The roster of headliners for this summer time’s Glastonbury Pageant is absurdly packed, with Arctic Monkeys, Weapons N’ Roses, Elton John and Lizzo slated to take the Pyramid Stage. And, in a bittersweet youngster ‘o mine twist, while Axl and the rest of the Gunners will be performing for the mud-caked masses at Worthy Farm for the first time, it will also mark John’s first, and final, time at Glasto, because the pop icon’s slot will come as he winds down his Farewell Yellow Brick highway tour this summer time.
“It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year,” co-organizer Emily Eavis revealed in a December be aware. “This will be the final U.K. show of Elton’s last ever tour, so we will be closing the Festival and marking this huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send offs. We are so very happy to finally bring the Rocket Man to Worthy Farm.”
In line with the Guardian, John’s Sunday festival-closing set might be instantly preceded by a efficiency from Lil Nas X, as Lana Del Rey and Wizkid headline on the Different Stage. Different acts making their Glasto debuts this 12 months embrace “Supermodel” rockers Måneskin and nation trio The Chicks.
The lineup additionally contains: Lewis Capaldi, The Struggle on Medicine, Chvches, Alt-J, Blondie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Central Cee, Christine and the Queens, Fatboy Slim, Sizzling Chip, Joey Bada$$, Kelis, Maggie Rogers, Manic Avenue Preachers, Rina Sawayama, Phoenix, Royal Blood, Slowthai, Sparks, Sudan Archives, Thundercat and Weyes Blood, amongst many others.
After Eavis promised in 2019 that her purpose was to make sure as near a 50/50 gender cut up as potential, NME reported that 53% of the 54 names on the preliminary lineup are male this 12 months. And whereas nearly all of the headliners are male, Eavis informed the Guardian that GNR had been booked after a beforehand confirmed feminine headliner pulled out after she “changed her touring plans”; Eavis declined to say who the artist is, however added that she hoped they might headline someday within the subsequent 5 years. She additionally famous that Lizzo will function the opening acts for Weapons, noting that “she could totally headline” sooner or later.
As well as, Eavis mentioned as a part of the continuing effort to diversify the invoice that 46% of the 54 names on the listing are non-white or function non-white members.
Try the complete introduced lineup under.