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Glastonbury Reveal Line-Up For The Acoustic Stage

Thursday, 12 May 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

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Glastonbury have announced the line-up for the Acoustic Stage.

The area specialises in blues, folk, contemporary and country music, and will be headlined by Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott (pictured) on June 24, The Waterboys on June 25, and Suzanne Vega on June 26.

Other acts set to tread the boards include The Undertones, Richard Thompson, Tony Christie, The Bootleg Beatles, The Shires, Brian Kennedy, Mary Coughlan, Scouting For Girls, Fisherman's Friends, Laura Veirs, Terry Reid and the 2022 Emerging Talent Competition winner, Lewis McLaughlin. A statement on the Glastonbury Festival website reads:

"The Acoustic Stage is a festival within a festival. For the last 30 years or so, people have been trooping up to the hill to the haven of the Acoustic field.

"The crowds visit the Acoustic Stage to either avoid the rain and, maybe even, the sun – in the sanctuary of [our] super-duper circus tent – or, to hear acoustic, song-based music."

The line-ups for the Glade, Left Field and Shangri-La areas were revealed earlier this year, and it was confirmed that the iconic Arcadia spider will return to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2018, after both the 2020 and 2021 festivals were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, Arcadia replaced the spider with the sculpture Pangea, an enormous crane.

The world-famous festival will return to Somerset in June, with Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar set to headline the Pyramid Stage. It was also previously revealed that Little Simz will headline the West Holtz Stage, and Diana Ross will play the coveted Sunday afternoon 'legends' slot on the Pyramid Stage.

What? A five-day festival hosting the biggest names in music from around the world, as well as up-and-comers.

Where? Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

When? June 22 - 26, 2022.

Who? Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The Waterboys, and Suzanne Vega will headline the Acoustic Stage respectively, with The Undertones, Richard Thompson, Tony Christie, The Bootleg Beatles, The Shires, Brian Kennedy, Mary Coughlan, Scouting For Girls, Fisherman's Friends, Laura Veirs, and Terry Reid also set to perform.

Enny, R.A.E., Lazy Habits, Hak Baker (acoustic), Jelani Blackman, Grove, Reggae Roast and Steam Down are all set to take over The Common.

Acts confirmed for the Left Field Tent include Billy Bragg, who has curated the Left Field line-up since 2010, The Magic Numbers, Brooke Combe, Dylan John Thomas, Jamie Webster, The Regrettes, and Yola. There will also be six debates on various topics, including Solidarity With Ukraine, Neurodiversity: The Fight for Human Rights, State of the Nation: Politics in Crisis, What's Next for the Climate Emergency, Defying the Cost of the Living Crisis, and Black Lives Matter and Beyond. Take a look at the poster below.

The Arcadia stage will feature sets from Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Chase And Status, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, Kurupt FM, Nia Archives, Nina Kravis, TSHA and more.

The first names for the Avalon Stage in the Field Of Avalon area include McFly, Sugababes, Grace Petrie, Imelda May, The Damned, Oh My God! It's The Church, The Hoosiers, Baskery, and Dr. John Cooper Clarke. There will also be performances from The Dualers, Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs, The Longest Johns, Nick Mulvey, Orla Gartland, and Ward Thomas, among others. 

Headliners announced so far for the weekend include Little Simz, who'll top the bill on the West Holts stage, while Diana Ross will fill the Sunday afternoon ‘legends’ slot on the Pyramid Stage, which Billie Eilish will headline on the Friday, Paul McCartney on the Saturday, with Kendrick Lamar closing the party on Sunday.

Also set to appear across the weekend are Amyl and the Sniffers, Angelique, Kidjo, Arlo Parks, The Avalanches, Beabadoobee, Bicep, Big Thief, Black Midi, Blossoms, Bonobo, Burna Boy, Caribou, Caroline Polachek, Cate Le Bon, Celeste, Charli XCX, Clairo, Confidence Man, Courtney Barnett, Crowded House, Declan McKenna, Doja Cat, Dry Cleaning, Easy Life, and Elbow.

Other acts include Emma-Jean Thackray, First Aid Kit, Foals, Paul Heaton, Fontaines DC, Four Tet, Gabriels, Ghetts, Girl in Red, Glass Animals, Greentea Peng, Griff, Haim, Herbie Hancock, Holly Humberstone, Idles, Inhaler, Jarv Is… ,Jessie Ware, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joy Crookes, Kacey Musgraves, Khruangbin Koffee, Leon Bridges, Lianne La Havas, Lorde, Megan Thee Stallion.

There will also be performances from Metronomy, Mitski, Nightmares On Wax, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nubya Garcia, Olivia Rodrigo, Pet Shop Boys, Phoebe Bridgers, Primal Scream, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Róisín Murphy, Rufus Wainwright, Sam Fender, Sampa the Great, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Self Esteem, Sigrid, Skunk Anansie, Sleaford Mods, Snarky Puppy, Squid St Vincent, Supergrass, Tems, TLC, Turnstile, Warmduscher The Waterboys, Wet Leg, Wolf Alice ,Years and Years, and Yves Tumor.

Head here for the full line-up so far. Further acts are to be revealed in due course.

Tickets? Tickets are currently sold out. Head here for further information.

Glastonbury Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri June 24 2022 - GLASTONBURY Worthy Farm
Sat June 25 2022 - GLASTONBURY Worthy Farm
Sun June 26 2022 - GLASTONBURY Worthy Farm

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