Glastonbury Festival 2022: All acts confirmed as event returns after two-year absence

Glastonbury Festival is finally set to return to Somerset in 2022.

The world-renowned music event has been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to government-imposed coronavirus restrictions.

However, the big event, which welcomes over 200,000 people to Pilton, is expected to return in June next year.

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Despite numerous swirling rumors as to who will take the stage at Worthy Farm, only two acts have been officially confirmed by the festival so far.

Billie Eilish

In October, it was revealed that Billie Eilish, 19, will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of the festival next summer.

The musician will be the youngest headliner of the Glastonbury Festival.

The American singer-songwriter enjoyed a meteoric rise after her 2015 hit debut single, Ocean Eyes, took the world by storm.

Since then, the teenager has achieved a chart-topping debut album in the UK, alongside seven Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards and many other major music accolades.



Billie Eilish has been announced as the headliner of Glastonbury 2022

Billie Eilish will headline The Pyramid Stage after performing on The Other Stage in 2019.

Glastonbury Festival co-organizer Emily Eavis said: “We couldn’t be happier to announce that the wonderful Billie Eilish will headline The Pyramid on Friday at next year’s Glastonbury Festival. , becoming the youngest solo headliner in our history.

“It seems like the perfect way for us to come back and I can’t wait!”

Diana Ross

In November, it was confirmed that Diana Ross would be heading to Worthy Farm next summer.

The Motown star will perform in the famed Sunday legends spot on the Pyramid Stage which will mark his festival debut.

It was previously due to fill the Sunday afternoon slot in 2020 before government-imposed coronavirus restrictions saw the festival canceled for two consecutive years.



American soul star Diana Ross has been announced for the 2022 Sunday Legends slot at the Glastonbury Festival
American soul star Diana Ross has been announced for the 2022 Sunday Legends slot at the Glastonbury Festival

The 77-year-old singer will follow in the footsteps of previous legends such as Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and many more.

The American singer, songwriter and actress will bring hits such as I’m Coming Out, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Upside Down and Endless Love to Somerset.

Co-host Emily Eavis wrote on Twitter: I am delighted to be able to let you know that the gorgeous Diana Ross will be performing at the Glastonbury Festival next summer.

“We were so excited to book such a legend for Glastonbury 2020 and are so happy that she is the first to be reconfirmed for next year.”

Rumors

A number of rumors around who else will be on the roster have been swirling around.

Robert Plante

During a BBC radio interview in November, Robert Plant remained coy about a possible appearance at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.

The former Led Zeppelin singer performs in London’s Hyde Park with Alison Krauss at the Somerset Festival weekend at Worthy Farm.

But the rock star told presenter Zoe Ball during a BBC Radio 2 interview on Tuesday November 23 that there may be “secret things we can’t tell anyone” about other live dates, adding that he “loves farming”.



Former Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant
Former Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant

Asked if he will be playing any other dates in the UK next year apart from Hyde Park, he said: “Very likely, but throughout the show of this morning I thought, how many things are secret, how many things can we not tell anyone?

“So the answer is yes, but the detail at the moment is vague.”

When pressed by Zoe Ball to “play on a farm”, he replied, “Well, I like farming”.

Robert Plant, who appeared at the Glastonbury Festival solo in 2014, recently released an album with Alison Krauss titled ‘Raise the Roof’, the second album the pair have created together.

Elton John

Rocketman Elton John is embarking on his farewell world tour this year and next, and rumors that he’s been quietly lined up to play Glastonbury Festival just aren’t going to go away.

Speculation grew as the Watford legend revealed his tour dates, and it included a match at Bristol’s Ashton Gate stadium on the Wednesday of the Worthy Farm extravaganza week, and a gap for the weekend ahead .

But then he announced a one-off date at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on Friday night this weekend at the end of June 2022, and avid Glasto-watchers thought it was all set for a festival debut for Elton.



Sir Elton John performing at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park,
Sir Elton John performing at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park,

But then Glastonbury announced singer Billie Eilish would headline this Friday night, with no other headliners for Saturday or Sunday yet to be confirmed.

And given that Elton John was in the country, on tour and free for the rest of this weekend after playing in London, speculation is mounting that he would still be up on the Pyramid Stage – likely on Sunday. .

Remarkably, the Crocodile Rock singer has never played Pilton before and has revealed in interviews over the years that he doesn’t think he’s ever been asked. “I haven’t been asked, no,” he previously told BBC Radio 6’s Matt Everitt. music on the big stages, but it is an excellent springboard for young artists.

Aerosmith

Aerosmith are set to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2022, according to tour dates posted on the band’s website earlier this year.

The American rockers have temporarily listed “Glastonbury Festival” on their tour schedule for June 25, 2022, which is the Saturday of the Somerset event.

The gig was sandwiched between dates at London’s O2 and Manchester Arena.



Aerosmith listed "Glastonbury Festival" on their tour schedule for June 25, 2022
Aerosmith has ‘Glastonbury Festival’ on their tour schedule for June 25, 2022

Led by vocalist Steven Tyler, the group is famous for hits like I do not wanna Miss a Thing and Crazy .

The show has not been officially confirmed by the Glastonbury Festival.

Aerosmith were due to play on the Saturday of Glastonbury Festival 2020 before the event was cancelled.

If the legendary rock band appear at Glastonbury Festival 2022, it will be their first performance at Worthy Farm.

Jan G. Gilbert