Every Glastonbury Festival headliner: all artists who've topped Pyramid Stage bill

From T. Rex to SZA - check out every headliner of the prestigious Pyramid Stage slot
Every Glastonbury Festival headliner

In its 54-year history, Glastonbury has played host to the world's most acclaimed musicians; from Adele to Arctic MonkeysStormzy to the late Sinéad O'Connor.

Since its inception in 1970 (then known as the Pilton Pop, Folk and Blues Festival), Glastonbury's coveted Pyramid Stage headline slot has become the ultimate accolade for any artist; a headline-grabbing spectacle of status truly cementing their place in the zeitgeist.

With Dua Lipa, SZA and Coldplay having headlined this year's festival, we thought we'd take a look back at every Glastonbury headliner ever.

How many of these headline sets do you remember?

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Every Glastonbury Festival headliner ever:

1970-1979 Glastonbury headliners:

  • 1970: T. Rex
  • 1971: Hawkwind, Traffic, Melanie
  • 1978: The Pirates, Pete Townshend
  • 1979: Tim Blake, Steve Hillage

1980-1989 Glastonbury headliners:

  • 1981: Hawkwind, Ginger Baker, New Order
  • 1982: Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, Roy Harper
  • 1983: UB40, Marillion, The Beat
  • 1984: The Smiths, Black Uhuru, Elvis Costello
  • 1985: Echo & the Bunnymen, Aswad, Joe Cocker
  • 1986: The Cure, Simply Red, The Housemartins
  • 1987: Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, The Communards
  • 1989: The Wonder Stuff, Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega

1990-1999 Glastonbury headliners:

  • 1990: The Cure, Sinead O'Connor, Happy Mondays
  • 1992: Carter USM, Shakespears Sister, The Shamen
  • 1993: The Orb, Lenny Kravitz, Velvet Underground
  • 1994: The Levellers, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders
  • 1995: Oasis, The Cure, Pulp
  • 1997: The Prodigy, Radiohead, Ash
  • 1998: Primal Scream, Blur, Massive Attack
  • 1999: R.E.M., Manic Street Preachers, Skunk Anansie
Oasis at Glastonbury

2000-2009 Glastonbury headliners:

  • 2000: David Bowie, Travis, The Chemical Brothers
  • 2002: Coldplay, Stereophonics, Rod Stewart
  • 2003: R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby
  • 2004: Oasis, Paul McCartney, Muse
  • 2005: The White Stripes, Coldplay, Basement Jaxx
  • 2007: Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who
  • 2008: Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, The Verve
  • 2009: Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Blur

2010-2019 Glastonbury headliners:

  • 2010: Gorillaz, Muse, Stevie Wonder
  • 2011: U2, Coldplay, Beyoncé
  • 2013: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons
  • 2014: Arcade Fire, Metallica, Kasabian
  • 2015: Florence and the Machine (replacing Foo Fighters), Kanye West, The Who
  • 2016: Muse, Adele, Coldplay
  • 2017: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran
  • 2019: Stormzy, The Killers, The Cure
Stormzy at Glastonbury

2020-present Glastonbury headliners:

  • 2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 2021: Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 2022: Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar
  • 2023: Arctic Monkeys, Guns N' Roses, Elton John
  • 2024: Dua Lipa, SZA and Coldplay

Articles images: Getty

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Coldplay have headlined 5 times?! Is there no one else available?