legend slot duties.

While many ticketowners are expressing excitement about the forthcoming sold-out festival, there is an air of disappointment due to the fact that many rumoured high-profile musicians – including Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen – are absent from the line-up.

Find all the updates from the Glastonbury 2024 announcement below

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Shania Twain, Dua Lipa and SZA at Glastonbury 2024 one-ups the stale male rock of last year

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Let’s go girls: Glastonbury’s 2024 headliners one-up last year’s stale rock

Let’s go girls! Shania Twain reacts to Glastonbury slot

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“Let’s make history with this ultimate dream performance,” she wrote on X/Twitter.

‘Back on 74’ band Jungle: ‘Can’t wait to see you there'

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Little Simz says Glastonbury is the only festival she is performing at this summer

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“The one and only festival I’ll be at this summer. On the Pyramid, on the farm. Big big glasto you knowwww what a wow. See you there. Love,” she wrote on X/Twitter.

Olivia Dean celebrates Pyramid Stage booking

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Avril Lavigne reacts to her booking

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Avril Lavigne will be bringing hits including “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” to Worthy Farm this Sunday.

The singer shared the news on her Instagram page, writing: “England, see you in June!”


One for the Glasto fact fans

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Dedicated Glastonbury fansite has provided some intriguing stats on today’s poster release.

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After a few rollicking sets in 2024 – one of which was a secret set that sawe them play their first record in full – IDLES will be back, and ready to cause carnage, when Glastonbury takes place in June.

“IDLES are coming home,” they wrote, adding: “We are headlining the Other Stage at @glastonbury. Get your dancing shoes on.’

London Gramma fans – unite

15:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

London Grammar are returning for another Glastonbury, playing the Park stage. Perfect for a hazy saturday afternoon after sipping too much* cider.

*not enough.

Olivia Dean receives huge promotion

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When Olivia Dean played Glastonbury in 2023, the musician played at one the smaller stages – Stummerville – and received excitable word-of-mouth for her performance.

This year, the breakthrough star will return to the festival – but will play on its biggest stage, the feat of which is not lost on the 24 year old.

First K-pop band to play Glasto

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Group Seventeen, comprised of 13 members, will make history as the first ever K-pop band to play the festival.

They will also play Lollapalooza Berlin in September.

Did Madonna drop out?

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Last year, it was claimed that Madonna was set to perform at Glastonbury 2024 – but later reports suggested the Queen of Pop has withdrawn as her set was proving too expensive for organisers.

It’s believed that Coldplay might be the ones to have been drafted in as a replacement.

Indie favourites return for more

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Two Door Cinema Club will be bringing their new material to Glastonbury this summer.

Reacting to their booking, the band wrote on social media: “Back again at the one and only Glastonbury. See you down the farm!”

Coldplay to headline Glastonbury for the fifth time

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Coldplay will headline the Pyramid Stage for the fifth time in 22 years.

The band, fronted by Chris Martin, first played the stage in 2002 – apparently replacing The Strokes – 2005, 2011 and 2016.

Martin is very much a friend of the festival, and has returned numerous of times over the years in a solo capacity – but not always to play music; in 2023, he helped out organisers by doing a steward shift.

What’s your verdict?

12:38 , Jacob Stolworthy

After a backlash to last year’s all-male headline line-up, which bumped Lizzo up in a consolatory manner, this year is very much the year of the women. Emily Eavis vowed this would be so – and she’s made good of her promise.

Music correspondent Roisin O’Connor says Dua Lipa and SZA have proven themselves more than capable of putting on a spectacle worthy of the Pyramid Stage.

Let’s go girls: Glastonbury’s 2024 headliners one-up last year’s stale rock

Mike Skinner is returning to Worthy Farm

12:11 , Jacob Stolworthy

At this stage, The Streets are a Glastonbury favourite – and Mike Skinner knows it.

The National rise up the Glasto billing

11:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

The National have continued their rise up the Glasto billing, and will headline the Other stage.

Emily Eavis previously described the band as potential outright headliners, with frontman Matt Berninger telling NME: “I can’t disagree. That would be amazing.”

“Let’s go!” the band wrote on X/Twitter about their 2024 appointment.

Disclosure calls Glastonbury ;greatest festival in the world'

11:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Electronic duo Disclosure will return to Worthy Farm this year, where they will headline the Other Stage.

Reacting to the news, they wrote: :The greatest festival in the world. Glastonbury, we love you more than words. See you in the fields.”

Little Simz says Glasto is ‘only festival’ she’ll play this summer

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Little Simz is playing the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2024.

Reacting to the news, the hip-hop star shared a message of excitement on social media, writing: “The one and only festival I’ll be at this summer. On the Pyramid, on the farm. Big big glasto you knowwww what a wow. See you there. Love.”

Shania Twain says playing Glastonbury will be ‘honour of her life'

10:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

Shania Twain has reacted to the appointment to play the coveted Legends slot at Glastonbury 2024.

The Canadian singer posted a special video message to fans on Thursday (14 March) after she was confirmed to play at the Somerset festival.

“This is a dream come true, I have been asked about Glastonbury for years now and it is finally coming together,” Twain said.

“I am packing my wellies and my raincoat, and of course, my cowboy hat, and I will see you in the beautiful Somerset countryside. This is huge, an honour of my life.”

Shania Twain confirms legends slot at Glastonbury in video message to fans

This year’s line-up in full

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The full Glastonbury 2024 line-up, with stage breakdown, can be found here.

It’s worth noting that more acts will be announced as the festival date grows nearer.

It’s set to take place from 26 to 30 June.

Glastonbury 2024 line-up revealed as two female artists to headline festival

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And, after what felt like an endless wait, the Glastonbury line-up has been announced!

We’ll be breaking down this year’s bursting roster of musicians, and sharing reactions as they roll in.