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News March 7, 2022

Amyl And the Sniffers, Confidence Man lead stacked Aussie presence at Glastonbury Festival

Amyl And the Sniffers, Confidence Man lead stacked Aussie presence at Glastonbury Festival

The unveiling of a Glastonbury Festival line-up is a celebration, one that’s scrutinised in the same granular detail as sci-fi anoraks when they pick apart a new Star Wars spinoff.

This year’s event is diverse, its stacked with thrills, oohs and aahs, and its loaded with talent from these parts.

The presence of Australian and Kiwi acts on the Glasto bill this time is greater than any in recent memory, with a batch of rising talents and award-winning veterans from both sides of the Tasman getting the callup.

Punk champions Amyl And the Sniffers and cut ‘n’ paste legends The Avalanches are billed on the second-row — ok, yes, it’s alphabetically organised — just behind headliners Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross.

Also added to the bill is Brisbane electronic-popsters Confidence Man, AMP and ARIA Award winner Courtney Barnett, ARIA Hall of Famers Crowded House, NZ superstar Lorde, and two-time AMP winner Sampa The Great.

Feedback on this year’s bill has been overwhelming positive, though good vibes won’t get you a ticket. Glastonbury Festival is a makeup for the 2020 edition, which was then rolled into 2021, also canceled.

Tickets have been sold out for years.

The iconic event, held on Michael Eavis’ dairy farm in Somerset, south west England, is arguably the most famous festival in the U.K. or Europe.

When it launched back in 1970, guests received a swig of milk with their ticket, which cost just £1.

Today, the event is a blockbuster which entertains more than 150,000 punters. When they leave the site, the dairy cows return.

Glastonbury 2022 will run from June 22-26. 

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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