Emily Eavis, co-organiser of Glastonbury, has denied reports that Madonna and Dua Lipa have been confirmed to headline the festival next summer.


It had been claimed in The Mail on Sunday that the Pyramid stage was set to be headlined by two female artists for the first time in the festival's history, with Coldplay also reported to be making their fifth appearance as headliners.

But writing on Instagram, Eavis said that these rumours aren't accurate and told fans to expect more concrete news in 2024.

"As always, there is much speculation and excitement about who is playing at Glastonbury," she wrote.

"We are working on the line-up day and night at the moment, but it's still changing every day. The story about our confirmed headliners is untrue."

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She added that the team behind the festival "love your enthusiasm and guesswork" but concluded that "more accurate news" will not be revealed until some time in the new year.

Last year, the festival was headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Guns N' Roses and Elton John, while Yusuf / Cat Stevens performed in the legends slot – with the line-up attracting criticism due to the lack of women high on the bill.

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Eavis has already confirmed during an appearance on Sidetracked with Annie and Nick that next year's legend slot will be filled by a woman, while she also said that there had been due to be a female headliner last year before she pulled out.

She continued that she "always" tries to make the Glastonbury line-up "the most balanced, diverse bill", but admitted it can be hard at times because "there aren't enough headliners".
Meanwhile, she also teased that one of next year's headliners could have changed at the last minute, explaining: "Last week I got a call from a really big American artist saying this person’s around next year, and I was like, 'Oh my God, this is incredible. Thank God we held the slot.'"

Glastonbury Festival 2024 will take place from 26th until 30th June 2024 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

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