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Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John to headline Glastonbury 2023

Arctic Moneys and Guns N’ Roses will headline Glastonbury 2023, joining Elton John who had already been confirmed as the Sunday night headliner.

Arctic Monkeys will top the bill at Worthy Farm on Friday night (June 23), with US rock icons Guns N’ Roses headlining on Saturday. John will bring Glastonbury 2023 to a close on Sunday night, with his performance marking the last UK show of his farewell tour.

Other acts confirmed to perform at Glastonbury this year include Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Lil Nas X, Manic Street Preachers, Wizkid, Blondie, Alt-J, Becky Hill, Christine and the Queens, Hot Chip, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner, Nova Twins, Kelis, Carly Rae Jepsen, Slowthai, Sparks, Royal Blood, and many more. Cat Stevens will play the ‘legend slot’ on Sunday afternoon.

Last month, Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus spoke to Headliner about his experiences with the band, while also explaining why he would encourage people 'not to go into the music business at all'.  

Notably, all three Pyramid Stage headliners at Glastonbury 2023 are male, something which Emily Eavis addressed when speaking to the BBC about this year’s line-up.

"We try our best and we obviously aim for 50:50," she said. "Some years, it's more, some years, it's less.

"This year, we did have a female headliner, and she unfortunately had to pull out... It changes all the time. But next year it's looking like we've got two female headliners, so fingers crossed."

Tickets for Glastonbury 2023 sold out after just an hour after going on sale in November last year, in spite of prices rising to £340 per ticket.

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival, and its first post-Covid outing, making it one of the most highly anticipated editions of the festival in its history. To mark the occasion, Headliner spoke to a number of BBC presenters and DJs, including Matt Everitt, Craig Charles, and Cerys Matthews, about the BBC’s ever-expanding coverage of the event, as well as some of their own personal Glastonbury highlights from down the years.

Everitt shared some of his top moments, including how he almost convinced Prince to headline at Worthy Farm, while Charles opened up on how he still prefers “the naughty side” of Glastonbury. You can read the full round up of what they had to say here.