SEVENTEEN to Make U.K. History as First K-pop Act to Perform at Glastonbury Festival

SEVENTEEN is set to break ground this summer in the U.K., where they’ll become the first K-pop act to perform on Glastonbury Festival’s main stage.

The group is booked for Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, joining a stacked bill that’s headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA and Shania Twain.

The five-day festival is set to take place June 26-30, 2024 at the Eavis’ Worthy Farm in Pilton, south-west England.

Also making their Glasto debuts are Avril Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper and Camila Cabello, while stars of rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic take their places in the lineup, from Idles to Burna Boy, Little Simz, The Last Dinner Party, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Janella Monae and more.

The grandaddy of U.K. music festivals, Glastonbury, staged on Michael Eavis’ milk farm, will welcome more than 210,000 party-goers this summer, a mass of humanity that’s greater than the population of Norwich or Oxford. Tickets sold out before the lineup was announced Thursday.

Girl group Blackpink smashed through the barricades when, in 2023, they became the first ever K-pop band to headline a U.K. festival, performing for 65,000 spectators at London’s BST Hyde Park.

CARATs will also get a chance to see SEVENTEEN on Continental European soil, when the pop group headlines Lollapalooza Berlin later this summer– also a first for a K-pop act.

Set for Sept. 7-8 at Olympiastadion and Olympiapark in the German capital, Lollapalooza Berlin’s bill also features Sam Smith, Martin Garrix, Burna Boy, The Chainsmokers, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Shirin David and CRO.

The performances are pay-back, of sorts. SEVENTEEN slated to visit Europe during their ODE TO YOU WORLD TOUR in 2020, but those shows were scrapped due to the pandemic.

SEVENTEEN is coming off a banner year, during which the group shifted 16 million combined album units worldwide, including their 10th mini album FML (April 2023) and follow up SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN (October 2023).

FML topped the IFPI’s Global Albums Chart, with 6.2 million combined copies worldwide, based on streams, downloads and physical sales during the calendar year 2023. The collection was the most pre-ordered LP in K-pop history, landing at No. 1 in South Korea and Japan, and debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and helping SEVENTEEN to No. 2 on the federation’s Global Artist Chart, behind Taylor Swift, confirming the 13-piece act as the most popular band on the planet last year.

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