It’s the biggest event on the UK musical calendar. And later this month, two legendary Ukrainian Eurovision acts will take to the stage at the iconic Glastonbury Music Festival — Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala and Eurovision 2020 and 2021 stars Go_A.
Jamala and Go_A at Glastonbury 2022
Jamala on Saturday 25 June
The “1944” singer will perform on the Toad Hall Stage in the early hours of Saturday morning. Her set runs from 02:00 to 03:00. Announcing the news of her appearance, Jamala wrote: “I will be closing the Toad Hall stage of the legendary British festival on June 25. Really looking forward to this show – to play with my band again, to perform new music. The line-up also includes Ukrainian artists Go-A and DakhaBrakha. 💙💛”.
Amid Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine, Jamala has become a Ukrainian cultural ambassador, travelling throughout Europe to sing for peace and humanitarian assistance. Her mission has seen her appear at national finals in Germany and Romania, join Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello and others for a TV fundraiser in Birmingham and perform at Eurovision preview events in Barcelona and Madrid.
Go_A on Saturday 25 June
The “Solovey” and “SHUM” hitmakers will take to the John Peel Stage at 11:30 on Saturday morning. They’ll play until 12:15. The band write: “It is a great honor for us that the Ukrainian song and our appeal to the world will be heard from the stage, which attracts the attention of the world’s largest media and viewers from all countries. We look forward to meeting you! Let’s create a music history together!”
Like Jamala, Go_A have been working hard to maintain awareness of the war in Ukraine. The band’s frontwoman Kateryna Pavlenko performed “Imagine” before an Italian Serie A football game in April. The group is also embarking on a European tour which includes dates in London, Helsinki and Rotterdam.
What is Glastonbury 2022?
Glastonbury is an almost annual music festival that takes place in Somerset, England. The world-famous event is attended by up to 200,000 people. Running from 23 to 26 June, it is Britain’s biggest festival, featuring over 3,000 performances across dozens of stages. This year’s headliners include Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar. Read the full line-up here.
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