Glastonbury singer issues defiant response as they break silence on 2024 line-up backlash: 'What’s all the fuss?'

Caity Baser

Caity Baser has spoken out about the Glastonbury line-up

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Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams


Published: 24/06/2024

- 17:49

Glastonbury fans were left let down when Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA were announced as the headliners for this year's festival

Glastonbury singer and rising star Caity Baser has broken her silence on the festival line-up this year after thousands of fans complained over the headliners - with some threatening to boycott the festival.

Country star Shania Twain will be filling the coveted Sunday legends slot, whilst the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, 80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Keane, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Paloma Faith and Disclosure are also set to perform.


The announcement was made on the festival's official X account and said: “Here is the first Glastonbury Festival 2024 line-up poster. Many more acts and attractions are still to be announced.

“Tickets for this year’s Festival are sold out, but our prize draw for 20 pairs is raising emergency funds to support people affected by conflict.

“Thinking about what to wear already and tell me, what should we sing together?! Let’s make history with this ultimate dream performance!! @glastonbury.”

Festivalgoers have been waiting months for the 2024 line-up - the longest time in 17 years - with the event selling out within an hour after tickets went on sale in November.

Caity Baser

Caity shot to stardom after her TikTok's went viral

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Many fans expressed their disappointment on their social media - which has now led to singer Baser, 21, to issue a statement to the naysayers and defiantly say: "Don’t go then.

"Why do you care? I have never looked at a line-up for a festival and gone 'Oh that sh*t'. I don’t care [who is playing] like I’m going to go and enjoy. Also, Sza, what? She’s been my number-one listened-to artist since I was like 12.

"I love her so much! And Coldplay? What do you mean? It’s Shania Twain. What more do you want?" she told the Metro.

The Pretty Boys hitmaker added: "People need to chill out and I guarantee you when they’re there they’ll go 'aw that was sick'. What’s all the fuss about?"

Baser first found fame with her music on TikTok, with the last year of her career skyrocketing in popularity and recently performing at Capital Summertime Ball before heading to Worthy Farm.

She’s the penultimate performer at Glastonbury on the Avalon Stage on Sunday, a prestigious spot ahead of 00s icons The Feeling.

Despite being the UK’s biggest festival, Glastonbury isn’t intimidating to the Brighton-based singer, who added to the same publication: "I just write in the way that I would speak.

"Of course, some people aren’t gonna like me and the way I wear a dress or the way that I talk about things — but that’s fine.

Caity Baser

Caity told people not to come if they didn't like the bands then not to come

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"It’s like when people are moaning about the lineup this year. There are so many people that are so excited, everybody has a preference. That’s what music is.

"It’s interpretation and it’s opinion but I think once you just get over that and realise that if you like it, then it’s fine. There will be someone else who likes it too."

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