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Glastonbury 2023 line-up: Arctic Monkeys and Guns N' Roses join Sir Elton John as headliners

The bands will take to the Pyramid Stage at the festival this summer

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 14: Alex Turner singer member of the band Arctic Monkeys performs live on stage on November 14, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury. (Getty Images)

Arctic Monkeys and Guns N' Roses are to headline Glastonbury Festival this year, it has been confirmed.

The bands join Sir Elton John, who was already announced on the line-up.

All three acts will take to the Pyramid Stage at the festival in June, with Arctic Monkeys playing on the Friday night and Guns N' Roses entertaining the crowds on the Saturday.

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John will headline on the Sunday night, in what will be the final UK show of his farewell tour.

Axl Rose, lead singer of American rock band Guns N' Roses, performs with Slash at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark June 27, 2017. Picture taken June 27, 2017. Scanpix Denmark/Mads Joakim Rimer Rasmussen via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.
Guns N' Roses will play the Pyramid Stage. (Reuters)

Arctic Monkeys have played the festival before but US rockers Guns N' Roses will be making their Glasto debut.

They were expected to be on the bill after bassist Duff McKagan accidentally let the cat out of the bag on a radio show, saying: "Glastonbury is gonna be iconic."

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Other acts announced for the much-loved event include Lizzo, Blondie and Lana Del Rey.

Lil Nas X, Fatboy Slim, Raye and Nova Twins will also perform at the festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

John's slot was announced last year, and he said at the time that he "couldn’t be more excited".

Elton John performs in concert during his Diving Board Tour 2013 at the Verizon Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Sir Elton John is performing at Glastonbury. (Invision/AP)

"Every week I speak to new artists on my radio show and Glastonbury is often cited as a pivotal moment in launching their careers - the festival’s genuine, enthusiastic support for the best emerging talent is something I’ve long admired," he said on Instagram.

The Cold Heart singer added that his performance was "going to be emotional" as he thanked organiser Emily Eavis for having him.

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Glastonbury festival takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton in Somerset from 21 to 25 June this year.

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