Glastonbury 2024: headliners, lineup and everything we know about this year’s festival

Let's look ahead to this summer's Glastonbury: the highlight of the musical year.

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A highlight in the 2024 calendar is without a doubt, Glastonbury festival. For anyone who bagged a much-coveted Glastonbury ticket, lucky you – you’re about to have the time of your life. After another glorious Glastonbury in 2023, we’re already counting down the days until this year’s festival. But the good news is, it’s almost upon us. With the headliners and lineup confirmed – all that’s left to do is plan your outfits, pack your bag and prepare to have an awful lot of fun.

When is Glastonbury 2024?

26-30 June 2024.

Where will Glastonbury 2024 take place?

The same place as ever: Worthy Farm, Somerset. The nearest train station is Castle Cary.

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Is there any way to still get Glastonbury tickets?

Yes, via the prize draw for 20 pairs of tickets which is raising money for people affected by conflict. It costs £20 to enter.

Who is going to headline Glastonbury 2024?

On the 14 March, the lineup finally dropped for the 2024 festival and it was confirmed that Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA would be headlining with Shania Twain taking the Sunday afternoon Legends slot.

Glastonbury 2024 lineup poster

It will be Dua Lipa and SZA’s first time headlining and Coldplay return to top the Pyramid Stage for the fifth time.

Of the legendary honour and what fans can expect from her Sunday afternoon set, Shania Twain told BBC Radio 2: “You know it’s gonna be all the hits first of all, so I expect us to all be singing, word for word the whole time through so it’ll be high energy. That sunset glow party energy with all the hits!”

Dua Lipa also shared her excitement via social media, captioning the lineup announcement: “I have dreamt of this moment all my life. Something that lived only in my wildest dreams and highest manifestations !!! I am so excited to see you all in my favourite place on earth and make it a night to remember!! Thank you @emily_eavis ~ GLASTO 4EVER” 

It’s the first time ever that women have made up the majority of the headline slots.

What about the rest of the lineup?

The Last Dinner Party at Coachella 2024

There’s still a fair bit to be announced but here’s what we know so far.

IDLES, The National and Disclosure are the Other Stage headliners this year. Post-punk fans are frustrated that they have to choose between IDLES and Fontaines DC who play at the same time but hey ho, that’s life.

We will indeed see the return of The Last Dinner Party, who have already bagged a Brits Rising Star gong and topped the BBC Sound Of Poll, though not on the Pyramid Stage as we predicted, but on the Other Stage.

Grab your besties, because LCD Soundsystem will play an evening Pyramid Stage slot and it’s going to be great.

We are particularly excited by the Woodsies [formerly John Peel] lineup which boasts Blondshell, Gossip, Soccer Mommy, Romy and Remi Wolf. Be still our beating indie hearts.

The BBC Introducing stage also boasts a stellar lineup of Glastonbury firsts including Pixey, Arxx and Paris Paloma amongst others.

What’s changed for Glastonbury 2024?

There are a few changes up at The Park. This year, we wave farewell to secret bar (and Instagram-favourite) The Rabbit Hole after seventeen years. It’s replaced by two new venues: The Wishing Well and Scissors.

In an announcement, the festival said The Wishing Well is “a place in which to ignite your deepest desires and unfurl your wildest wishes. Re-awaken all that inspires you, because at The Wishing Well – where dreams are made – hope springs eternal!”. Sounds great.

Fellow newbie, Scissors is an “utterly delicious femme-queer venue where anything can (and does!) happen. Head to Scissors for a cut, or just come along to enjoy some of the daily talks, then slip out the back to discover a queer wonderland. Relax in the beer garden and play pool, or catch a movie in Flick Shack. With nightfall comes a twilight roster filling Kiki’s nightclub, where kaleidoscopic walls will keep you dancing til dawn.” 

Arcadia’s fire-breathing spider is this year replaced by a mechanical dragonfly. They tried this before: Glastonbury 2019 saw Arcadia replace the fan-favourite spider with a large crane and let me tell you dear reader, raving on a construction site didn’t quite hit the same. Let’s hope Miss Dragonfly at least has some special skills. Go hot or go home.

What should I pack for Glastonbury?

Don’t take more than you can carry. The schelp from the station/coach stop/car park to where you’re going to camp is likely very, very long. On a hot day, you will get very hot. If it’s muddy, it will take a very long time. Pack light. If you want to bring a trolley to carry things to the campsite, be aware that again, if it’s remotely muddy, it won’t easily roll and you will likely end up also carrying it.

The good thing about Glastonbury is that you can take in as much alcohol as you can carry. No single-use plastic is allowed on site (and glass isn’t allowed either) so be sure that any spirits or mixers you want to bring in are in reusable metal bottles or cans.

Although welly boots are a Glastonbury staple, for the last two years, I have not used mine because the weather has stayed dry and I have regretted lugging them there. If it hasn’t rained in the run-up to the festival and doesn’t look to have a downpour while you’re there, take a chance and leave them at home. Trainers or ankle boots will suffice – though nothing box-fresh. Flip flops/slip-ons are handy for early morning loo trips (although watch out for that mudbath near the water taps).

Pack a warm jumper for the evening and a pair of tights or leggings if you’re planning to have your legs out during the day. It gets chilly quickly and you will likely be quite far from your tent. Layers are king.

Consider your choice of tent. A blackout tent will be a Godsend if it’s blazing sunshine and you are hoping to sleep past 6am.

Not sure where to camp at Glastonbury? We’ve put together a handy guide.

How can I register for Glastonbury 2025 tickets?

You have missed the registration window for 2024 which closed on the 13th November 2023. The only place to register is via the official Glastonbury website (also the only place it’s possible to buy tickets). If you haven’t registered since 2010, your registration will have expired. So make a note to get ahead for next year. 2026 is looking like it will be a fallow year, according to a recent interview with Emily Eavis, so 2025 will be your last chance to go for a while.

How much do Glastonbury tickets cost?

This year, they were £360. This is up from £335 plus a £5 booking fee from 2022’s general admission full weekend tickets. You will need to pay a £50 deposit for your ticket on purchase and pay it off in instalments until the first week of April 2025, when the balance must be paid in full.

Is Glastonbury sold out?

I’m afraid so. Tickets + coach travel options went on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday 16th November, 2023. General admission tickets went on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday 19th November, 2023 and sold out in an hour. The resale, which happened in the spring, is also sold out.

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