Glastonbury 2023: Guns N’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys to headline music festival organiser Emily Eavis confirms

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Glastonbury first took place in 1970 and has been the UK’s and one of the world’s leading music festivals ever since.

Guns N’ Roses and The Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury 2023, it has been confirmed by co-organiser Emily Eavis.

The Arctic Monkeys will perform on the Friday, Guns N’ Roses on the Saturday and Sir. Elton John on the Sunday.

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Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said the all-white all-male headline acts are due to an industry "pipeline", making it harder to book female artists. She added that a female artist was booked to headline the 2023 edition of the festival but had to pull out after changing her touring plan.

Guns N' Roses had been favourites to headline the festival with bookies for months, and Eavis said about the announcement: “They’ll be brilliant and provide something totally different to the rest of the headliners.”

The first major annoucement included Lana Del Rey, Maneskin and Fred Again - 53% of which were male artists and 43% were non-white artists. Eavis said the festival is “entirely focused on balancing our bill. It’s not just about gender, it’s about every aspect of diversity.

“We’re trying our best so the pipeline needs to be developed. This starts way back with the record companies, radio. I can shout as loud as I like but we need to get everyone on board,” she added.

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Earlier this week, Glastonbury announced a new partnership with Vodafone, with tickets for the sold-out festival available for customers via their MyVodafone app.

Glastonbury Festival 2023 line-up so far

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Elton John
  • Lizzo
  • Aitch
  • Alison Goldfrapp
  • Alt-J
  • Amadou & Mariam
  • Becky Hill
  • Blondie
  • Candi Staton
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Cat Burns
  • Central Cee
  • Christine And The Queens
  • Chvrches
  • Ezra Collective
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Fever Ray
  • Flo
  • Fred Again..
  • Hot Chip
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Kelis
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Leftfield
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lil Nas X
  • Loyle Carner
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Mahalia
  • Måneskin
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Nova Twins
  • Phoenix
  • Raye
  • Rina Sawayama
  • Royal Blood
  • Rudimental
  • Shygirl
  • Slowthai
  • Sparks
  • Stefflon Don
  • Sudan Archives
  • Texas
  • The Chicks
  • The War On Drugs
  • Thundercat
  • Tinariwen
  • Warpaint
  • Weyes Blood
  • Wizkid
  • Young Fathers
  • Yusuf / Cat Stevens
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