- 23 Jun 23
Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys has been cleared to headline Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage tonight
The Sheffield rock band cancelled a show at Dublin's Marlay Park on June 20, citing Turner's recent health issues. At their final show at London's Emirates stadium, Turner's voice appeared to fade as the evening progressed. The band released a statement saying they were "extremely sorry" to disappoint Irish fans, and all tickets would be refunded through Ticketmaster.
Please find statement from Arctic Monkeys.
“We are extremely sorry to announce the cancellation of Arctic Monkeys show at Marlay Park in Dublin tomorrow.
Alex is suffering from acute laryngitis, and following medical advice, has been ordered to rest.
Alex and the band apologise… pic.twitter.com/w0li31Wf9Q
— MCD Productions (@mcd_productions) June 19, 2023
Emily Eavis, who organises Glastonbury, confirmed this morning that the Arctic Monkeys would play the festival on June 23 as planned.
Emily Eavis confirms Arctic Monkeys will play Glastonbury tonight. "It was a little bit close there for a minute. We were thinking about whether we should have a serious back-up plan - but no, thankfully. They're on."
— Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop) June 23, 2023
This will mark the band's third time headlining the festival after spots in 2007 and 2013. The festival began on June 21 and will continue to June 26, featuring rock legends Guns N' Roses, and Elton John.
Other Irish acts performing include CMAT, The Murder Capital, Dermot Kennedy, OR:LA, Saoirse, The Mary Wallopers, John Francis Flynn, Glen Hansard, The Love Buzz, Acid Granny, Ezra Williams, Max Cooper, The Saw Doctors, Annie Mac, Gavin James, The Sharon Shannon Trio, Clare Sands, Gilbert O'Sullivan and Kettama.
Find the full line-up here.