Glastonbury 2022, the UK festival with Diana Ross, TLC, Fleetwood Mac, and other greats
The legendary festival in the English town of Glastonbury, which has been running for more than 50 years, takes place from the 22nd through the 26nd of June. 200,000 people are expected to attend. Classic stars like Diana Ross and Fleetwood Mac share the lineup with younger celebrities like Billy Eilish and Kendrick Lamar.
Due to the pandemic, the festival was forced into a hiatus in 2020 and 2021. Thankfully, 2022 sees Glastonbury return as a red-letter day on our calendars.
Big names from different genres will lend their talents to 31 special areas. The iconic Pyramid Stage is reserved for the headline acts, and there we will be able to enjoy Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, and Kendrick Lamar.
As a former Beatle, McCartney has broken many records. At Glastonbury, he will have a new one: the oldest headliner in the history of the event. The English singer is 80 years old as he takes the stage.
Glastonbury will mark Lamar's third headlining gig in 2022, and he was seen earlier in the year performing at the Super Bowl. It could be an exciting performance as rumours abound that he is set to release a new album, some 5 years after his last one.
If McCartney is the oldest headliner, pop sensation Billie Eilish will set the record as the youngest headliner in Glastonbury's history.
She will headline on Friday, while McCartney and Lamar will headline on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The singer made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 (pictured), and she told the crowd that she would love to experience the festival as a normal festival-goer because everything looked so much fun.
Apart from the headliners, other amazing singers and groups are filling out the schedule, such as the award-winning Phoebe Bridgers. She will perform on Friday at the John Peel Stage.
Noel Gallagher, St. Vincent, Lorde, Diana Ross, Ziggy Marley, Pet Shop Boys, and Primal Scream are just some of the top acts that will be present at this year's Glastonbury.
The Sugababes will perform on the Avalon Stage, continuing their much-rumoured and much-anticipated comeback. It has been years since the original trio performed together, and they were originally set to do so in 2020, which was their 20th anniversary.
The band hit their peak between 2002 and 2004, with a handful of number 1 singles and platinum-certified albums. Unfortunately, allegations of bullying and infighting derailed the band's success.
If your thirst for pop nostalgia is not sated by the Sugababes, then head over to the West Holts Stage on Friday to see TLC. The American group reunited in 2015 and will play Glastonbury for the first time. They have only played the UK two times before.
TLC is the best-selling American girl group in history, with a staggering 65 million records sold worldwide. Their biggest legacy, however, is that they have been positive role models for other female ensembles. TLC proved that women could have agency in the music industry and sing about difficult subjects without compromising their sound.
For this year's festival, a new layout will better space out the main stages, In addition, the Lonely Hearts Club will replace the Blues Stage. The Beat Hotel - famous for DJs and cocktails - has seemingly been replaced by a venue called San Remo.
Longtime fans of Glastonbury will be pleased to see the return of Arcadia, a flame-throwing, laser shooting mechanical spider. It was missing from the 2019 edition of the festival as another attraction took its place.
Glastonbury is more than a music festival, and there is always a focus on charitable causes. Greenpeace, which has a long association with the festival, will be present in 2022 to spread awareness about climate change.
Urine at Glastonbury usually gets a bad rap - traces of illegal substances have been found to contaminate the soil. Nevertheless, Glastonbury has often experimented with technology that converts this human waste into electricity, and the last time it did so was in 2019. Let's see if 2022 features the same technology.
The first Glastonbury was in 1970, and it is still going strong. The attendance at the inaugural event was a mere 1,500, and it was held the day after Jimi Hendrix died.
After a three-year hiatus, Glastonbury 2022, with its fresh look and record-breaking artists, promises to be an unmissable event.