Festival season is upon us – the sun is shining as Worthy Farm has officially opened its doors this morning for the most iconic, influential festival in the world, Glastonbury! Yes that’s right, festival-goers are now setting up their campsites ahead of the weekend, and how very jealous we are!

As usual, we’ve put together a guide of our must-watch artists out of the plethora of acts, and there is something for everyones tastes:

Pyramid Stage

Let’s start with the iconic Pyramid stage, which host’s an array of the world’s largest acts year in year out. This year, the stage features Albert Hall Alumni including force to be reckoned with Little Simz who graced our stage back in 2021. Since her performance at our venue, the hip-hop star has gone from strength to strength and built a reputation as one of the best and brightest talents of her generation. You can catch her Saturday from 19.45-20:15.

On Friday we are also excited for high-rising jazz-meets-R&B-meets-pop singer-songwriter Olivia Dean (13:15 – 14:15) and the legendary PJ Harvey (18:00-19:00) who is making a long-awaited return. This comes after her tour to celebrate her new album, I Inside the Old Year Dying. Both artists took to our stage recently and blew the crowd away with their stripped-back, powerful performances.

PJ Harvey performing at our venue in October 2023, shot by Joanna Bradtke

To finish the weekend, Seasick Steve, A classic storytelling singer whose takes influence from traditional country blue will be taking to the stage from 12:30-1pm. He has a plethora of music including his new album A Trip A Stumble A Fall Down on Your Knees that came out at the start of the month. Do not fear though – if you miss him, you can catch him at our venue on November the 16th! Tickets here.

West Holts Stage

West Holts is the Rhythm hub of Glastonbury, taking you on a journey from spiritual jazz and psychedelic soul sounds, reggae, hip hop, psychedelia, and music that defies any categorisation at all. One rule is that there is no rules!

One of the most exciting bands in the country, Squid, will be playing from 14:00-15:00 this Friday! Their performance Squid’s performance at our venue was enough to confirm that this is a very special band. If you like post-punk, new-wave + psychedelic madness these are one to watch this weekend.

You can also catch Acclaimed musician +  lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist + primary songwriter for Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard on Sunday at 18:00-19:00. With Grammy awards + coachella performances under her belt, she is known for her raw vocal power and soul-stirring performances + we’re so excited to see her perform on our stage next Saturday, after her Glasto performance! Tickets here.

Woodsies / Park Stage

Daytime alternative hang-out turned late-night, immersive area Woodsies boasts a plethora of talent along the weekend, both established crowd favourites as well as emerging talents! On Friday they kick things off with most original and distinctive voices in alt-pop, Remi Wolf (14:00-15:00) who has just finished supporting Olivia Rodrigo on her GUTS! World tour. You can see her at our venue in November here. 

Not only that, but festival Favourite Declan Mckenna will take to the stage on Friday from 19:30-20:30, having proved himself over the past few years as a solid performer and hit maker.

As for the Park Stage, this vibrant home of eclectic fabulousness returns for 2024 with another line-up of sizzling acts, and Saturday is our favourite. Contemporary Irish folk group, LANKUM, whos captivating, eerie live performances have received 5* reviews by critics will be taking to the stage at 18:00-19:00, directly followed by the versatile, titans of the early 90s alt-rock revolution The Breeders who will demonstrate their dreamy melancholic melodies and grungy, frenetic alt-pop at 19:30!

Lankum performing at our venue in January 2024, shot by Joanna Bradtke

Fancy something electronic?

Whilst we are a live music venue, we want to reflect on the seriously elite league of electronic music that circulates the festival too!

Kicking things off, world-renowned DJ, Presenter, Author and host of Before Midnight Events that debuted at our venue last year, Annie Mac opens the Other Stage at 11:30am on Friday, setting the tone for the weekend. Straight after, you can catch local favourite DJ Paulette taking over the Free University of Glastonbury from 13:00-14:00!

Over at Arcadia, Shy Girl takes to the decks with her new installment Club Shy which is an extended live experience that, following the release’s reimagining of 90s and 00s club culture, unites Shygirl’s sensual pop universe with hedonistic dance culture! You can catch this from 21:45 – 22:30 on Saturday evening.

And last but VERY not least, make sure you don’t miss local legends and part of of our venue family La Discotheque down at Shangri-La on Sunday from 17:00 – 19:00 with music supplied by Sophie Joy, Metrodome + Chunky spinning all things Disco. Not only that, there will be dance performances from Fire at the Disco, Cocoa Covered Lady + Angel Baby Delight!

Annie Mac performing at our venue in April 2024, shot by Kitty Handley