There’s always a lot of anticipation surrounding the announcement of the Glastonbury line-up and this year’s list of performers was worth the wait. Guns N’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys are joining Elton John as headliners at one of the summer’s most exciting music festivals.
Back in December, it was announced that Elton John will perform the final UK show of his last-ever tour at Glastonbury, and he’ll be in pretty good company. Guns N’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys will also headline the festival, while Yusuf aka Cat Stevens will take the coveted Sunday afternoon “legend slot”, which draws in one of the festival’s biggest audiences.
The list of this year’s performers also includes Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Lil Nas X, Manic Street Preachers, Wizkid, and Blondie. After the lineup was announced, Glastonbury came under fire for the lack of female headliners, but the organizer Emily Eavis claims things will be very different next year.
“We try our best and we obviously aim for 50:50… This year, we did have a female headliner, and she, unfortunately, had to pull out… But next year it’s looking like we’ve got two female headliners, so fingers crossed,” said Eavis, according to BBC.
Glastonbury Festival will take place at Pilton, Summerset between June 21 and June 25, and more acts and attractions will soon be announced.