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Who’s Tipped To Headline Glastonbury 2024?

Who’s headlining? (Glastonbury 2024)

We may be biased but we’re certainly not alone in thinking that Glastonbury Festival is one of the best festivals on the planet. Over the years, the iconic Pyramid Stage has played host to some of the biggest names in the music industry and 2023 was no exception with Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John headlining.

For 2024’s Glastonbury Festival headliners, the rumour mill went into overdrive for months with everyone from Taylor Swift to Madonna to The Spice Girls being touted for the lineup and the bookies making all sorts of crazy predictions. 

With Emily Eavis sharing an Instagram post from Madonna’s Celebration world tour at London’s O2 Arena and all the big hints dropped about female headliners, we were ready to put our money on The Queen of Pop who’s actually never played Glastonbury before. 

After what seemed like an unusually long delay, the Festival organisers have put us all out of our misery confirming a stellar lineup of headline acts including Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA on the Pyramid Stage as well as Shania Twain in the ‘legend’ slot. 

A true favourite of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, Coldplay will become the first act to headline the Pyramid stage five times after their very first performance back in 2002.  And we can all look forward to a really diverse spread of A-list artists including Little Simz, LCD Soundsystem and Burna Boy. 

For music enthusiasts and festival-goers worldwide, Glastonbury Festival has been a mecca of musical diversity and unforgettable performances since its inception way back in 1970. Over the years, the iconic Pyramid Stage has played host to some of the biggest names in the music industry. We thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the biggest headline acts that have graced the Glastonbury stage, leaving an indelible mark on the festival’s storied history.

David Bowie (2000): The Legendary Return

It was a truly historic moment back in 2000, when the legendary David Bowie took to the Pyramid Stage. Having previously declined numerous invitations to perform, Bowie’s appearance was highly anticipated. The Thin White Duke delivered a set that was both nostalgic and contemporary, reminding the audience of his enduring brilliance and cementing his status as an icon.

Radiohead (1997, 2003, 2017): Masters of the Pyramid Stage

Radiohead, the experimental rock maestros, have headlined Glastonbury on three separate occasions—1997, 2003, and 2017 which in itself is a testament to their captivating performances. Each performance was a sonic journey, showcasing their evolution as a band and their ability to entertain audiences with a mix of hits and innovative sounds. Their 2017 set, in particular,  has been hailed as one of the festival’s most mesmerising moments.

Beyoncé (2011): Queen Bey Takes the Throne

Glastonbury got a serious dose of diva power in 2011 when Beyoncé’s Sacha Fierce took centre stage. As the first solo female artist to headline the festival in over two decades, Queen Bey delivered a show-stopping performance that combined her powerhouse vocals, energetic dance routines, and a touch of the unexpected. The performance marked a pivotal moment in Glastonbury’s history and further solidified Beyoncé’s status as a global music icon.

The Rolling Stones (2013): Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty Descends on Worthy Farm

In 2013, Glastonbury welcomed rock legends The Rolling Stones for the first time in their illustrious career. Despite initial skepticism about whether the ageing rockers could still command a festival stage, Mick Jagger and company proved the naysayers wrong with a high-energy set that spanned decades of rock ‘n’ roll history.

Adele (2016): Hello, Glastonbury!

Adele’s headline slot in 2016 was nothing short of magical. The British songstress, known for her soulful voice and heartfelt ballads, drew one of the largest crowds in Glastonbury’s history. Her genuine and intimate connection with the audience, coupled with chart-topping hits, made it a performance that resonated far beyond the festival grounds.

We can all agree that Glastonbury Festival has consistently delivered headline acts that have created moments of pure musical magic. From rock legends to pop royalty, the festival’s stages have been graced by the most iconic names in the industry. With speculation still mounting about headline acts for 2024, we can rest assured that those acts will continue to shape the festival’s legacy, adding new chapters to the story of this great British musical pilgrimage.

Who’s Tipped To Headline (The Hotel)?

More importantly though, who is performing at The Pop-Up Hotel this year?

We’re over the moon about the news that we are welcoming back the incredibly talented Ellie Sax and husband DJ LBW (Harry) (@ellie.sax).

If you’ve not seen Ellie perform before, it is absolutely unforgettable and guaranteed to get you out of your seat and on your feet. Live Saxophone crosses Ibiza beats and some serious style.

Not only will Ellie and Harry  be returning to our pool-side stage for multiple performances; they have also taken on the role of hotel vibe designers, bringing you a line-up of DJs and live performers tastefully chosen to get you in the right mood. Morning acoustic melodies, Ibiza style brunch poolside parties, evening DJs and live performances – and some very special guests to announce soon too…

We can’t wait to share more of Ellie’s plans with you. Watch this space.

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