Glastonbury Festival 2024 lineup slammed by fans

Its been a longer than usual wait for the lineup, was it worth it?
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There’s been plenty of speculation about the Glastonbury 2024 lineup. Especially about the headline acts for the main Pyramid stage. There’s also been a much longer than usual wait to find out too.

Well, the news is now out with the Glastonbury Festival 2024 headliners revealed. Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and Sza will be filling those top spots on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night on the Pyramid stage. The Sunday afternoon Legends spot is taken by country star Shania Twain. 

That's certainly strong in terms of female acts, as Emily Eavis had promised. But it disappointed many fans, some saying on the Twitter/X announcement thread that it could be the worst lineup in years, if not ever. Other online forums and social media saw plenty of criticism. Rumors previously had hotly topped Dua Lipa and Coldplay, but also reckoned we might see Madonna, Beyonce, or Rhianna included too. But that's clearly not to be for 2024.

Glastonbury 2024 headliners will have plenty to offer

The 2023 lineup may have been criticised for its lack of a female act in one of the top spots. With Guns N’ Roses, Arctic Monkeys, and Elton John saying his farewell magnificently, you had a great mix of huge acts and a bit more rock in the music. For 2024 it seems as though the combined collection of the acts announced falls short of some fans' expectations.

It's probably more of an initial reaction. Dua Lipa is a great artist and has been picking up many awards, Sza is perhaps less of a name in the UK currently but lining up to be one of the hottest hip hop and RnB stars around. And Coldplay is renowned for a great live show. So it should all work out all right on the night. 

The headline names of course draw the attention. There are plenty more great acts on the bill. The full lineup across all stages is still to follow too. Even then we may get surprises on any day, like the Foo Fighters turning up under a different name as they did in 2023.

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