The Glastonbury Festival announced the line-up for the 2023 edition which, scheduled from 21 to 25 June nextalso includes Arctic Monkeys And Guns N’ Rosesthe last two headliners who have joined confirming the rumors circulated in recent months.
On Friday 23 June the band of Alex Turner and associates will go on Pyramid Stage for the third time, while the Axl Rose and associates will make their debut at Worthy Farm the following evening, i.e. June 24th.
The last two announced bands join Elton John which presents itself as the headliner of this year’s edition.
Other names on the bill include: Lil Nas X, Lana Del Rey, Wizkid, Queens of the Stone Age , Lizzo , Lewis Capaldi , The War On Drugs , Chvrches , Christine And The Queens , Thundercat , Carly Rae Jepsen and Manic Street Preachers . The Maneskin are also in the cast.
There are 55 artists in line up for this edition of which 53% of them are male. In 2019, Glastonbury co-organiser, Emily Eaviswho said she was pleased, had promised to try to get “as close as possible” to a 50/50 gender split.
Acknowledging that there are still plenty of men and plenty of whites this year, Eavis attributed the lack of possible female headliners to an industry “pipeline” problem. He explained that Guns N’ Roses were booked after a previously confirmed female headliner (he didn’t say who but hopes to have her in future editions) was canceled because she “changed her plans because of touring.”
Not even pop star Taylor Swift, who was supposed to headline the 2020 festival, the year it was canceled due to a pandemic, was included in this edition, except when she announced that her 2023 “Eras Tour” would overlap at the festival.
43% of the 55 performers confirmed for this summer’s event are non-white or feature non-white members.
“We are focused on balancing our cast. It’s not just about gender, it’s about every aspect of diversity,” Eavis said and added “We’re probably one of the few big shows that really focuses on that.”
This the full list of artists confirmed for Glastonbury 2023.
Guns N’ Roses
Amadou and Mariam
Carly Rae Jepsen
Christine And The Queens
Lana Del Rey
Lil Nas X
Manic Street Preachers
Queens of the Stone Age
The War on Drugs