It’s official, we now know all three main stage headliners for this year’s Glastonbury Festival. And man, are we in for a treat. And yes, I do mean “man”. The one major surprise here is that Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage will not be headlined by a single female or female-fronted act. But the big “guns” are out (pun intended)!
In addition to the already announced Elton John, who will close the festival on Sunday night, Sheffield’s finest Arctic Monkeys and the long-rumoured (well, since bassist Duff McKagan let it slip) L.A.-based rock outfit Guns N’ Roses make up the final two headliners. The wonderful French experimental pop artist Christine And The Queens who closed the festival’s Other Stage back in 2019 returns for the 2023 edition.
Alongside news of the final two Pyramid Stage headliners, a longer list of acts also playing this year’s event has been released and includes a wide variety of artists from rap and flute sensation Lizzo and rap superstar Lil Nas X, to Italian Eurovision rock darlings Måneskin, Country queens The Chicks (formerly of the the Dixie variety) and Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers.
Nova Twins return to Worthy Farm following their incendiary twin slots at last year’s event while storming Brightonian rock duo Royal Blood also return.
American pop rocker Weyes Blood will be in attendance alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, Loyle Carner and the Thomas Mars-led French indie poppers Phoenix.
Scots synthpop trio CHVRCHES are also back this year, their new single Over dropping just this week and their fifth album due before too long.
American folk-popster Maggie Rogers also returns to Glastonbury Festival following her triumphant and gloriously sun-soaked other stage slot in 2019.
Now, let’s just hope the glorious dry and sunny weather of the past three editions returns for 2023!
While a longer list of acts playing this year’s event is expected closer to the summer, the full list of artists confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2023 are:
Guns N’ Roses
Amadou and Mariam
Carly Rae Jepsen
Christine and the Queens
Lana Del Rey
Lil Nas X
Manic Street Preachers
The War on Drugs
Photography by Kalpesh Patel