All set for the 2024 Glastonbury Festival of contemporary performing arts

All set for the 2024 Glastonbury Festival of contemporary performing arts

The stage is set for the 2024 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, to be held from June 26th to June 30th at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

This iconic five-day festival, is celebrated in most summers near Pilton, Somerset, England and its promising an exciting lineup and diverse performances.

Nigerian international artists Ayra Starr, Femi Kuti, Tems, and Burna Boy, along with Ghanaian gospel group Alogte Oho & The Sounds of Joy, are expected to headline the event. Burna Boy, who previously headlined the festival in 2022, will be sharing the stage with international award-winning artists such as Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, and Shania Twain.

The festival will feature over 90 hours of television and radio coverage, broadcasted on BBC iPlayer and several BBC channels, including the newly-created “Glastonbury II” channel. Hosts Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders, and Clara Amfo will guide viewers through the festivities. Additionally, livestreams from each of the five main stages will be available, and for the second consecutive year, a British Sign Language stream will be provided for all Pyramid Stage sets.

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The main headliners were announced on March 14, 2024, on a poster designed by Stanley Donwood. Coldplay will make history by becoming the first act to headline the festival five times, having previously headlined in 2002, 2005, 2011, and 2016. Dua Lipa will headline for the first time, following her appearances at the festival in 2016 and 2017.

American R&B singer-songwriter SZA will make her Glastonbury debut with her headlining slot. Canadian country pop superstar Shania Twain, who has been booked for the Legends slot, remarked, “It feels like an accolade of sorts, really something that you have to earn – it’s just very rewarding.”

Notably, the 2024 festival marks the first time in Glastonbury’s history that two of the three Pyramid Stage headliners are women, highlighting the festival’s commitment to gender diversity (source: BBC News).

Tapiwa Rubaya

Tapiwa Rubaya is the current affairs, fashion and sports reporter at My Afrika Magazine.

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