Kendrick Lamar will lastly headline Glastonbury this weekend (Image: AFP through Getty Photographs)Sir Lenny Henry’s feedback concerning the lack of variety at Glastonbury opened a can of worms concerning the inclusion of Black, brown and Asian individuals on the prestigious music pageant.
After two years off as a result of pandemic, Glastonbury will return to its full glory this summer time with the messy, muddy and memorable antics as a consequence of start on Wednesday (if individuals can truly make it there amid the rail strikes).
It can see Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish and Sir Paul McCartney headline alongside the icon that’s Diana Ross claiming the Sunday legends slot.
Forward of this yr’s occasion, Sir Lenny mentioned he’s at all times ‘shocked’ on the lack of Black faces within the Glastonbury crowds, which is predominantly white.
‘It’s fascinating to look at Glastonbury and have a look at the viewers and never see any Black individuals there,’ Sir Lenny informed the Radio Occasions lately.
‘I’m at all times shocked by the shortage of Black and brown faces at festivals. I feel, “Wow, that’s nonetheless very a lot a dominant tradition factor”.’
Sir Lenny Henry opened up the dialogue about variety at Glastonbury (Image: Getty Photographs)Whereas the viewers could also be predominantly white, Glastonbury has made apparent efforts to diversify its line-up through the years, ever since Jay Z controversially headlined in 2008, opening the door for his spouse Beyonce, and rappers Kanye West and Stormzy in later years.
This yr’s line-up additionally affords a beautiful vary of Black and brown musicians within the fields of hip hop, R&B, pop and soul, so there’s one thing for everybody to get pleasure from.
Listed below are the acts to look at for a various Glastonbury…
Kendrick Lamar shall be headlining the Pyramid Stage for the primary time on Sunday. The Swimming Swimming pools rapper shall be serving up his most liked hits together with Humble, Cash Bushes, All The Stars and Alright, in addition to tracks from his newest album Mr Morale & The Massive Steppers.
Recent from her efficiency on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee live performance, the Supremes and Motown legend shall be blessing the Pyramid Stage with hits from her gorgeous again catalogue, together with classics reminiscent of Cease! In The Title of Love, I’m Coming Out and Ain’t No Mountain Excessive Sufficient.
Additionally coming from abroad to grace us with their presence shall be reggae legend Ziggy Marley, son of the late Bob Marley, whereas rapper AJ Tracey and newcomer Pleasure Crookes will fly the flag for Brits on the bottom.
Kendrick will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday (Image: Getty Photographs)
Diana Ross will take us on a visit down reminiscence lane together with her stellar again catalogue (Image: Rex Options)Kendrick Lamar – Sunday, 9:45pm
Diana Ross – Sunday, 4pm
Ziggy Marley – Friday, 12:15pm
AJ Tracey – Saturday, 4pm
Pleasure Crookes – Saturday, 1:15pm
Did somebody say Sizzling Lady Summer season? Sure as a result of Megan Thee Stallion shall be doing the honours of headlining the Different Stage on Saturday, bringing her hip-thrusting bops reminiscent of Savage, Physique and Thot S**t to Glasto.
Burna Boy and Tems shall be representing Nigerian expertise, whereas Lianne La Havas will hit the proper observe for hungover festival-goers on Sunday.
It’s a Sizzling Lady Summer season when Megan Thee Stallion’s on the town (Image: SplashNews.com)
Burna Boy shall be bringing pure Afrobeats vibes from Nigeria (Image: Getty Photographs)
Tems may even be flying the Naija flag (Image: Redfern)Megan Thee Stallion – Saturday, 10:30pm
Tems – Saturday, 1pm
Burna Boy – Saturday, 8:30pm
Skunk Anansie – Saturday, 2:15pm
Kojey Radical – Sunday, 11pm
Lianne La Havas – Sunday, 1:30pm
WEST HOLTS STAGE
The West Holts Stage shall be thriving with expertise with the likes of Little Simz, Leon Bridges and Celeste entertaining the plenty.
Nevertheless, a particular shout-out to legendary R&B woman group TLC who will take us on a visit down reminiscence lane to an easier time in music.
Little Simz shall be a spotlight on the West Holts Stage (Image: Getty Photographs)
Ghetts will headline the John Peel Stage on Saturday (Image: Getty Photographs)Little Simz – Friday, 10:15pm
TLC – Friday, 5:30pm
Leon Bridges – Saturday, 7pm
Celeste – Saturday, 5:30pm
Koffee – Sunday, 6:30pm
JOHN PEEL STAGE
Ghetts will undoubtedly be a spotlight on the John Peel Stage on Saturday, performing tracks from his newest hit album Battle of Curiosity. Becoming a member of him shall be up and coming rapper Enny, finest recognized for her music Peng Black Women, and Frontline rapper Pa Salieu.
Extra: Glastonbury Pageant
Ghetts – Saturday, 7:30pm
Enny – Saturday, 12:30pm
Pa Salieu – Saturday, 6:30pm
Glastonbury 2022 takes place from June 22-26. For these not capable of attend in individual, they’ll tune into the motion from dwelling with stay protection of Glastonbury as per set to be aired throughout BBC TV, radio and iPlayer throughout the pageant.
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