Pop superstar joins Solange, Barry Gibb, the xx, Biffy Clyro, Stormzy and the Jacksons down on Worthy Farm

Glastonbury has announced its first swath of artists for this years festival at Worthy Farm from 21 -2 5 June, with 83 acts confirmed in addition to the three headliners, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Joining the headliners are a selection of pop and indie royalty Katy Perry builds her Glastonbury debut, and Barry Gibb is taking the Sunday teatime legend slot that outlined huge crowds for Dolly Parton in 2014 and Lionel Richie in 2015.

He is not the only legend on this years bill. The Jacksons make their Glastonbury debut, Chic return, country starring Kris Kristofferson will appear, and the Can Project featuring original Can members Irmin Schmidt and Malcolm Mooney will be joined by special guests including Thurston Moore.

Lorde, whose second album is due this spring, had teased an appearing during a Radio 1 interview, saying she did adoration a farm, and she will indeed be down at Worthy Farm. On a bill featuring plenty of notable female artists, she is joined by Solange, Laura Marling and Haim, among many others.

For those attempting brood darkness, the National and the xx produce the indie legions, with Warpaint, Sleaford Mods, Ride, Mark Lanegan and Alt-J also appearing. Boulder fans at a celebration that are commonly does not embrace the heavy get the chance to see Biffy Clyro and Royal Blood.

Grime day on the Silver Hayes stage was one of the highlights of last years festival, and that genre is strongly represented again this year, with appearances by Stormzy, Kano, Boy Better Know and grime godfathers Wiley and Dizzee Rascal.

Glastonbury 2017 poster Photograph: Glastonbury festival

Though there are no plans for Glastonbury to end, its future shape has been clouded by uncertainty. The event is due one of its regular fallow years in 2018, and Worthy Farms proprietor, Michael Eavis, has spoken of the possibility of alternative solutions event at a different website, called Variety Bazaar, possibly in 2019 or 2021.

Emily Eavis, the celebrations organiser, remains confident that Glastonbury will return to Worthy Farm in 2019. I think were most likely going to come back here in 2019 after the fallow time in 2018, she told the Guardian in January. Then 2020 is our 50 th anniversary. And 2021, we may then do a display somewhere else, which were calling the Variety Bazaar. But none of this is set in stone.

Michael Eavis has said the long-term plan is to put one over Variety Bazaar every fifth time, in Glastonburys fallow year.

Both Eavises as well as the 135,000 ticketholders, and the tens of thousands who work at the celebration will be hoping for more clement climate than last year, when heavy rain in the run-up to the event made problems in the car parks, with a spillover effect in accordance with the arrangements of massive traffic queues on the approaches to the website, as well as fields of dirt on the event itself. Many stages kicked off late on the opening day, as woodchips were dispersed to build the field at the front of the stage safe for fans. Eavis said of the conditions: Ive never seen mud like it in my whole life.

Full list of demonstrated acts

Foo Fighters
Ed Sheeran
The xx
The National
Biffy Clyro
Katy Perry
Barry Gibb
Royal Blood
Major Lazer
Boy Better Know
Run the Jewels
Laura Marling
Kris Kristofferson
The Jacksons
Emeli Sand
First Aid Kit
Aanderson. Paak and the Free Nationals
Toots and the Maytals
Father John Misty
The Flaming Lips
Dizzee Rascal
Annie Mac
Sleaford Mods
Kate Tempest
The Can Project
The Avalanches
Clean Bandit
George Ezra
Glass Animals
The Courteeners
DJ Shadow
London Grammar
Songhoy Blues
Little Dragon
Kaiser Chiefs
Wild Beasts
Angel Olsen
The Lemon Twigs
RagnBone Man
Craig David
Circa Waves
Future Islands
Ani DiFranco
Nadia Rose
British Sea Power
Mark Lanegan
The Moonlandingz
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes
The Cinematic Orchestra
Tove Lo
Sasha and John Digweed
Joe Goddard
Boys Noize
Kurupt FM
Declan McKenna
Loyle Carner
Lisa Hannigan
Martha Wainwright
All We Are
Girl Ray

  • This tale was revised on 30 March 2017, after Blossoms and Julia Jacklin were removed from the list of artists performing .

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