When is the Glastonbury 2024 lineup announcement? Release date confirmed

Get ready to set your alarms, as the Glastonbury festival 2024 lineup announcement is imminent
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Glastonbury festival ticket holders have finally been given a line-up release date as they endure the longest wait for an announcement in 17 years. It's been radio silence from the team at Worthy Farm so far, but it appears we're just one week away from seeing the first list of names.

Speaking at the Women in Music conference on Thursday (March 7) at Oxford University, festival boss Emily Eavis reportedly told panel-goers that they should expect an announcement next week – and teased two female headliners to top the bill.

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While no names were given, Madonna, Dua Lipa and Coldplay are rumoured to headline the Pyramid Stage. Meanwhile, the bookies have backed Stevie Wonder, Adele, or Eminem to perform in their Glastonbury headliner odds.

So far, Glastonbury organisers have been tight-lipped about the lineup, with not even a hint of who could be playing the UK's biggest music festival in 2024In February, Liam Gallagher confirmed he and John Squire were set to join the 2024 festival lineup but it soon turned out the former Oasis rocker was up to his usual antics of teasing fans.

So as festival-goers continue to wait for news and count down the seconds til the gates open, we've taken a look at when Glastonbury could be announcing its 2024 lineup. Here's everything you need to know.

When is the Glastonbury 2024 lineup announcement?

According to reports published on efestivals, the Glastonbury 2024 lineup announcement will arrive during the week starting Monday (March 11). Judging by previous Glastonbury line-up announcements, there seems to be only one certainty - it will arrive on a Friday.

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The first line-up poster for last year's edition was released on Friday, March 3. Meanwhile, Glastonbury announced the first wave of acts for 2022 on Friday, March 4.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic - before both 2020 & 2021 editions were cancelled - the 2019 line-up poster was released on Friday, March 15. 2017's line-up announcement arrived on the last Friday of March while 2016's came on the first Friday of April.

Over the past few years, Glastonbury has confirmed one or two headliners months before the line-up is released. However, it's not out of the ordinary for Glastonbury to reveal the headliners and the line-up poster at the same time.

Madonna has long been a rumoured performer at the hallowed farm, either in a headline slot or as the Sunday afternoon legendMadonna has long been a rumoured performer at the hallowed farm, either in a headline slot or as the Sunday afternoon legend
Madonna has long been a rumoured performer at the hallowed farm, either in a headline slot or as the Sunday afternoon legend

The last time this happened was in 2013, which also happens to be the latest Glastonbury have ever announced headliners. On March 27, 2013, Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons were confirmed less than three months before they were set to take to The Pyramid Stage. 

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We're predicting the lineup will arrive on Friday, March 15. So set that alarm for 8am, as Glastonbury likes to announce the news early.

Who could headline Glastonbury Festival 2024?


With headline sets on the Pyramid Stage in 2002, 2005, 2011, and 2016, Coldplay are fast becoming the house band at Worthy Farm. So, could 2024 see them top the bill once again?

Well, it looks like a possibility after the band, famed for hits including Yellow, Fix You, and Higher Power, announced tour dates for this summer, with a show in France on June 23 marking a break until July 23. What might the band do between those dates, we wonder?


The Queen of Pop has long been a rumoured performer at the hallowed farm, either in a headline slot or as the Sunday afternoon legend (which Emily Eavis previously confirmed was a female performer). However, hopefuls took a bit of a knock earlier this month when the star announced the "last and final show" of her Celebration Tour - on April 9 in Miami. That's not to say she won't be in Somerset though, perhaps performing a different set to tour.

Bruce Springsteen

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The Boss, who topped the bill with an epic set in 2009, is touring this year. In June he is in Europe, making a Glasto appearance possible. However, this one seems less likely as over Glastonbury weekend - June 28-30 - he is playing two nights in Holland. While an entire set is unlikely, it doesn't rule out dropping in for a guest appearance, possibly with...

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl's rock and roll troubadours are back in Europe this summer after playing a cracking 'secret set' at last year's festival. They are set to play the London Stadium on June 20 and 22, Cardiff on June 25, and Villa Park in Birmingham on June 27.

Could that pave the way to Somerset for one final UK show before heading to the continent? With Mr Grohl's new-found passion for all things Glastonbury, I wouldn't bet against it.

Shania Twain

In the UK, it may come as something of a surprise to find out Shania Twain is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. Here, she is best known for nineties single, Man! I Feel Like a Woman! - a favourite on any Saturday night on the dancefloor - but she has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is the biggest-selling female artist in country music history - yes, even bigger than the queen of country, Dolly Parton.

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Set to start a residency in Las Vegas in May, Shania may feel like dropping in to Glastonbury when she heads across the Atlantic in June, with a show in Dublin scheduled for June 28, before a Glasto-shaped break until July 4.

Pearl Jam

Fronted by Eddie Vedder, the Seattle stadium rockers have announced a huge world tour for 2024 and yes, they are heading to England. Set to play Dublin on June 22, they will then head across the water to the UK including shows in Manchester and London on June 25 and 29 respectively.

Could there be time for a stop-off in Somerset on one of those off days? It would be the first time the grunge icons had graced a stage at Glastonbury, having headlined Reading in 2006 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 2012. This would make up a triple crown of UK festivals.

Dua Lipa

This is a bit speculative, but the three-time Grammy Award winner is expected to hit the road this summer, ahead of the release of a new album later in the year. Single, Training Season, is released this month and the promotional bandwagon will get rolling. Could it include a headline-grabbing headline set at Glastonbury? It's possible.


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Another one that's a bit out on a limb, but the legendary Police frontman will be an Englishman on a new tour this summer. The titan of all things tantric will be in Lithuania on June 9, with a show at Thetford Forest scheduled for June 22. He then has a break until July. We'll be watching him to see if one of those free days is taken up with a trip west...

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