Guns N’Roses are to headline Glastonbury as part of a star studded line up for this year’s festival.
The band are to headline the Worthy Farm Festival, in a line up which also includes the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Blondie, Måneskin, Slowthai, Royal Blood, Nova Twins, Rina Sawayama, among others.
Taking place across June 21-25, Glastonbury will also be headlined by music legend Elton John as part of his farewell tour.
You can check out the line up in full below.
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News of Guns N’Roses’ arrival at Glastonbury appeared to be intially confirmed by the band’s bassist Duff McKagan back in January.
McKagan had been speaking about Guns N’Roses’ hectic touring schedule to Sirius XM show Three Chords & The Truth, when he appeared to let it slip about their Glastonbury slot.
In the interview, McKagan commented, “…and Glastonbury is gonna be iconic”. More here.
The band also confirmed dates for their World Tour last week.
Blondie For Glastonbury
Another band who previously let the cat out of the bag about their Glastonbury appearance was Blondie, via their drummer Clem Burke.
“We’re also doing Isle of Wight Festival and some other festivals… I guess the full list of artists to be playing Glastonbury hasn’t really been announced yet”, he said. “But we are going to be playing Glastonbury, so maybe you’ve got an exclusive there”.
Elton John had already confirmed that he would be headlining Glastonbury back in December.
The festival organisers said, “We are incredibly excited to announce that the one and only @EltonOfficial will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night at Glastonbury 2023, for what will be the final UK show of his last ever tour”.
“As the end of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour comes into view, there is no more fitting way to say goodbye to my British fans,” he added. “They have been beyond brilliant, and have supported me through all the highs and lows of my career … I can’t wait to embrace the spirit of the greatest festival in the world”, Elton also added.
More on this from Nova here.