Glastonbury Festival 2022 confirmed acts and how to get tickets

Recovering from the recent Christmas and New Year festivities, festival season still seems a long way off.

But for Glastonbury Festival fans, the countdown is well and truly on.

In June, the event is set to return for the first time since 2019, when Stormzy, The Killers, George Ezra and Miley Cirus took the stage.

The festival, held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due to mark its 50th anniversary in 2020 but was canceled when the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Hopes of a 2021 return also faded as the virus continued its grip.

Two and a half years has been a long time for fans of the festival who are now eagerly awaiting news of what to expect this summer, scheduled for June 22-26.

Festival organizer Emily Eavis has confirmed that announcements will be coming “soon”.

How to get a ticket for Glastonbury 2022

First, you need to be pre-registered and second, the only tickets that will go on sale are those returned by people who originally booked for 2020.

Tickets sold out a long time ago, so reselling any returns is your only hope if you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, and there’s sure to be a furious scramble to get one.

Resale usually takes place in April, but exact date details have yet to be released.

Don’t miss the latest announcements via the Glastonbury Festival website.


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Confirmed acts for Glastonbury 2022

So far, only two acts have been formally confirmed by the festival organizers.

The Friday night headliner will be relatively new – for a Glastonbury headliner – Billie Eilish.

She has taken the music world by storm in recent years and performed on the Other Stage in 2019, as well as the Reading Festival Main Stage in the same year.

The only other act announced by the festival itself is disco diva Diana Ross, who will perform in the Sunday afternoon ‘legends’ slot, following in the footsteps of superstars such as Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Dame Shirley Bassey .

Glastonbury 2022 line-up rumors

As usual, rumors are running overtime with Glastonbury geeks speculating who might appear on this year’s lineup.

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney was set to play in 2020, so you can assume he will have been offered a spot this year as well.

The same could be said for other artists who were due to hit the stage that year, such as Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift, although it appears Ms Swift has canceled all upcoming shows – so possibly less likely.

Artists who performed the live-streamed event at Worthy Farm last summer could also top the festival’s wishlist, putting Wolf Alice, Michael Kiwanuka, Haim and Damon Albarn high on speculators’ lists. .

Glastonbury Festival leaks 2022

Well, there have been “incidents” which could also give insight into who is playing.

Last year, Boston’s top rock export – Aerosmith – seemed to drop a noise when they sent out an email detailing their tour dates, as well as posting it online. Glasto fans don’t miss a thing and on Saturday 25th June there was a show listed at Glastonbury Festival.

Another holdover from 2020 would be Crowded House, who in interviews appear to have confirmed that their 2020 and 2021 tour – which included Glastonbury – has been postponed to 2022.

Tribes, Candi Staton and Midlake also seem to have self-confirmed appearances in various interviews, so get pretty nailed.


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2022 Tours during the Glastonbury Festival

Another indicator of who might grace the Worthy Farm stages is when the bands announce UK tours for the summer, including a gap in the newspaper releasing them for an appearance at Glasto.

Those with tour dates that literally fit the bill include Elton John, Pet Shop Boys (who were scheduled to play in 2020), Celeste, The Weeknd, Sinead O’Connor, Fountains DC and Orbital, Deadmau5, Foals, Doves, Rag n Bone Man, Madness, Pearl Jam, The Orb, David Gray, Sam Fender (who said he “thought” he was doing Glastonbury), Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Rage Against The Machine, Guns n Roses, Michael Buble, Dionne Warwick and many more.

You can find more comprehensive lists and rumors compiled by Glastonbury super fans on the Glasto Fest Feed website.

Jan G. Gilbert