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Glastonbury fans react to Russell Crowe being added to 2024 line-up

Glastonbury fans have been reacting to news that Russell Crowe will be performing at this year’s festival.

Crowe announced the news himself online today (April 12). Sharing a poster of his act ‘Russell Crowe’s Garden Part’ on X/Twitter that said “we’re playing Glastonbury,” Crowe tweeted: “For those of you watching and waiting for tour dates, we will be adding more soon. In the meantime there’s this…”

It comes as Glastonbury is now starting to announce individual stage line-ups with the acoustic stage that Crowe is playing today being the first. The official 2024 line-up for Glastonbury was shared last month – with Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA set to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage this summer, while Shania Twain will perform in the legends slot on the Sunday.

The line-ups for the remainder of the stages around the festival site are set to be announced in the run-up to this year’s event – including many new names added to the bill. You can check out the first wave of artists added to the 2024 edition here.

You can see some of the reaction to Crowe playing the festival here:

 

 

Back in March, Crowe announced that his ‘Indoor Garden Party’ would be returning to the UK and Ireland this summer.

The Gladiator actor’s gigs will kick off at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on July 1. From there, Crowe will make his way to Warrington, Paris, London and Leeds, before wrapping up at Eden Court in Inverness on July 26.

Opening support will come from Lorraine O’Reilly at all dates. Visit here to purchase tickets and check out the full list of tour dates below.

Russell Crowe’s ‘Indoor Garden Party’ 2024 UK and Ireland dates are: 

JULY
1 – Dublin, Gaiety Theatre
4 – Warrington, Parr Hall
6 – Paris La Cigale (France)
24 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
25 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
26 – Inverness, Eden Court

The actor’s Indoor Garden Party first began back 2009, when Crowe performed outside a London Pub owned by the late talk show icon Michael Parkinson. It has continued ever since.

Crowe’s backing band, The Gentlemen Barbers, consists of musicians he’s been working with between film shoots over the last four years. The band is comprised of drummer Dave kelly, trumpeter Stewart Kirwan, pianist Stu Hunter, guitarist Christ Kamzelas and bassist James Hazelwood.

Speaking on is return to the UK and Ireland, Crowe shared: “[It’s] an event, a band, a happening. It’s fluid. The personnel changes, but it’s always big. It’s like a festival where I gather people I admire, musicians and storytellers, and we put on a show,” (per Stereoboard).

“There’s an attitude about this band,” he continued. “It’s got a groove. We do a lot of story songs, but we also know we are here to blow out the cobwebs and give the audience a good night.”

Earlier this week, it was reported that this year’s edition of Glastonbury has seen the “highest percentage of ticket balances paid ever”, meaning there will be “very limited” tickets available in the re-sale. You can find out more information about Glastonbury 2024 and the re-sale here, and look back at NME‘s highlights from Glasto 2023 here.

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