Glastonbury 2022 will mark a return after a three-year hiatus this summer. The five-day festival, returning for the first time since 2019, will be held in June. The organizing committee for the festival has announced more than 80 names so far. Glastonbury festival takes place at Pilton, Somerset in England, with artists and bands performing in front of thousands of fans.
“Summer 2022 marks the beginning of the next era of the musical summer season,” said Emily Eavis, co-organizer of Glastonbury festival.
Sir James Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Diana Ross are among some of the top names that have been finalized by Glastonbury 2022. Ed Sheeran and AJ Tracey at Radio 1’s Big Weekend are also among some popular names featured in this year’s festival.
“All gigs are back, festivals will return with bells on, and people will be streaming through many gates all summer long full of excitement,” Eavis said. “It’s a huge relief that these life-affirming gatherings are back, and it feels like we have actually turned a corner in this long, difficult pandemic trajectory. We can’t wait to welcome people back to Worthy Farm.”
The UK Music chief executive, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, said, “the absence of live music left a big hole in many people’s lives.”
“Live music is emerging from a Covid-enforced hibernation that saw around a third of jobs right across the music industry wiped out and many stages empty for almost two years,” said Jamie Njoku-Goodwin.
“The absence of live music left a big hole in many people’s lives and helped us realize the power of music when it comes to lifting people’s spirits and having fun.
“It’s been an awful two years for the whole industry – but there is now a cautious optimism that we’ve turned a corner and everyone is determined to deliver the best summer of festivals and gigs ever,” Njoku-Goodwin added.