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Madonna and Dua Lipa will reportedly headline Glastonbury Festival 2024 | Ents & Arts News

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Madonna and Dua Lipa will reportedly headline Glastonbury Festival next year – the first time two female artists have featured in the premier spot.

They will be joined on the Pyramid Stage by Coldplay, according to the Mail on Sunday, which said Madonna would close out the festival on Sunday.

Dua Lipa will headline on Friday while Coldplay – who have headlined four times previously – will take the Saturday slot, the newspaper said.

The festival was criticised for having all-male headliners last year with Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Sir Elton John.

Read more: How to get a Glastonbury ticket in 2024

Dua Lipa. Pic: AP
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Dua Lipa. Pic: AP

Next year’s festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset will take place from 26 to 30 June next year.

Last month Emily Eavis, the co-organiser of the festival, told Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw’s Sidetracked podcast the legend slot on Sunday afternoon would be a female artist.

Addressing last year’s lack of female headliners, Ms Eavis added: “I’ve always been really passionate about gender split [on festival line-ups] and I think, actually, our problem was that I’d been so outspoken about it that having a year when there wasn’t a female sent people a bit mad – or some people.

“And we did have a female – she pulled out and we replaced them with Guns N’ Roses. But everyone knows that it’s top of my list.

“It is difficult with female artists because there aren’t enough headliners. But we’re also creating them.

“We’re putting the bands and female artists on smaller stages and bringing them through all the time. And who knows? Next year we might get two. And certainly, I can say that the legend is female.”

Coldplay in concert at the Manchester Ethiad Stadium as part of their Music Of The Spheres World Tour. Picture date: Wednesday May 31, 2023

A sale for the first of the event’s roughly 135,000 tickets was supposed to begin on Thursday but was pushed back “out of fairness” due to some confusion over the registration process.

“Unfortunately, it has come to light that some individuals hoping to buy tickets for 2024 have discovered after Monday’s registration deadline that they are no longer registered, despite believing they were,” the organisers said.

“Out of fairness to those individuals, we will be re-opening the window for registration at 12 noon on Monday 6 November. It will remain open until 5pm on Monday 13 November.”

Standard tickets for the festival cost £355 (plus a £5 booking fee) – £20 more than this year’s event. An additional fee will be added for the coach transfer.

The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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