TAILORMADE for Glastonbury: Swift will headline next summer’s festival, and has kept the date clear on her UK tour
Pop superstar Taylor Swift is set to headline next year’s Glastonbury as organizers try to shake off criticism that the festival’s top acts are “masculine, pale and stale”.
Sources close to the Bad Blood singer have said she would “love” to appear at the festival, after her planned 2020 appearance was scrapped due to Covid.
And eagle-eyed fans have seen that the 33-year-old has kept a date free after the UK leg of her tour next year, which will coincide with the last night of Glastonbury.
Festival organizer Emily Eavis has already said she hoped the 2024 festival would have two female headliners, revealing that one of them had already been booked.
Ms Eavis had come under fire this year because the closing act on the Pyramid Stage every night was male: Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, whom critics singled out for having a particularly lackluster stage, and Sir Elton John.
Pop superstar Taylor Swift (pictured in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 30) is set to headline next year’s Glastonbury.
Emily Eavis had come under fire this year because the closing act on the Pyramid Stage every night was male. Pictured: Arctic Monkeys perform at Glastonbury on June 23
A source close to the festival said: “Taylor would be a big hit, she’s exactly the progressive woman they want on the list.”
The UK leg of his Eras world tour kicks off in Edinburgh on June 7 next year. She plays two dates in Dublin on June 28 and 29, but nothing has been announced for June 30, the last day of Glastonbury.
He then picks up the tour in Europe a few days later, returning to London in August.
Bookies have her as the favorite to headline at Worthy Farm, offering odds of just 1/3.
Dua Lipa is expected to be the second female headliner.
He played the event’s New Bands Tent in 2017, but Covid robbed him of a higher-profile set in both 2020 and 2021.
Dua Lipa (pictured), who fans expected to join Sir Elton John this year, is shaping up to be the second female headliner next June.
Fans had hoped that she would join Sir Elton for his stormy set last Sunday, as the pair had previously recorded the No. 1 hit Cold Heart together, but that was not to be. But she will have a new album to promote next year.
Eavis also faced criticism for not booking African-American headliners and for promoting old rockers Guns N’ Roses over contemporary stars like Lizzo, who technically “co-headlined” Saturday night but didn’t headline.
Other big names suggested for next year’s event, which begins June 26, include Madonna, who suffered a bacterial infection last week, Harry Styles, Coldplay and Foo Fighters.