Glastonbury Festival 2023 line-up: Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles and Beyonce among favourites

Harry Styles is among the big rumours for Glastonbury Festival 2023 Credit: PA

Glastonbury Festival is less than six months away but so far just one act has been announced.

Elton John was revealed as the first headliner for Glastonbury Festival 2023. He will appear on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday - with the show set to be his last-ever UK date following his Farewell tour.

But the other headline slots for next year's festival, which will run from 21 June to 25 June, are up for grabs.

Who is rumoured to headline and perform at Glastonbury Festival this year?

Elton John is the only confirmed act for Glastonbury Festival but Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles and the Spice Girls are among other the heavily rumoured acts. Other names such as Taylor Swift and Eminem have also been mentioned - here's the latest list...

Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys perform on the Pyramid stage at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. Credit: PA

The Arctic Monkeys are no stranger to the Pyramid Stage, having headlined the festival in 2007 and again in 2013.

They are among the bookies' favourite to headline as they will be touring the UK and Ireland in 2023 after the release of their new album The Car.

But it's the dates of their tour which have got people talking - there is a gap during Glastonbury Festival.

The band will play a gig in Marlay Park in Dublin the day before the festival starts, on Tuesday 20 June, with their next gig in Glasgow not until the final day of the festival - on Sunday 25 June.


Beyonce performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA

After performing at an exclusive comeback gig in Dubai, Beyonce announced she'd be embarking on a world tour this summer fuelling rumours she might appear at Glastonbury.

It would be her second time headlining the festival, having appeared on the Pyramid Stage in 2011.

The Renaissance Tour will begin in Europe in May with Beyonce performing at UK venues in Edinburgh, Sunderland, Cardiff and London.

She has a date in Hamburg on Wednesday 21 June but then has a gap in dates until she performs in Frankfurt on Saturday 24 June. It means it would be tight for her to perform at Worthy Farm, but she could potentially take up the Friday headliner slot.

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses appear to have self-confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2023

Guns N' Roses are now among the bookies' favourites to headline Glastonbury Festival after the band's bassist Duff McKagan appeared to let slip that they're heading to the festival.

When talking about BST Hyde Park, he said: "And Glastonbury's going to be iconic for us. We're going to be announcing some shows soon guys."

Harry Styles

The 1.6 billion streams of Harry Styles' 'As It Was' earned more than £1.5 million in royalties. Credit: PA

Harry Styles was a huge rumour for the 2022 festival, having performed in front of massive crowds on his world tour.

But the star failed to pop up on any of Glastonbury Festival's stages, meaning people are now convinced he was holding out for a 2023 headline slot.

Harry Styles' Love On Tour is ongoing, with the award-winning start returning to the UK for a series of gigs in June.

He is due to perform two gigs in Cardiff in the week of Glastonbury, with two nights off from the tour on Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June.

It means fans are convinced he'll be the Friday night headliner, before jetting off to Belgium for his next tour date on Saturday 24 June.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift was originally due to headline Glastonbury in 2020

Pop icon Taylor Swift was due to headline Glastonbury Festival in 2020 but the event got cancelled for two years running due to the pandemic.

While organiser Michael Eavis said he had secured many of the same acts for 2022 as were planned for 2020, Taylor Swift's name did not re-appear on the bill.

When the singer-songwriter announced her Eras tour off the back of the release of her new album Midnights, it fuelled rumours she'd be at Glastonbury.

But Taylor Swift has two US dates which clash with the festival - Friday 23 June and Saturday 24 June. With Elton John already confirmed as taking up the Sunday headliner slot, it seems Swifties will have to wait a little longer to see Taylor on the Pyramid Stage.

Spice Girls

Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Mel B reunited in 2019 - but Mel C says Victoria Beckham could return for Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival 2022 was filled with nostalgic acts, with names such as TLC, the Sugababes and McFly drawing such big crowds they saw stages and fields closed off.

Mel C was one of those nostalgic names to attract a huge crowd when she performed a DJ set at William's Green. She then made another surprise appearance with Blossoms on the Other Stage.

She has since fuelled rumours that all of the Spice Girls could reunite for the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival 2023.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, she said: “It’s the dream, the absolute dream, yeah, we would love to do it...

"You know what, the girls and I, we have chatted about it. You know, it’s the biggest stage in the world, we have the best festival in the world right here,” she added.


Eminem is said to be in 'advanced talks' to headline Glastonbury 2023

American rapper Eminem is said to be in "advanced talks" about headlining Glastonbury Festival 2023.

If proved to be true, it would be the first time the hip-hop artist has headlined the festival.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Eminem is wanted for a huge slot at Glastonbury and has been in talks for yonks.

“His dates all line up and if they can get him on board, it will be the first time he has ever played at the festival."