Weapons N’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys will be part of Elton John as headliners on the Glastonbury Pageant in June, organisers mentioned on Friday, drawing consideration to the largely male line-up of its largest performers this 12 months.
The competition’s official poster gave US rapper Lizzo joint headline billing however she was the lone, high-profile feminine performer among the many major acts this 12 months.
Rapper Lil Nas X and British people singer Yusuf/Cat Stevens will carry out at Worthy Farm in southern England, alongside Fatboy Slim, Blondie, Nigerian singer Wizkid and dozens of different performers, a lot of whom not but been introduced.
Organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of Michael Eavis who based the competition on the household farm in 1970, mentioned the music business ought to spend money on extra feminine musicians to create future headliners.
“We’re attempting our greatest,” she instructed the Guardian newspaper. This begins approach again with the report corporations, radio. I can shout as loud as I like however we have to get everybody on board.”
Amongst all of the performers as a consequence of seem on the competition this 12 months, there was a virtually 50/50 break up between female and male acts, the newspaper mentioned.
Glastonbury usually sells out earlier than any headliners – who carry out in the important thing time slots on the competition’s major stage -have been introduced given the power of earlier line-ups which have featured stars from Beyonce and David Bowie to Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
Tickets for the 2023 occasion had been all snapped up in simply over an hour.
Paul McCartney, 80, performed final 12 months’s Glastonbury, because the competition returned from a three-year absence because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Whereas English rock act Arctic Monkeys will likely be making their third look as headliners at Glastonbury following the discharge of a brand new album in October, it is going to be the primary time for American rock legends Weapons N’ Roses, who will likely be touring Europe in June.
Elton John’s look was introduced in December.