Glastonbury Festival is officially back for another year! From Wednesday, 21 June through to Sunday, 25 June, festival-goers descend upon the fields of Somerset for days of camping, partying, hanging out with friends and, of course, watching live performances from artists across all generations. While the weather is set to play ball and keep the sun shining, those attending will be donning their best summer festival outfits — and that includes celebrities.
We’ve already seen the likes of Maisie Williams, “Queen Charlotte”‘s India Amarteifio, and Lily James don their best boho looks for the occasion, while attendees were treated to a surprise performance on the Pyramid Stage on Friday afternoon. Fans had been speculating about who the mystery set would be from, as it was held on the Glastonbury bill under the alias The Churnups and, much to fans delight, it turned out to be the Foo Fighters. As the band were met with rapturous applause, Dave Grohl dedicated their final song “Everlong” to bandmate Taylor Hawkins, who tragically died last year.
While Glastonbury festival is an iconic event in British culture, it has not been without criticism. This year’s headline acts – which include Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, and Elton John – came under fire for being an all-white, all-male lineup. Co-organiser Emily Eavis hinted to The Guardian that the choice of acts came as a result of a “pipeline” problem with a woman artist having to pull out, which many concluded to be Taylor Swift. (Fans are already speculating as to whether Swift will be headlining next year due to a gap in her 2024 Eras tour schedule).
As we await John’s final ever live performance on Sunday night, with a slew of special guests rumoured to be joining him, check out the gallery of the celebrities in attendance, and some of the top performances at Glastonbury festival 2023.