Weapons N’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys to headline Glastonbury together with Elton John



LONDON (Reuters) – 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 U.S. rapper Lizzo joint headline billing however she was the lone, high-profile feminine performer among the many essential 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 put money into extra feminine musicians to create future headliners.

“We’re making an attempt our greatest,” she informed the Guardian newspaper. “This begins manner again with the file corporations, radio. I can shout as loud as I like however we have to get everybody on board.”

Amongst all of the performers because of seem on the competition this 12 months, there was an almost 50/50 break up between female and male acts, the newspaper mentioned.

Glastonbury sometimes sells out earlier than any headliners – who carry out in the important thing time slots on the competition’s essential 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 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Whereas English rock act Arctic Monkeys might be making their third look as headliners at Glastonbury following the discharge of a brand new album in October, will probably be the primary time for American rock legends Weapons N’ Roses, who might be touring Europe in June.

Elton John’s look was introduced in December.

(This story has been corrected to indicate Arctic Monkeys making third, not second Glastonbury look in paragraph 10.)

(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar, Enhancing by Paul Sandle and William Schomberg)