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Glastonbury 2024 lineup: Dua Lipa, Sza and Coldplay revealed to headline

Glastonbury Festival organisers have finally unveiled their headliners for 2024, after months of rumours and speculation.

Emily Eavis and her team announced on Thursday (14 March) that Dua Lipa, SZA and Coldplay would headline the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in June, while country-pop queen Shania Twain will take the coveted Legends’ Slot.

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.

However, some of The Independent’s team believe that this is a premature reaction to what could be some of the greatest pop performances Glastonbury has ever seen.

Meanwhile, for fans who missed out on the general tickets sale in November, there are still ways to gain (legal) access into the festival, including the forthcoming resale and volunteering. Find out everything you need to know here.

Find all the updates from the Glastonbury 2024 announcement below

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  • Who’s performing at Glastonbury Festival 2024

  • Glastonbury 2024 ticket resale: When is it and other ways to get festival tickets

  • Let’s go girls! Shania Twain, Dua Lipa and SZA at Glastonbury 2024 one-ups the stale male rock of last year (COMMENT)

  • Watch highlights from Glastonbury 2023

Arctic Monkeys review, Glastonbury 2023: Alex Turner croons his way through crowdpleasers and subversive showmanship

09:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury was a masterclass in subversive showmanship – review

Glastonbury 2024 ticket resale: When is it and other ways to get festival tickets

09:22 , Roisin O'Connor

Music fans who missed out on tickets last November still have a chance of seeing Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, and Shania Twain perform...

Everything you need to know about the Glastonbury 2024 ticket resale

Watch highlights from Glastonbury 2023

09:10 , Roisin O'Connor

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

08:42 , Roisin O'Connor

Far from a ‘housewives’ favourite’, as one critic claimed, the queen of country-pop Shania Twain should have played years ago, while 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

Glastonbury line-up revealed as Coldplay, Dua Lipa and SZA to headline 2024 festival

08:23 , Roisin O'Connor

Dua Lipa, SZA and Shania Twain will take centre stage at Glastonbury Festival this June in a female-heavy line-up following last year’s criticism of its all-male headline acts.

Coldplay will also continue their long-running Worthy Farm love affair with the band set to headline again – making it their fifth time appearing on the Pyramid stage in just 22 years.

Fresh from the announcement of her new album, Dua Lipa will take to the stage on Friday, followed by Coldplay and SZA, with Shania Twain playing the coveted Legends slot on the Sunday.

The line-up poster also reveals which acts will be playing on what stage, with LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Cyndi Lauper and Janelle Monae all set to play the Pyramid for afternoon and evening slots.

Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Michael Kiwanuka and Paloma Faith will also be playing on the main stage.

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

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

07:00 , Inga Parkel

The cat’s out of the bag – but didn’t it take its sweet time? After several months of rumours, the Glastonbury Festival team has finally unveiled their 2024 headliners: Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA, with country-pop queen Shania Twain filling the Legends’ Slot. The reactions have been… mixed.

Despite the naysayers, Eavis should actually be applauded for pulling together four acts of this calibre.

Read more:

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(Getty Images for Permanent Press)

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

Far from a ‘housewives’ favourite’, as one critic claimed, the queen of country-pop Shania Twain should have played years ago, writes Roisin O’Connor, while Dua Lipa and SZA have proven themselves more than capable of putting on a spectacle worthy of the Pyramid Stage

Paloma Faith announces her Glastonbury spot

06:00 , Inga Parkel

Paloma Faith reacted to her Glastonbury headlining spot, tweeting: “See you on the pyramid stage @glastonbury x.”

Read The Independent’s interview with the 42-year-old artist here:

Paloma Faith ((Yan Wasiuchnik/PA))
Paloma Faith ((Yan Wasiuchnik/PA))

Paloma Faith on her heartbreak and being a single mum: ‘Our relationship ended because we had those children – it was worth it’

In her first in-depth interview since splitting from her partner of 10 years, the singer tells Annabel Nugent how her relationship split left her ‘broken’ but ‘whole’ and talks about her new album, dating and why co-parenting can equal ‘men not pulling their weight’

Arlo Parks declares Glasto ‘the best festival in the world'

05:00 , Inga Parkel

Arlo Parks will also make her return to Glastonbury this year performing on the Woodsies stage. “@glastonbury is the best festival in the world and I can’t wait to be back,” the singer-songwriter tweeted.

A word to those confused by Paul Heaton’s headline spot

04:00 , Inga Parkel

First K-pop band to play Glasto

03:00 , Inga Parkel

ICYMI: Group Seventeen will make history as the first-ever K-pop band to play the festival.

The 13-member band will also play Lollapalooza Berlin in September.

Glastonbury raffles off 20 pairs of tickets ‘in aid of people affected by conflict’

02:00 , Inga Parkel

Glastonbury has launched an enormous ticket raffle for the 2024 event.

In an effort “to raise emergency funds to support people affected by conflict”, this year’s music festival will be giving away 20 pairs of tickets to the lucky winners of the lottery.

To enter the raffle, you’ll need to make at least one £10 donation. Check out the Crowdfunder website for more details.

Corinne Bailey Rae celebrates her return to Glastonbury

01:00 , Inga Parkel

British singer Corinne Bailey Rae, best known for her 2006 hit “Put Your Records On”, is celebrating her return to Worthy Farm.

The 45-year-old artist will perform at the West Holts Stage.

Rae has performed at Glastonbury in 2007, 2010 and 2017.

Coldplay breaks Glastonbury record

00:00 , Inga Parkel

Coldplay is set to break a Glastonbury record when they return to the Pyramid stage this summer. The four-piece rock band will become the first act to headline the Worthy Farm event five times.

The “Viva La Vida” group made their Glastonbury debut in 2002, followed by performances in 2005, 2011 and 2016.

This year, their scheduled appearance will come ahead of the release of their forthcoming – and potentially final – album, out next year. The band’s frontman Chris Martin has previously stated that they would stop making new music in 2025.

“Well I know I can tell you: our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that I think we will only tour,” the singer told Jo Whiley in a 2021 interview. “I feel like because I know that challenge is finite, making this music doesn’t feel difficult, it feels like, ‘This is what we’re supposed to be doing’.”

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(Getty Images)

Dua Lipa reacts to Glastonbury headliner slot: ‘Dream of this moment all my life'

Thursday 14 March 2024 23:01 , Ellie Muir

“Houdini” singer Dua Lipa has celebrated her headliner slot.

“FRIDAY NIGHT PYRAMID STAGE HEADLINE!!!! I have dreamt of this moment all my life,” she wrote on X/Twitter.

“Something that lived only in my wildest dreams and highest manifestations !!! I am so excited to see you all in my favourite place on earth and make it a night to remember!!”

The announcement comes just one day afterthe singer announced that her forthcoming third album will be titled Radical Optimism.

The much-anticipated new record will be released on 3 May.

The album consists of 11 songs, including lead singles “Houdini” and “Training Season”, which Lipa recently delivered a dazzling performance of at the Brit Awards.

Read more below:

Dua Lipa announces Britpop-influenced new album Radical Optimism

Two Door Cinema club fans – you’re in luck

Thursday 14 March 2024 22:01 , Ellie Muir

“Back again at the one and only Glastonbury. See you down the farm!”

Disclosure celebrate Glastonbury announcement

Thursday 14 March 2024 20:30 , Ellie Muir

“The greatest festival in the world Glastonbury, we love you more than words. See you in the fields,” they wrote on X/Twitter.

First K-pop band to play Glasto

Thursday 14 March 2024 19:30 , Ellie Muir

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.

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 18:30 , Ellie Muir

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 18:00 , Ellie Muir

“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'

Thursday 14 March 2024 17:13 , Ellie Muir

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 17:10 , Ellie Muir

“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

Thursday 14 March 2024 16:39 , Ellie Muir

Avril Lavigne reacts to her booking

Thursday 14 March 2024 16:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

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!”

 (Instagram)
(Instagram)

One for the Glasto fact fans

Thursday 14 March 2024 16:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 15:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

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.’

https://twitter.com/idlesband/status/1768224405807616011

London Gramma fans – unite

Thursday 14 March 2024 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

Thursday 14 March 2024 14:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 14:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

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?

Thursday 14 March 2024 13:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 13:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 13:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

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?

Thursday 14 March 2024 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

Thursday 14 March 2024 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

Thursday 14 March 2024 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'

Thursday 14 March 2024 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

Thursday 14 March 2024 10:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

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'

Thursday 14 March 2024 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

Thursday 14 March 2024 09:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

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

Thursday 14 March 2024 09:33 , Jacob Stolworthy

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.