When is Glastonbury 2024 and who’s headlining?

Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA are heading to Worthy Farm. Here’s everything you need to know

Glastonbury 2024 will be headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA. (Getty)
Glastonbury 2024 will be headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA. (Getty)

The Glastonbury 2024 lineup has been announced with Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA set to headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night — and a ticket resale set for this week.

As the UK’s biggest music festival — and perhaps the biggest celebration of contemporary performing art in the world — Glastonbury has become iconic in more ways than one.

From attracting some of the biggest names in modern music to hosting small-yet-unforgettable personal moments and often punishing its attendees to their limits with wild and unpredictable weather, Glastonbury is world-renowned as a much-loved bright light in our collective cultural calendar.

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With Glastonbury 2024 just around the corner, read on for all the key details you need about attending this year’s fest including who’s performing, when you can buy resale tickets and more.

Who is headlining Glastonbury 2024?

Dua Lipa performs onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards in 2024
Lipa will perform on the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night. (Getty for The Recording Academy)

The official Glastonbury 2024 line-up (so far) was released in March, with Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA as headliners and country star Shania Twain in the Sunday ‘Legends’ slot.

This year’s line-up poster was divided into separate stages, with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Kiwanuka and Janelle Monae gracing the festival’s biggest platform, the Pyramid Stage.

The Other stage will see Idles, Disclosure and The National headline, with performances from The Streets, Two Door Cinema Club, Avril Lavigne, Bloc Party and The Last Dinner Party also scheduled.

Meanwhile, Fontaines D.C., London Grammar, Orbital, King Krule and The Breeders are all set to play The Park.

Many more acts have also been confirmed to appear across the weekend, including Jessie Ware, Jungle, Brittany Howard, Nia Archives, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sugababes, Jamie XX, Gossip, James Blake, Sleaford Mods, Yard Act, Arlo Parks and Squid.

Who is missing from the Glastonbury line-up?

Madonna performs during opening night of The Celebration Tour at The O2 Arena in 2023
Madonna was previously rumoured to headline the festival. (WireImage for Live Nation)

While some acts on this year’s roster were expected, others were notably missing. For example, Madonna was heavily rumoured to have been leading the line-up but it looks like she decided not to visit Worthy Farm after all.

In November 2023, the Mail on Sunday ran a story that claimed Madonna, Dua Lipa and Coldplay were each confirmed to headline Glastonbury 2024 but it didn’t take long for Eavis to shoot this supposed ‘confirmed’ line-up down.

That said, two out of three of these headlining acts have turned out to be correct — so perhaps Madonna was set to headline at some stage before some internal mix-up threw a spanner in the works? Eavis fuelled these rumours after she posted on Instagram about attending a Madonna show in London.

The festival recently pledged to feature more female headliners following Glastonbury 2023’s male-centric bill which was led by Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Sir Elton John performing his final UK show. So far, 2024’s line-up appears to have made good on that promise.

In December 2023, musical icon Cher threw her hat into the ring for 2024’s festival but that doesn’t seem to have materialised.

When will Glastonbury 2024 take place?

The crowd in front of the main Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury dance and cheer as they watch Elton John perform
Glastonbury 2024 will kick off on 26 June. (Getty)

Glastonbury 2024 will take place from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 June at its usual home of Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. This will be the festival’s third event in a row following two forced fallow years enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Usually, Glastonbury hits pause every four or five years and forgoes hosting the festival in order to let its farmland regrow. However, the global pandemic threw this schedule up in the air slightly and Glastonbury’s next fallow year has yet to be confirmed.

How can I buy Glastonbury 2024 tickets?

A festival goer watches George Ezra perform on the third day of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
Glastonbury 2024 tickets sold out quickly in November 2023. (Invision/AP)

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2024 went on sale in November 2023 and quickly sold out. But a limited number of returned tickets will go back on sale this week, with coach tickets available at 6pm BST on Thursday, 18 April and general tickets going on sale at 9am BST on Sunday, 21 April.

Returned accommodation tickets — which include passes for campervans/caravans and luxury/off-site camping options like Worthy View and Sticklinch — will go on sale at 11am on Sunday, 21 April.

Tickets can only be purchased from Glastonbury's official SeeTickets site and those looking to try and bag one must be registered and have their details on Glastonbury's database. This is used to minimise touting and unofficial ticket resales.

Resale tickets must be bought in full and will cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee. Additional postage and delivery fees may also be applied to your purchase.

Glastonbury 2024 takes place between Wednesday 26 and Sunday 30 June