Glastonbury Festival 2023 Announces First Wave Of Acts

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)!

Glastonbury Festival 2022

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.

Christine and the Queens @ Glastonbury Festival 2019

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.

Manic Street Preachers @ Wembley Arena

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.

Royal Blood @ Alexandra Palace

American pop rocker Weyes Blood will be in attendance alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, Loyle Carner and the Thomas Mars-led French indie poppers Phoenix.

Phoenix @ Brixton Academy

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.

CHVRCHES @ House Of Vans

American folk-popster Maggie Rogers also returns to Glastonbury Festival following her triumphant and gloriously sun-soaked other stage slot in 2019.

Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2019

Now, let’s just hope the glorious dry and sunny weather of the past three editions returns for 2023!

Glastonbury Festival 2022

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:

Arctic Monkeys
Guns N’ Roses
Elton John
Alison Goldfrapp
Amadou and Mariam
Becky Hill
Candi Staton
Carly Rae Jepsen
Cat Burns
Central Cee
Christine and the Queens
Ezra Collective
Fatboy Slim
Fever Ray
Fred Again
Hot Chip
Joey Bada$$
Lana Del Rey
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Loyle Carner
Maggie Rogers
Manic Street Preachers
Nova Twins
Rina Sawayama
Royal Blood
Stefflon Don
Sudan Archives
The Chicks
The War on Drugs
Weyes Blood
Young Fathers
Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Glastonbury 2023 Lineup Poster

Artwork by Stanley Donwood

Photography by Kalpesh Patel

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