Glastonbury Festival 2024 line-up rumours as Madonna and Coldplay rumoured to headline

Take That performing on stage at the Coronation Concert in May 2023. Credit: PA

As the sun went down on Sir Elton John at Glastonbury Festival, rumours quickly started circulating on who could be next - and they've not stopped since.

Madonna, Harry Styles, Coldplay and Dua Lipa are just some of the names fans think could be at the festival, but organisers have made it very clear the line-up is not a done deal yet.

Here are some of the strongest rumours for Glastonbury Festival 2024...


There were reports Madonna had been booked alongside Coldplay and Dua Lipa, but organiser Emily Eavis denied the report was true.

However, Eavis has celebrated the return of Madonna and went to watch the Queen of Pop on her latest tour.

Eavis also revealed she'd had a "really big" American star get in touch about performing at the festival in 2024, leaving fans convinced Madonna will appear on the line-up.

Madonna as her Celebration Tour gets underway. Credit: PA

Speaking on the BBC's Sidetracked podcast, Eavis said: "2024 is still a little up in the air," she said. "I thought it was taking shape and then last week I got a call.

"This is what happens if you wait a little longer, because quite often we'll be booked up by July, but this year we're holding out for a little longer.

"I got a call from a really big American artist saying, 'This person is around next year' and I was like, 'Oh my god, this is incredible. Thank god we held the slot'."

Taylor Swift - ruled out

Pretty much as soon as Glastonbury 2023 ended, rumours quickly started that pop sensation Taylor Swift would headline Glastonbury Festival in 2024 - but she has since been ruled out.

It would have been four years late for Taylor Swift, who was due to headline Glastonbury in 2020 before the event got cancelled by the Covid pandemic.

However she has since ruled herself out after announcing further dates for her Eras tour which clash with the festival.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles' name has been swirling around the Glastonbury Festival site for years now, with many believing he'd appear as a special guest in both 2022 and 2023.

However, his fans were left disappointed when he failed to make an appearance - but they remain hopeful he could be booked to headline in 2024.

Sir Elton John recently revealed he would "love" to work with the former One Direction star. Credit: PA

The Watermelon Sugar and As It Was star has been performing around the UK for his 'Love On Tour' tour.

But after huge success as a sole artist in recent years fans believe he could be one of the names brought in to perform on the famous Pyramid stage next year.


Rumours are swirling around the dates of Rihanna's upcoming tour and her new music coinciding with Glastonbury 2024.

The Grammy award winner hasn't yet performed at the world-famous festival. However, some are speculating that she could be one of the stars taking to the Pyramid stage next year.

Take That

Take That members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald have announced they will be touring after the release of their ninth studio album and new single, Windows.

The Progress Live tour begins at Utilita Arena Sheffield on 13 April concludes at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on 8 July.

The band will be performing in Plymouth, Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham and many other arenas around the country.

This has led to speculation on social media that Take That could headline at Glastonbury Festival.

Fans say the tour conveniently finishes in the West Country - and more importantly, just before Glastonbury Festival begins.

The Spice Girls

Could we see the Spice Girls reunite for a special set at Glastonbury Festival next year?

If Mel C's comments over the weekend are anything to go by then it could happen, with the artist saying her and the other members “all” would like to perform at the music festival.

The singer, 49, took to the stage on Saturday night on the Avalon Stage, and speaking to BBC Radio 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, she responded to whether the Spice Girls would accept an offer to play the legends slot.

The pop star, also known as Sporty Spice said: “And it’s quite daunting, some of the girls haven’t been up on stage for years." Credit: PA Images

According to BBC News, she told Everitt: “All of the Spice Girls would like to play Glasto, that is the truth.

“They’re rehearsed, they know the words, they’re ready.”

She went on to say the the festival with the Spice Girls was on the bucket list.

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters perform at Glastonbury 2023 Credit: Yui Mok/PA

The Foo Fighters are no stranger to Glastonbury Festival, having headlined in 2017 and 2022. They also surprised festival-goers with a secret set on the Pyramid Stage this year.

During the set, frontman Dave Grohl repeatedly made reference to the fact their slot was only an hour long.

He also confirmed the band have plans to tour next year so perhaps they'll get the chance to return for a longer set full after all.


Chris Martin performing at Coldplay's Music of the Spheres World Tour. Credit: PA

If you've been on social media this year, it's been hard to miss footage from Coldplay's world tour.

The band are currently on their Music of the Spheres World Tour, which is powered by renewable and kinetic energy.

Coldplay have just released new European dates in 2024 - with a gap during the duration of Glastonbury Festival.

Coldplay have also been widely reported to be in "advance talks" with Glastonbury bosses about headlining 2024.

If booked, it'd be the fifth time they've headlined the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm.

Dua Lipa

Pop princess Dua Lipa was rumoured to be making an appearance with Elton John in 2024 but instead, he welcomed other special guests.

Perhaps she was waiting for her own Pyramid Stage moment - because now there are rumours she's been booked to appear at Worthy Farm.

The star has just released new music which makes for great timing ahead of the 2024 festival - but Eavis has denied the rumours are true.