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Here are the Irish bands playing Glastonbury this weekend

Here are the Irish bands playing Glastonbury this weekend

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The big festival in Worthy Farm is back and we are flying the flag for music from Ireland at Glastonbury once again.

Headliners this year include SZA, Coldplay and Dua Lipa with the last two being livestreamed globally, but any Glasto veteran knows that the topline acts are usually the least interesting on the bill.

Recommendations? The lineup is extensive of course, but I’d be excited to see: LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Confidence Man, The Last Dinner Party, Jamie xx, Jessie Ware, Noname, Justice, Kim Gordon, Arooj Aftab, Mount Kimbie, Kara Jackson, Optimo, Charli XCX presents PartyGirl, Porij, and dozens more I won’t list for fear of making myself jealous for not being there.

Lankum. Photo: Sorcha Frances Ryder.
Lankum play Glastonbury this year. Photo: Sorcha Frances Ryder.

On the Irish front, Kneecap, The Mary Wallopers, Lankum, Kojaque, Bicep, Fontaines D.C., NewDad, Sprints and Caleb Kunle are among those making the trip.

And for novelty factor, the internet sensation Fish56Octogan is playing three sets there, Confidence Man are hosting their DJ night Active Scenes while Daniel Avery is doing an ElectroClash set.


The full list of Irish acts playing Glastonbury

We’ve been keeping a list of the Irish acts who are playing the festival each year for a few years now with last year featuring 28 acts, and 2022 featuring 27 acts in total. This year features 27 Irish acts.

Here’s a list of Irish acts in case you’re heading.

See Also

  • Kneecap
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • NewDad
  • Annie Mac
  • The Mary Wallopers
  • Lankum
  • Problem Patterns
  • Caleb Kunle
  • Dervish
  • The Burma
  • Ryan McMullan
  • The Scratch
  • Kingfishr
  • Sprints
  • Pillow Queens
  • Kojaque
  • Sally C
  • Orla
  • Saoirse
  • Max Cooper
  • Bicep
  • Kettama
  • Cormac
  • Moya Brennan
  • Banyah
  • Fizz

See the full list of acts playing.

There’s always more than the official list playing but this is who I’ve seen listed so far, you can always drop me a line at [email protected] if you know of any I missed or via Twitter or Insta.


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