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Four Tet announced for huge Block9 line-up at Glastonbury

This year Block9 will throw ‘a coming-of-age’ 16th birthday party as a celebration of ‘music, pride, freedom and underground culture’

By Hollie Geraghty

Four Tet performs live
Four Tet performs live (Picture: Alamy)

Four Tet, The Blessed Madonna, Underground Resistance and more have been announced on the Block9 line-up at Glastonbury Festival 2023.

Block9 will this year celebrate its 16th birthday at the Worthy Farm festival – which runs from June 21-25 – described as “a coming-of-age celebration of music, pride, freedom and underground culture” and a place for “freedom of expression in all its forms”.

Also on the line-up is Cakes da killa, Moxie, Gideon, Rick Wade, Eliza Rose, Dan Shake and many more.

Block9 will also once again feature a collaboration with Notting Hill Carnival following a successful partnership in 2022.

Take a look at the full line-up below.

“At Block9, we have always championed underground music, freedom and self-expression, and our 16th birthday feels the perfect occasion to celebrate our ‘coming-of-age’ with our Glastonbury family,” co-founders Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher said in a statement. “Block9’s 16th birthday party is a stand against right-wing populism, and a celebration of all things alt!”

Back in March, Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses were announced to join Elton John as headliners at this year’s festival.

Emily Eavis, the festival’s co-organiser, shared the news in an article discussing “pipeline” problems in light of the all-male headline bookings.

Other acts set to perform include LizzoBlondieFatboy SlimLewis CapaldiRina SawayamaLil Nas XLana Del ReyChristine and the QueensAlt-JRoyal BloodQueens of the Stone Age and many more.

Glastonbury has also renamed the John Peel Stage “Woodsies” and is set to introduce a new family-orientated area of the same name. “We’ve had 20 years of John Peel and it’s been an honour to use his name,” Eavis said.

The line-ups for number of other stages have also been announced, which you can view on the website

In other Glastonbury news, the festival has already booked one of two female headliners for its 2024 festival, according to Eavis.

Elsewhere, earlier this year Brian May doubled down on his attitude towards playing Glastonbury.

In 2019, the Queen guitarist told BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball that Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis “has frequently insulted me” and is “in favour of the badger cull, which I regard as a tragedy and an unnecessary crime against wildlife”.

He has since reaffirmed his stance. “Would I ever do it? ” he told The Sun. “No. As the man who runs it advocates killing badgers for no good reason and I could never level with that.”