Glastonbury Festival has announced its initial 2023 line-up, with Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses joining Elton John as headliners.

It means this year’s Pyramid Stage headliners will be all-male, though Lizzo, who will open for Guns N’ Roses on Saturday, has been given headline billing.

Organiser Emily Eavis told The Guardian Guns N’ Roses were booked after a previously confirmed female headliner pulled out because she “changed her touring plans”. There had been rumours Taylor Swift was set to play, having been scheduled for top billing in 2020 when the festival was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than half of the 54 acts released so far are women, while 44 per cent are non-white, or feature non-white members.

This will be the first time Elton John and Guns N’ Roses have played the Worthy Farm festival, while Arctic Monkeys are headlining for the third time.

Who is in the Glastonbury 2023 line-up?

Arctic Monkeys are headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday, with Guns N’ Roses on Saturday and Elton John on Sunday.

Afrobeats star Wizkid will headline the Other stage on Friday, and Lana Del Rey also has Other stage top billing.

“Old Town Road” singer Lil Nas X will play before Elton John on Sunday.

Also among the line-up are Becky Hill, Blondie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chvrches, Fred Again.., Lewis Capaldi, Maggie Rogers, Slowthai, The Chicks and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.

Here is the full list of confirmed acts so far:

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Elton John
  • Lizzo
  • Aitch
  • Alison Goldfrapp
  • Alt-J
  • Amadou and 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

When is Glastonbury 2023?

Glastonbury 2023 opens on Wednesday 21 June and finishes on Sunday 25 June.

Everyone must leave the festival on Monday 26 June at the latest. There is entertainment every day, but the main schedule of acts runs from Friday to Sunday.

When is the Glastonbury 2023 ticket resale?

If you buy a ticket and are no longer able to attend the festival, you can choose not to pay the remaining balance, minus the deposit, in the first week of April 2023.

These tickets will then be put into an official resale, allowing people who missed out on the initial batch to have one last shot.

The date of the resale is yet to be set, but it is normally shortly after the April deadline to pay for tickets. There will be one resale for coach tickets and another for general admission.

By this time, much of the lineup will have been announced.

The exact number of tickets in the resale will not be announced, but resale tickets are often harder to secure than the initial batch. This year you were able to purchase up to four in one go for general admission, and two for coach travel.

Everyone you are booking for must be registered. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

How much are Glastonbury 2023 tickets?

Tickets cost £335 plus a £5 booking fee.

If you are purchasing in the resale you must pay the full balance, rather than putting down a deposit.

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