Back with a bang, we look to Glastonbury Festival, the world’s largest green field festival – which kicks off the day after World Music Day (Tues 21 June). The five-day music and performing arts event is officially back after a long three year wait.
Its return has long been anticipated, following the cancellation of Covid-19 two years in a row. The event, which holds a special place in the British music calendar sees the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish (set to become the festival’s youngest ever headliner). Kendrick Lamar also joins them as he headlines the Pyramid stage in honour of its 50th anniversary, while Diana Ross will fill the Sunday teatime legends slot.
Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the five-day event, whilst more performances by Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are set to take place too.
“This is one of the biggest weekends of the year for live music fans, with Glastonbury and British Summer Time both taking place for the first time in three years,” says Jon Collins, chief executive of Live, which represents the UK’s live music sector.
In other news, Amy Winehouse’s Pyramid Stage set from Glastonbury 2007 will be released on vinyl for the first time ever. This is the 15th anniversary of the late artist’s legendary performance, and the album will include fan favourites like “Valerie,” “Back To Black,” “F*ck Me Pumps,” and more.
To find out more about who will be performing at Glastonbury this year at Somerset, visit their official website here for more information.