Glastonbury Festival 2022 clashes: The most brutal festival to hit in 2022
‘Clash’ is a word that can give any Glastonbury ticket holder a cold sweat.
When organizers first release the poster, which suits the high-energy musicians booked to perform at the Worthy Farm festival, there’s nothing more fun than making a list of all the sets you’re planning. to have to.
But then the set times are announced and you realize you might have to skip a few of your favorites.
Below, we go over the biggest clashes of the 2022 festival – and ways to see at least some of the sets from some artists.
FRIDAY JUNE 24
Billie Eilish (10:15-11:45 p.m.) vs. Colts (10:30-11:45 p.m.) vs. Little Simz (10:15-11:45 p.m.)
It’s more than likely that many people planned to see both Billie Eilish and Little Simz – and that includes indie music fans who might have seen Foals more than five times (ahem). You could possibly see 30 minutes of Little Simz before choosing Eilish, Foals or someone else (Primal Scream, Four Tet).
Supergrass (5:15-6:15 p.m.) vs. TLC (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Glastonbury organizers intend to have you choose a band from the 1990s for your early Friday evening entertainment. Your choice will depend on whether you prefer Supergrass’ 1995 hit “Alright” (“We are young! We run green!”) or whether you plan to keep things cooler at TLC which usually includes 1994’s “Waterfalls.” and “No Scrubs,” which followed five years later, as part of their set.
SATURDAY JUNE 25
Paul McCartney (9:30-11:45 p.m.) vs. Jamie T (10:30-11:45 p.m.) vs. Mitski (9:15-10:15 p.m.)
When Jamie T announced his first album in five years last month, an appearance at Glastonbury was all but confirmed. Sure enough, his name was on the bill when the set times were announced – but it comes an hour after Paul McCartney’s 135-minute Pyramid Stage performance. If you’re not worried about seeing McCartney in his entirety, you can catch the second half of his show if you started at Mitski.
Haim (5:30-6:30 p.m.) vs. Glass Animals (5:15-6:15 p.m.) vs. Big Thief (6:15-7:15 p.m.) vs. Olivia Rodrigo (6:45-7:45 p.m.)
Three of the acts that many Glastonbury attendees might want to tick off their list pretty much play on each other. You could probably nab 10 minutes of each if you split your time between stages – but a good tip might be to start with Glass Animals on the other stage before heading to Haim on the pyramid stage and then doing that move to the park stage for Big Thief. Then, come full circle at the Other Srafe with Grammy-winning Olivia Rodrigo.
SUNDAY JUNE 26
Kendrick Lamar (9:45-11:15 p.m.) vs. Pet Shop Boys (9:45-11:15 p.m.)
Much like the first night, Sunday night’s headliners might have seemed like a sensible matchup to organizers. But, truth be told, a lot of people would probably have preferred to see Pet Shop Boys in an early evening sunset slot. That would have freed them up to see Kendrick Lamar make his Pyramid Stage debut later on. As such, people are going to be forced to make a very difficult choice…
Lorde (7:30-8:45 p.m.) vs Years and Years (7:45-8:45 p.m.)
In what is perhaps the most egregious of matchups, Lorde will play alongside Years & Years. A possible workaround: Lorde starts 15 minutes before Years & Years, so if you want to see both, start at the other scene before you get to the pyramid (about a 15 minute walk).
Diana Ross (4:00-5:15 p.m.) vs. Fountains DC (4:30-5:30 p.m.)
The Legends slot, where the Supremes star plays, frequently draws one of the biggest crowds at the weekend. But the Irish rock group Fontaines DC are also famous for their torrid concerts… what to do? If you’re set on seeing both, we recommend enjoying the first half of Ross before heading to Fontaines.
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