Madonna, Coldplay, Dua Lipa set to headline next edition of Glastonbury festival

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LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 5 (IANS): The Glastonbury festival is set to feature two female headliners for the first time in its history next year as legendary US pop star Madonna takes to the stage alongside Dua Lipa and Coldplay.

These three huge acts will headline the world-famous Pyramid Stage, with Madonna bringing the main stage to a close on Sunday night, reports Dua Lipa is expected to headline on Friday while Coldplay will perform on Saturday.

"It’s the dream line-up, a brilliant mix of different music and different atmospheres. Then, of course, you have Madonna on the final night, which will be epic," an insider told the Mail. Madonna has never performed at Glastonbury while it will be Dua Lipa's first headline performance at the iconic festival.

Meanwhile, Coldplay are very family with the festival, having headlined four times before in 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2016.

Speaking about next year's festival last month, organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, revealed that a legendary US star's team got in touch to confirm they were available.

She said, quoted by "2024 is still a little up in the air, and I thought it was taking shape, then last week I just got a call, and this is what happens if you wait a little longer, because often we’ll be booked up from July. This year we’re holding out for a little bit longer and last week I got a call from a really big American artist saying this person’s around next year, and I was like, 'Oh my God, this is incredible.' Thank God we held the slot."

"It is difficult with female artists because there aren’t enough headliners. But we’re also creating them. We’re putting the bands and female artists on smaller stages and bringing them through all the time. And who knows? Next year we might get two. And certainly, I can say that the Legend is female", she added.