The Glastonbury Festival makes its highly anticipated return this week after a three-year delay.
Like many big events, the iconic music festival was canceled during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Now it’s back in full force to celebrate its 50th anniversary, with the doors to the Worthy Farm site opening tomorrow, Wednesday June 22.
The Glastonbury Festival is a hugely popular musical event, with global artists descending on the Somerset countryside to entertain the masses. It has a capacity of over 200,000 seats.
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Stars set to perform include Liverpool legend and former Beatle Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin alum Robert Plant with country star Alison Krauss, 20-year-old chart topper Billie Eilish, and many others. Although Glastonbury is a paradise for music lovers, it is also packed with plenty of other things to see and do.
There are silent disco screenings, parties, divinations, traditional Punch and Judy shows, bingo, stunt performers, vintage arcade games, comedy, rides and more. Those wishing to indulge in a variety of food and drink will be spoiled for choice with the variety of stalls to browse and purchase.
The Glastonbury Festival takes place in Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday June 22 to Sunday June 26. Here’s everything you need to know about the event:
Alignment and fixed schedules
Unsurprisingly, Glastonbury manages to attract huge headliners. The Pyramid Stage will host mega-star Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Haim, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Sam Fender, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and many more. The other scene features many more impressive acts.
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The pyramid scene
- Billie Eilish, 10:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
- Sam Fender, 8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
- Wolf Alice, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
- Crowded house, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
- Rufus Wainwright, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
- Ziggy Marley, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The other scene
- Foals, 10:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
- Saint Vincent, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Slow motion, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
- Supergrass, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
- First aid kit, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
- Flowering, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
- Kae Storm, 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
- The Libertines, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday June 25
The pyramid scene
- Paul McCartney, 9:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
- High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
- Haim, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- AJ Tracey, 4-4:45 p.m.
- Easy Life, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Joy Crookes, 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- The Amazons of Africa, 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
The other scene
- Stallion Megan Thee, 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
- Burna Boy, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Olivia Rodrigo, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
- Glass animals, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
- Metronomy, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
- Skunk Anansie, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
- Time, 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
- Hak Baker, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Other artists will perform on Glastonbury’s vast selection of stages. For more information, click here.
According to the Met Office, it should be dry with plenty of hot sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs of 24 degrees on Wednesday and lows of 13 degrees. There will be a slight drop in heat on Thursday, with highs expected to reach 23 degrees and lows of 15 degrees, although the weather is expected to remain sunny all day.
Friday will likely be cooler, with the possibility of a few showers. On Saturday June 25, temperatures will reach highs of 17 degrees and lows of 12 degrees, with some light showers expected.
On Sunday, June 26, light showers are expected during the day, becoming partly cloudy at night. There will be temperatures ranging from 17 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
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