Glastonbury Headliners Timeline 1970-Present

Glastonbury Headliners

A timeline chronology of Glastonbury headliners from 1970 to present day


1970 (19th September)
T. Rex
1971 (22nd – 24th June)
1979 (21st – 23rd June)
Tim Blake, Peter Gabriel
There were now two Glastonbury headliners as the festival was extended to three days.
1981 (19th – 21st June)
Hawkwind, Ginger Baker
1982 (18th – 20th June)
Van Morrison, Jackson Browne
1983 (17th – 19th June)
Curtis Mayfield, UB40
1984 (22nd – 24th June)
The Smiths, Weather Report, Black Uhuru
The number of Glastonbury headliners was increased to three.
1985 (21st – 23rd June)
Echo and the Bunnymen, Joe Cocker, The Boomtown Rats
1986 (20th – 22nd June)
The Cure, The Psychedelic Furs, Level 42
1987 (19th – 21st June)
Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, The Communards
1989 (16th – 18th June)
Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Suzanne Vega
1990 (22nd – 24th June)
The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O’Connor
1992 (26th – 28th June)
Carter USM, Shakespears Sister, Youssou N’Dour
1993 (25th – 27th June)
The Black Crowes, Christy Moore, Lenny Kravitz
1994 (24th – 26th June)
Levellers, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel
1995 (23rd – 25th June)
Oasis, Pulp, The Cure
1997 (27th – 29th June)
Radiohead, The Prodigy, Ash
1998 (26th – 28th June)
Primal Scream, Blur, Pulp
1999 (25th – 27th June)
REM, Manic Street Preachers, Skunk Anansie
2000 (23rd – 25th June)
David Bowie, Travis, The Chemical Brothers
2002 (28th – 30th June)
Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Stereophonics
2003 (27th – 29th June)
REM, Radiohead, Moby
2004 (25th – 27th June)
2005 (24th – 26th June)
The White Stripes, Coldplay, Basement Jaxx
2007 (22nd – 24th June)
Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who
2008 (27th – 29th June)
Kings of Leon, Jay Z, The Verve
2009 (26th – 28th June)
Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Blur
2010 (25th – 27th June)
Gorillaz, Muse, Stevie Wonder
2011 (24th – 26th June)
U2, Coldplay, Beyonce
2013 (28th – 30th June)
Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Mumford and Sons
2014 (27th – 29th June)
Arcade Fire, Metallica, Kasabian
2015 (24th – 28th June)
Florence and the Machine, Kanye West, The Who
2016 (22nd – 26th June)
Muse, Adele, Coldplay
2017 (21st – 25th June)
Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran
2019 (26th – 30th June)
Stormzy, The Killers, The Cure
2020 (18th March)
It was announced that the festival was cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
2021 (22nd January)
It was announced that the festival was cancelled for 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
2022 (22nd – 26th June)
Billie Eillish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar
The festival returned after two years’ absence with three Glastonbury headliners and two new records. Billie Eilish at 20 years old, the youngest ever solo headliner and Paul McCartney the oldest ever headliner at 80 years.


First published 2019; updated and republished June 24 2022 @ 10:53 am – Updated – [last-modified]

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2019 – 2022). Glastonbury Headliners Timeline 1970 – Present.

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