Glastonbury 2024 live: Latest weather updates as fans fret over Euros 2024

Thousands more Glastonbury ticket-holders will arrive at the festival site today, as fears of a washout are alleviated by the latest Met Office report forecasting cloudy spells and “the odd spot of rain” before sun and isolated showers this afternoon.

The weather is expected to stay mostly dry through to Sunday, with temperatures hovering around 18C-21C.

Across the weekend, an eclectic lineup will perform on the sprawling festival’s various stages. You can view the full Glastonbury lineup and set times here.

Glastonbury’s main stages don’t open until Friday, when pop star Dua Lipa will headline that evening, followed by pop-rock band Coldplay and R&B star SZA on Saturday and Sunday.

Earlier this week, Glastonbury organisers confirmed they will not be showing England’s Euro 2024 round-of-16 game during the festival.

“We would like to wish both Gareth Southgate and Steve Clarke’s sides all the best in Germany,” their statement said. “And we hope we’ll all be able to watch them play Quarter Final matches in the days after this year’s Festival.”

If you’re following from home, the BBC has shared its schedule of coverage for the weekend.

Glastonbury 2024 key points

  • Fans fret as next England Euros 2024 game won’t be shown at Glastonbury

  • From wellies to sunscreen: What to pack for Glastonbury Festival 2024

  • How to watch the BBC’s live coverage of Glastonbury festival

  • Glastonbury 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

  • Emily Eavis says having two female headliners ‘means a lot’

Was 2004 the worst Glastonbury ever? If you were an Oasis fan, yes

Thursday 27 June 2024 00:00 , Inga Parkel

The date is 25 June 2004: Liam Gallagher strides purposefully onto Worthy Farm’s Pyramid Stage with the attitude, determination and blazing white overcoat of a man embarking on an arctic expedition. “Glastonbury,” he addresses the 100,000 people chanting his name, “‘Rock’n’roll Star...’” As the bottled lightning of their trademark opening song was uncorked upon the biggest festival in the world, the stage was set for Oasis to sweep in and steal the decade.

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Liam Gallagher (Getty Images)
Liam Gallagher (Getty Images)

Was 2004 the worst Glastonbury ever? If you were an Oasis fan, yes

Twenty years ago, the Manchester band headlined Worthy Farm for the second and last time. Mark Beaumont looks back at the ill-fated show, which has gone down in history as one of their worst, and argues that it marked the beginning of the end for Liam and Noel Gallagher’s Britpop dream

5-year-old Glastonbury-goer gives ‘strange’ interview

Wednesday 26 June 2024 23:30 , Inga Parkel

First-time Glastonbury-goer five-year-old Elske spoke with BBC Breakfast from Worthy Farms on Wednesday (June 26).

Confessing that she had a boyfriend, the young girl, who turns six on Thursday, told BBC’s Colin Paterson that her father jokingly threatened that he would lock her boyfriend in a tower.

Elske then pivoted to add that her grandfather has a scorpion, a praying mantis and a lot of other bugs.

“This has gone very strange now,” Paterson responded. “Your grandad had a scorpion?”

“We’re in Glastonbury, so it is strange,” Elske’s mother added, with Patterson saying: “I was expecting strange interviews. I wasn’t expecting my strangest interview to be from someone who is one day off being six years old.”

How to watch the BBC’s live coverage of Glastonbury 2024

Wednesday 26 June 2024 22:30 , Inga Parkel

The BBC has announced its scheduling for Glastonbury 2024, as music fans who weren’t lucky enough to score tickets (or simply prefer to watch from home) look to tune into the action from Worthy Farm.

Live coverage by the broadcaster will begin on Wednesday 26 June, when fans flock to the festival fields in Somerset to see hundreds of artists perform.

On Friday, Dua Lipa will make her debut as Glastonbury headliner, followed by pop-rock band Coldplay on Saturday and US star SZA closing the festival on Sunday.

Meanwhile, country-pop icon Shania Twain will take on the Legends Slot, performing a career-spanning set of hits including “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much”.

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The Pyramid Stage was packed during Coldplay’s performance in 2011 (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The Pyramid Stage was packed during Coldplay’s performance in 2011 (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Glastonbury 2024: How to watch the BBC’s live coverage

Broadcaster has unveiled its coverage plan for this year’s festival at Worthy Farm, including headliner performances on the Pyramid Stage from Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA

‘Someone stole my wellies!’: Glastonbury’s five muddiest festivals

Wednesday 26 June 2024 22:00 , Inga Parkel

Glastonbury might be known as one of the world’s greenest festivals, thanks to its setting in the picturesque Somerset countryside, but every so often the weather turns foul and those verdant fields are churned up into brown sludge.

As many fans will attest, over the years there have been a number of memorable occasions where guests spent more time trying to pry their wellies out of the mud than they did watching bands perform.

Some take this as a cue to give up and go home, while others decide to lean into it, resulting in some of the more iconic pictures of Glastonbury Festival.

Here are five of the muddiest Glastonbury festivals in memory.

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Crowds at Glastonbury could see some showers this weekend (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Archive)
Crowds at Glastonbury could see some showers this weekend (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Archive)

‘Someone stole my wellies!’: Glastonbury’s five muddiest festivals

Mud, lightning, thunder, rain and more mud! The years that bad weather took over Britain’s biggest festival

How big is Glastonbury 2024?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 21:30 , Inga Parkel

Held at Worthy Farms, an estimated 900-acre sprawling field, the Glastonbury festival averages over 200,000 guests annually. Due to safety regulations, the event only allows a total of 210,000 people on-site – this figure not only includes fans but event staff, performers, stage crew, hospitality staff and medical staff as well.

This figure was increased by 7,000 in 2022.

According to Metro.uk, Glastonbury releases a total of 138,000 tickets for sale, while 5,000 tickets are saved for local people to attend Sunday. This, then, leaves 67,000 spots for performers and all other staff.

Is Glastonbury still selling tickets?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 21:00 , Inga Parkel

No. The Glastonbury resale took place in April and, due to typically high demand, sold out in just 22 minutes. The cost of getting into the 2024 festival was £360 per person including the booking fee, up from £340 last year.

Eavis justified the hike last year in a statement that said: “We have tried very hard to minimise the increase in price on the ticket but we’re facing enormous rises in the costs of running this vast show, while still recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival because of Covid.”

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Glastonbury festival (Getty Images)

When is Glastonbury, who’s on the lineup and can you still get tickets?

Coldplay, Dua Lipa and SZA are headlining the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm this year, while Shania Twain will take on the coveted Legends Slot

Stay hydrated!

Wednesday 26 June 2024 20:30 , Inga Parkel

Remember to stay hydrated out there, even through the wetter weather.

There are 800+ taps where you can fill up your bottles for free, Glastonbury’s X account notes, adding that “all of our water is drinking water.”

Fatboy Slim explains why he can’t stop returning to Glastonbury Festival

Wednesday 26 June 2024 20:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Fatboy Slim is a Glastonbury veteran, with more Worthy Farm appearances under his belt than any other artist. The reason he keeps coming back? Because, he argues, Glastonbury is like no other festival.

The British DJ and producer, 60, made his debut at the storied event as under his real name, Norman Cook, playing bass with his former indie band, The Housemartins, who performed on the Pyramid Stage in 1986.

Ten years later, he adopted his Fatboy Slim moniker and achieved critical and commercial success with his debut album, Better Living Through Chemistry. This was followed by a string of hit records including You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, and Palookaville.

Since his first appearance as Fatboy Slim in 1996, Cook has performed at every single Glastonbury festival, meaning this year will mark his 26th appearance.

Speaking to The Independent, Cook praised Glastonbury for retaining its independence and building up a devoted clientele of music lovers.

Full story:

Fatboy Slim explains why he can’t stop returning to Glastonbury Festival

Moment gates officially opened for Glastonbury 2024 as crowds flock to Worthy Farm

Wednesday 26 June 2024 19:31 , Roisin O'Connor

New Glastonbury app helps friends find each other more easily

Wednesday 26 June 2024 19:01 , Roisin O'Connor

A new Glastonbury app will allow festival-goers to find their friends and their tent more easily, while recommending artists based on the user’s Spotify profile.

For the first time, fans heading to Worthy Farm from 26 to 30 June will be able to link their Spotify account to the app, which will use the profile to provide personalised recommendations on artists performing at the festival, Vodafone said.

When connecting to their Spotify, users will be given a top 10 line-up from those performing, as well as a wider selection of recommendations via a Discover More option.

The app also includes a new map feature to let festival-goers navigate the 1,000-acre grounds by dropping pins on locations such as their tent, where they parked their car, and to set meeting points to regroup with friends before performances.

Further additions include new directional navigation to help fans move between stages more easily.

New Glastonbury app helps friends find each other more easily

Adorable young girl reveals she has a boyfriend during live Glastonbury interview

Wednesday 26 June 2024 18:31 , Roisin O'Connor

The road to Glastonbury: What makes a Pyramid Stage headliner, and why is it so hard to find them?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 18:01 , Roisin O'Connor

As Worthy Farm gears up once again to welcome Glastonbury fans this week, the question of who should take top billing at the UK’s best-loved music festival is becoming harder to answer. Not to mention increasingly controversial. So what do organisers look for in a headline act? And should they be changing tack?

The road to Glastonbury: Why is it so hard to find a headliner?

Moment gates officially opened for Glastonbury 2024 as crowds flock to Worthy Farm

Wednesday 26 June 2024 17:31 , Roisin O'Connor

A brief history of Glastonbury’s Sunday Legends slot

Wednesday 26 June 2024 17:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury’s Sunday Legends slot is one of the most prestigious sets in music. Every year, the seasoned pro of choice takes to the Pyramid Stage to unleash a thrilling performance of their biggest hits, often spanning decades.

For the perfect Legends Slot headliner, the artist needs to be known to the majority of Glastonbury-goers while also having that cultural heft beyond one or two recognisable songs.

It’s the home for long-established and beloved artists who are still going strong. But where did it all begin?

“Sunday Legend” is a relatively new expression for Glastonbury. For many years, the veteran performers would simply be in the same company as the newer artists on the Pyramid Stage.

There is great debate over who really launched this distinguished spot. Many argue that it was Johnny Cash’s performance in 1994. However, Welsh star Sir Tom Jones has also claimed that he was he who invented the gig with his show on the Pyramid Stage two years prior.

Here’s the history in full:

A brief history of Glastonbury’s Sunday Legends slot

Coldplay have always been cool, and it’s ludicrous to claim otherwise

Wednesday 26 June 2024 16:31 , Roisin O'Connor

As the British band prepare to headline Glastonbury for a record-breaking fifth time, Mark Beaumont assesses their legacy and questions why some critics are still sneering

Coldplay have always been cool, and it’s ludicrous to claim otherwise

Moment gates officially opened for Glastonbury 2024 as crowds flock to Worthy Farm

Wednesday 26 June 2024 16:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Why England’s next Euro 2024 match won’t be shown at Glastonbury

Wednesday 26 June 2024 15:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury’s organisers have said they won’t be showing England’s Euro 2024 round-of-16 game during the festival, as it could clash with a headliner’s performance.

Gareth Southgate’s team are guaranteed a place in the last 16, despite their poor performance to date, after Albania failed to beat Spain on Monday (24 June).

This means their next game will be on 30 June, the final night of the festival when SZA is due to headline.

In a statement released before Scotland were knocked out, the festival organisers said: “In previous years, we have endeavoured to show notable matches on big screens where possible, particularly on days before the main stages have opened.

“However, with England and Scotland’s last 16 matches potentially clashing with headline sets at this year’s festival, the decision has been made that - as in 2014 and 2016 - should England or Scotland qualify from their groups, their last 16 matches will not be shown at the festival.”

Organisers added: “We would like to wish both Gareth Southgate and Steve Clarke’s sides all the best in Germany. And we hope we’ll all be able to watch them play quarter-final matches in the days after this year’s festival.”

Unfortunately, this could mean a surge in festival-goers leaving Worthy Farm before SZA is due to take to the Pyramid Stage as the final headliner of the weekend.

She will perform at 9.30pm on the Sunday, after Burna Boy at 7.30pm and Janelle Monae at 5.45pm.

Was 2004 the worst Glastonbury ever? If you were an Oasis fan, yes

Wednesday 26 June 2024 15:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Twenty years ago, the Manchester band headlined Worthy Farm for the second and last time. Mark Beaumont looks back at the ill-fated show, which has gone down in history as one of their worst, and argues that it marked the beginning of the end for Liam and Noel Gallagher’s Britpop dream

Was 2004 the worst Glastonbury ever? If you were an Oasis fan, yes

Blondie performs ‘One Way or Another’ at Glastonbury 2023

Wednesday 26 June 2024 14:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Emily Eavis explains why a Glastonbury festival ticket ballot wouldn’t work

Wednesday 26 June 2024 14:00 , Roisin O'Connor

Emily Eavis has shut down the idea of a “Glastonbury ballot”, calling the dilemma over the demand for tickets “one of the worst sides to the job”.

The Glastonbury co-organiser, who is the daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis, opens the gates to Worthy Farm today and officially kicks off the 2024 festival, which is being headlined by Coldplay, Dua Lipa and SZA.

Speaking to the BBC in front of the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Eavis was asked about whether organisers would ever consider doing a ticket ballot, considered one of the fairest ways to allow people to apply for tickets to in-demand events.

“I think if we did a ballot, we’d end up with some people who weren’t necessarily as bothered about coming,” Eavis explained to presenter and DJ Annie Mac.

“It’s really hard to say this year because I know a lot of people didn’t get tickets and they wanted them. But you know, a lot of the time, the people who really really want them get them do through volunteering or through competitions.”

Full story:

Emily Eavis explains why a Glastonbury festival ticket ballot wouldn’t work

COMMENT / SZA is the festival headliner who will save our summers

Wednesday 26 June 2024 13:31 , Roisin O'Connor

The Grammy and Brit winner has earned widespread acclaim for her two studio albums ‘CTRL’ and ‘SOS’ – yet, based on the confusion sparked when she was announced as a Glastonbury headliner this year, many still don’t know her name. Here’s why you should absolutely dive into her work, writes Kate Solomon

Don’t know Glastonbury headliner SZA? Here’s why you should

Glastonbury Festival 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

Wednesday 26 June 2024 13:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Hundreds of other artists will perform across this weekend, with the Glastonbury set times allowing fans to work out whether they’ll have time to dash from one stage to another in order to see their favourites.

There are also a few spots reserved for surprise acts, including the “TBA” marked at 6pm on Saturday at the Woodsies stage. Previous surprise artists at Glastonbury have included The Killers, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.

Here are the set times for the main stages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Glastonbury 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

In pictures: Revellers arrive at Glastonbury 2024

Wednesday 26 June 2024 12:01 , Roisin O'Connor

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The road to Glastonbury: What makes a Pyramid Stage headliner, and why is it so hard to find them?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 11:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury organisers won’t show England Euro 2024 match during festival

Wednesday 26 June 2024 11:11 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury’s organisers have said they won’t be showing England’s Euro 2024 round-of-16 game during the festival, as it could clash with a headliner’s performance.

Gareth Southgate’s team are guaranteed a place in the last 16, despite their poor performance to date, after Albania failed to beat Spain on Monday (24 June).

This means their next game will be on 30 June, the final night of the festival when SZA is due to headline.

In a statement released before Scotland were knocked out, the festival organisers said: “In previous years, we have endeavoured to show notable matches on big screens where possible, particularly on days before the main stages have opened.

“However, with England and Scotland's last 16 matches potentially clashing with headline sets at this year's festival, the decision has been made that - as in 2014 and 2016 - should England or Scotland qualify from their groups, their last 16 matches will not be shown at the festival.”

Organisers added: “We would like to wish both Gareth Southgate and Steve Clarke's sides all the best in Germany. And we hope we'll all be able to watch them play quarter-final matches in the days after this year's festival.”

Unfortunately, this could mean a surge in festival-goers leaving Worthy Farm before SZA is due to take to the Pyramid Stage as the final headliner of the weekend.

She will perform at 9.30pm on the Sunday, after Burna Boy at 7.30pm and Janelle Monae at 5.45pm.

You can find the full schedule here:

Glastonbury 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

Flashback: Lizzo performs 'Truth Hurts' at Glastonbury 2023

Wednesday 26 June 2024 11:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Kelis review, Glastonbury Festival 2023: A sublime, genre-hopping performance that is more party than show

Wednesday 26 June 2024 10:37 , Roisin O'Connor

Kelis blew our critics away with her 2023 performance at Glastonbury, here’s a reminder of what went down:

Kelis delivers a sublime Glastonbury set that is more party than show – review

Who are Seventeen, the first K-pop act to perform at Glastonbury festival?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 10:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Seventeen are poised to make history as the first K-pop group to perform at Glastonbury Festival.

The 13-member band will be performing on the Pyramid Stage on Friday afternoon, where fellow stars incuding pop singer Dua Lipa, rock band Coldplay and US R&B artist SZA are headlining.

In a significant moment heralding K-pop’s continuing growth in popularity, Glastonbury will also mark Seventeen’s first performance in Europe.

Seventeen — comprising members S Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino — debuted in 2015 with the extended play (EP) 17 Carat and its title track “Adore U”.

Read more about them here:

Flashback: Arctic Monkeys play Glastonbury 2023

Wednesday 26 June 2024 09:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Angela Rayner pulls out of Glastonbury due to election commitments

Wednesday 26 June 2024 09:23 , Roisin O'Connor

Angela Rayner has been forced to pull out of her scheduled appearance at Glastonbury Festival due to committments surrounding the looming general election.

The deputy Labour leader was due to take part in a panel about the next national poll on Saturday (28 June) at the Left Field stage, known for hosting political talks as well as live music.

However, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, who curates the Left Field stage, confirmed that Rayner and other senior politicians will no longer appear.

“Late last year when we began planning this year’s Left Field at Glastonbury, we thought it would be a good idea to invite a number of Labour MPs, given there was a strong chance that they might be in power by the end of the year,” he said.

“We had more or less confirmed one for each panel when Sunak called the election. Understandably, MPs feel they need to be out campaigning on the last weekend before the ballot, so the panel’s team led by Rosie Rogers has been working hard to find suitable replacements.”

Emily Eavis explains why a Glastonbury festival ticket ballot wouldn’t work

Wednesday 26 June 2024 09:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Emily Eavis has shut down the idea of a “Glastonbury ballot”, calling the dilemma over the demand for tickets “one of the worst sides to the job”.

The Glastonbury co-organiser, who is the daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis, opens the gates to Worthy Farm today and officially kicks off the 2024 festival, which is being headlined by Coldplay, Dua Lipa and SZA.

Speaking to the BBC in front of the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Eavis was asked about whether organisers would ever consider doing a ticket ballot, considered one of the fairest ways to allow people to apply for tickets to in-demand events.

“I think if we did a ballot, we’d end up with some people who weren’t necessarily as bothered about coming,” Eavis explained to presenter and DJ Annie Mac.

“It’s really hard to say this year because I know a lot of people didn’t get tickets and they wanted them. But you know, a lot of the time, the people who really really want them get them do through volunteering or through competitions.”

Full story:

Emily Eavis explains why a Glastonbury festival ticket ballot wouldn’t work

The road to Glastonbury: What makes a Pyramid Stage headliner, and why is it so hard to find them?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 08:45 , Roisin O'Connor

As Worthy Farm gears up once again to welcome Glastonbury fans this week, the question of who should take top billing at the UK’s best-loved music festival is becoming harder to answer. Not to mention increasingly controversial. So what do organisers look for in a headline act? And should they be changing tack?

Glastonbury organisers share important message about camping after last year’s clean-up

Wednesday 26 June 2024 08:41 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury shares important message after last year’s clean-up

Emily Eavis says having two female headliners ‘means a lot to me'

Wednesday 26 June 2024 08:23 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis has said it “means a lot” to have two female headliners for the first time.

British pop star Dua Lipa and US R&B artist SZA will top the billing on Friday and Sunday, respectively, while rock band Coldplay are playing the Saturday headline set.

It is the first time in Glastonbury history that two female artists have played the biggest spot on the Pyramid Stage in the same year.

Country-pop singer Shania Twain will also join the trio as she performs in the coveted Legends Slot on Sunday.

“It means a lot to me, I’ve been working on this for a long time,” Eavis told the BBC after opening the gates to Worthy Farm and welcoming thousands of ticket-holders.

Calling Dua Lipa and SZA “very different artists”, she added: “Dua Lipa has grown up at Glastonbury, she’s come here every year... this is the spot she was born to play.”

Emily Eavis opens the gates to Worthy Farm on day one of Glastonbury Festival 2024 (Getty Images)
Emily Eavis opens the gates to Worthy Farm on day one of Glastonbury Festival 2024 (Getty Images)

How to watch the BBC’s live coverage of Glastonbury festival

Wednesday 26 June 2024 08:21 , Roisin O'Connor

The BBC has announced its scheduling for Glastonbury 2024, as music fans who weren’t lucky enough to score tickets (or simply prefer to watch from home) look to tune into the action from Worthy Farm.

Live coverage by the broadcaster will begin on Wednesday 26 June, when fans flock to the festival fields in Somerset to see hundreds of artists perform.

On Friday, Dua Lipa will make her debut as Glastonbury headliner, followed by pop-rock band Coldplay on Saturday and US star SZA closing the festival on Sunday.

Meanwhile, country-pop icon Shania Twain will take on the Legends Slot, performing a career-spanning set of hits including “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much”.

Here’s how to tune in if you’re not heading to the festival this year:

Glastonbury 2024: How to watch the BBC’s live coverage

In pictures: Glastonbury fans queue outside Worthy Farm before gates open

Wednesday 26 June 2024 08:03 , Roisin O'Connor

An early start for hundreds of Glastonbury ticket-holders as they reach the gates of Worthy Farm, where the festival has just opened to kick off a weekend of live music.

Glastonbury festival-goers have an early start in the queue as gates to Worthy Farm open (Getty Images)
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When is Glastonbury, who’s on the lineup and can you still get tickets?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 08:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury, the world’s most famous music festival, returns this week and will see thousands of fans flocking to Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Co-organiser Emily Eavis and her team are preparing to welcome revellers to the site and play host to some of the biggest artists across pop, rock, indie, R&B, rap, punk and soul.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big weekend, including whether tickets are still up for grabs.

Glastonbury: When is it, who’s on the lineup and can you get tickets?

Just five minutes to go until the gates open!

Wednesday 26 June 2024 07:56 , Roisin O'Connor

Our dedicated team of roving reporters are on their way to Glastonbury, as thousands of fans prepare to flood through the gates of Worthy Farm and set up camp for the next five days.

A reminder of this year’s lineup and stage times:

Glastonbury 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

Flashback: Watch highlights from Glastonbury 2023

Wednesday 26 June 2024 07:46 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

Wednesday 26 June 2024 07:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury organisers have unveiled the full set times across each of its stages for this year’s festival, revealing that rapper Little Simz will perform before Coldplay on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, while LCD Soundsystem will play ahead of Dua Lipa’s Friday slot.

The 2024 edition of the storied festival is taking place from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 June, and is being headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA, with Shania Twain in the Legends Slot.

Hundreds of other artists will perform across the week, with the set times allowing fans to work out whether they’ll have time to dash from one stage to another in order to see their favourites.

There are also a few spots reserved for surprise acts, including the “TBA” marked at 6pm on Saturday at the Woodsies stage. Previous surprise artists at Glastonbury have included The Killers, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.

Here are the set times for the main stages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, per the Glastonbury website.

Glastonbury 2024 lineup, set times and clashfinder for each stage

What time do Glastonbury festival gates open?

Wednesday 26 June 2024 07:09 , Roisin O'Connor

Michael and Emily Eavis are expected to open the gates to Worthy Farm at around 8am this morning, after ticket-holders drove through the night to beat traffic.

Thousands of revellers will pour into the festival site from this morning, as the latest weather forecast suggests they will enjoy a mostly dry and sunny weekend of music.

Emily Eavis opens Glastonbury’s gates in 2023 (PA)
Emily Eavis opens Glastonbury’s gates in 2023 (PA)

Festival packing list 2024: What to pack for Glastonbury

Wednesday 26 June 2024 07:08 , Daisy Lester

To ensure you pack everything important (at best you forget dry shampoo, at worst your ticket), a thorough checklist is a must.

Whether you’re pitching up for the weekend, heading to your favourite day festival in the city or flying abroad for a blowout on the beach, your packing list should span beauty, toiletries, camping gear, clothing and more.

While most festival essentials are non-negotiable (think tents, toothbrushes, underwear, sunscreen and reliable shoes), others can simply make your experience a much more pleasant one (we’re talking cordless hair tools, pyjamas, camping stoves and eye masks).

To prevent you from being that person in the group asking to borrow everything, the exhaustive list below includes everything you need for your next festival (you’re welcome), whether it’s an all-day rave or a four-day camping stint.

Find our full and comprehensive packing guide below:

What to pack for Glastonbury festival, Reading, Leeds and more

Glastonbury festival gates to open today!

Wednesday 26 June 2024 06:55 , Roisin O'Connor

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s Glastonbury 2024 liveblog! We’ll be providing you with all the latest news, gossip, rumours, photos and video from Worthy Farm, as gates are set to open at 8am this morning to allow thousands of music fans to flood into Worthy Farm.

The weather’s looking pretty good for ticket-holders this weekend, after a decidedly wet and chilly start to the summer. Wednesday is forecast for highs of around 25C and 27C, as queues of cars line the country roads surrounding Worthy Farm.

It has predicted an average temperature of 20C on Thursday, when campers could face “light rain” and a “cold front”, before the average drops to 18C on Friday.

Weather will warm up on Saturday and Sunday, with an average temperature of between 20C and 21C forecast.

It comes after Nick Higginson, CEO of Phoenix Health and Safety, urged festival-goers to drink plenty of water in order to avoid dehydration during the event.

He said: “Being outdoors in the heat can be physically demanding, especially if you’re on your feet dancing.

“If you combine this with drinking alcohol, it can easily lead to exhaustion.”

Festival goers take shelter from the sun on the fourth day of Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Festival goers take shelter from the sun on the fourth day of Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)