Glastonbury 2021 line-up: Who's performing at the virtual festival?
Glastonbury Festival‘s ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ livestreamed event is kicking off this Saturday.
The festival was cancelled for the second year running earlier in 2021 because of the coronavirus, but now people across the world can watch huge acts performing virtually, live from their homes on 22 May.
Who is performing at Glastonbury virtual festival 2021?
The regular Glastonbury Festival normally takes place in June and attracts 200,000 people.
Last month, festival organisers announced the plan to launch a virtual replacement for the three day music festival on May 22nd, with artists including Coldplay set to perform.
The festival's 50th anniversary was originally scheduled for 2020 but was cancelled amid health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Coldplay will be headlining at the virtual festival at Worthy Farm on Saturday, May 22nd.
The band will join Damon Alban, Wolf Alice, IDLES, Michael Kiwanuka and other acts for Glastonbury’s livestreamed mini festival, which will take viewers on a “five-hour journey through all of those spots that you know from Worthy Farm”.
This year will be the band's sixth time headlining at Glastonbury Festival.
The last time they performed at the event was in 2019.
Coldplay performed at Glasto for the first time back in 1999, three years after the band was formed in 1996.
They returned the year after, as well as 2002, 2005, 2011, and 2016.
Damon Albarn will be playing in the Stone Circle after Coldplay's performance at 9:50pm.
Albarn, the former Blur frontman and the Gorillaz, last performed at Glastonbury in 2019, when he shared the stage with Welsh male voice choir Cor y Penrhyn.
The choir sang the backing for Albarn's latest band The Good, The Bad and The Queen on their song Lady Boston.
In 2009, Albarn cried during his performance of To The End in an emotionally charged performance when he reunited with his Blur bandmates.
HAIM will take the stage at 8:30pm.
The band consists of three sisters: Este Haim (bass guitar and vocals), Danielle Haim (lead vocals, guitar, and drums), and Alana Haim (guitars, keyboards, and vocals).
The LA pop rock band was pictured rehearsing for their set inside the festival site’s Stone Circle, which is a popular place for revellers to gather.
Glastonbury Festival’s Emily Eavis shared the image with the caption: “HAIM. I love these women, what a band.#liveatworthyfarm”.
They last performed at the festival in 2017.
In June 2013, Ezra played the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival. He released his debut EP Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013.
In 2014, he was a support act for Robert Plant at the Glastonbury Extravaganza.
Exra will perform at 7:55pm.
The rock band, who hail from London, will be the first to perform at the festival at 7pm.
Formed in 2010 as an acoustic duo comprising singer Ellie Rowsell and guitarist Joff Oddie, since 2012 Wolf Alice have also featured bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey.
The band released their second studio album Visions of a Life in September 2017. It debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and ranked as one of the best albums of the year by multiple publications.
The album won the 2018 Mercury Prize.
Kiwanuka will perform after Wolf Alice at 7:55pm.
The British singer/songwriter performed at Glastonbury in 2019.
Kiwanuka won the 2020 Mercury Prize for his third album, Kiwanuka, beating best-sellers like Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia and Stormzy's Heavy Is The Head to win the £25,000 prize.
IDLES, from Bristol, will take the stage at 8:05pm.
Frontman Joe Talbot has said the band wants to headline Glastonbury Festival.
Their third album, Ultra Mono, was released on 25 September 2020.
IDLES player the Park Stage in 2019. He dedicated his song ‘Mother’ to his wife Elizabeth, who was side of stage, and paid tribute to all mothers for the sacrifices they make for their children.
Kane Brett Robinson, better known as Kano, will perform at 11:35pm.
The British rapper from East Ham, London is widely considered one of the pioneers of grime music and culture.
In 2004, Kano released his debut single "Ps and Qs", which was an underground hit.
He played Glastonbury Park Stage in 2017.
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