All-male Glastonbury headliners announced as festival reveals line-up

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Arctic Monkeys and Guns N' Roses volition articulation Sir Elton John successful headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival, meaning each the top-billed acts volition beryllium male.

The Glastonbury line-up besides includes Christine And The Queens, Fatboy Slim, Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi, Lil Nas X, Maneskin, Rudimental, Manic Street Preachers, The War On Drugs and Royal Blood.

Cat Stevens volition capable the Legends slot connected Sunday afternoon.

Arctic Monkeys, who precocious released their seventh medium The Car, volition adjacent the Pyramid Stage connected Friday night. It volition beryllium their 3rd clip topping the bill.

Guns N' Roses volition header connected Saturday nighttime aft the archetypal line-up of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan reunited successful 2015.

Lizzo volition play instantly earlier and has associated header billing connected the line-up poster.

It means the acts closing the Pyramid Stage passim the festival volition each beryllium male.

Co-organiser Emily Eavis told The Guardian a antecedently confirmed pistillate headliner pulled retired due to the fact that she "changed her touring plans". She said she hoped they would header wrong the adjacent 5 years.

Taylor Swift was confirmed arsenic a headliner for the cancelled 2020 festival and determination had been speculation she could person headlined this year.

Ms Eavis added that she remained "entirely focused connected balancing our bill. It's not conscionable astir gender, it's astir each facet of diversity."

Sir Elton antecedently said helium "couldn't beryllium much excited" to beryllium appearing astatine Glastonbury 2023 successful what volition beryllium his final ever gig successful the UK aft much than 50 years connected the road.

Ms Eavis told the BBC securing Sir Elton arsenic the festival's closing enactment connected Sunday nighttime was a "massive, monolithic coup".

She said: "In the end, I wrote him a missive and I said, 'If this ne'er happens, it would beryllium specified a nonaccomplishment connected each of our parts. I cognize you've done everything other successful the world. I cognize you've fulfilled each everything you request to fulfil, but please, tin you travel and play Glastonbury?'

"And helium conscionable called up and said yes."

Tickets for the lawsuit person sold retired but determination volition beryllium a re-sale of immoderate cancelled oregon returned tickets successful Spring for those who missed out.

Last twelvemonth Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar headlined Glastonbury, with Diana Ross performing successful the accepted Sunday Legends slot.

Sir Paul became the festival's oldest solo headliner erstwhile helium performed a week aft his 80th birthday, portion 19-year-old Eilish became the youngest-ever solo headliner.

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