Tems & Femi Kuti to Illuminate Glastonbury 2024 alongside Burna Boy

Glastonbury Festival, renowned for its eclectic lineup and historic performances, is set to dazzle audiences once again with the inclusion of Nigerian stars Tems and Femi Kuti, per bbc.com. They will join their compatriot Burna Boy, marking a significant presence for Nigerian artistes at this year’s festival. The announcement has stirred excitement as these artistes bring their unique sounds to Somerset, England, later this month.

Tems, the fast-rising pop sensation, has captured global attention with her debut album, blending soulful melodies with contemporary rhythms. Her inclusion in the Glastonbury lineup underscores her meteoric rise and the growing international appeal of Nigerian music. Tems is scheduled to perform on the Other Stage on Saturday, 29 June, promising a set that is sure to be a highlight for festival-goers.

Femi Kuti, a multiple Grammy Awards nominee and son of the legendary Fela Kuti, will bring his energetic Afrobeat performance to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday. Known for his dynamic stage presence and socially conscious lyrics, Kuti’s performance is anticipated to be both electrifying and thought-provoking, contributing to the festival’s diverse musical tapestry.

Headliners for the five-day event include pop powerhouse Dua Lipa, alternative rock giants Coldplay, and the soulful SZA, each bringing their unique flair to the iconic Pyramid Stage. Dua Lipa, making her first Glastonbury appearance since 2017, has expressed her excitement about the performance, aiming to create an intimate atmosphere for the massive crowd. Coldplay, headlining for a record fifth time, has hinted at special surprises for their Saturday night set, while SZA will close the festival on Sunday, delivering hits like “Saturn” and “Kill Bill.”

Country music legend Shania Twain will grace the Sunday teatime “legend” slot, bringing her iconic hits to the festival’s broad audience. Adding to the nostalgia, pop icon Cyndi Lauper will make her debut on the Pyramid Stage amidst her farewell tour, expected to be one of her final performances.

Other notable acts include dance music titans Disclosure and Justice, pop stars Jessie Ware and Sugababes, and acclaimed rapper Little Simz. The festival’s eclectic lineup ensures a blend of genres and artists, catering to a wide array of musical tastes.

In a touching tribute, the festival will honour the late BBC Radio 1 DJ and Glastonbury stalwart, Annie Nightingale, with a special set on the BBC Introducing Stage. This homage will feature BBC acts she mentored, celebrating her enduring legacy in the music industry.

Glastonbury 2024 promises to be a memorable event, with its rich lineup and historic performances. As always, fans can follow the festival live through comprehensive coverage on BBC radio, television, BBC Sounds, and iPlayer.

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