Fanny Lumsden To Play UK’s Iconic Glastonbury Festival

19 April 2023 | 11:38 am | Mallory Arbour

This year’s headliners include Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John!

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Fanny Lumsden will be joining a host of international artists at the iconic Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, England.

She shared on social media, “I cannot believe I get to say this… but we are playing GLASTONBURY this June. Catch us on Avalon Stage ay the Field of Avalon! It’s a long way from Tallimba NSW!!

She later posted, “Did I mention we are playing Glastonbury? Oh, I did? Well, here it is again. beeeeb!”

Running from June 21-25, the festival is attended by roughly 200,000 across four days and raises millions of dollars for charity. This year’s festival will support Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace and other worthy causes including the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.

As well as Lumsden, artists gracing the Avalon Stage include Fisherman’s Friends, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, Melanie C, Will Young, Xavier Rudd and more.

Additional artists include the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John, Lizzo, Lana Del Ray, Lil Nas X, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Måneskin, The Chicks and more gracing over 100 stages and areas. Many more acts and attractions are still to be announced.

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Raised on a farm in western NSW, 600km from the nearest City, Lumsden grew up riding horses, helping out on the farm and living a seemingly idyllic Aussie Country upbringing with her family. Music was a big part of the Lumsden household with everyone playing instruments and singing and there was never any doubt that she was a born show pony.

She released her third album, fallow on March 13, 2020. Recorded throughout the blistering 2019/2020 summer amidst the disruption of the devastating bushfires and released on the day the music industry shut down due to COVID, the album was embraced by the public, supportive radio and critics, winning Lumsden many accolades including an ARIA Award for 'Best Country Album', 5 x Golden Guitars and AIR 'Country Album of the Year'.

fallow & Variations was released on March 11, 2022, and features reinterpretations of its 12-song catalogue. The album saw Lumsden, Dan Stanley Freeman and several guests head back into the studio, with Matt Fell back at the helm, to show another side to fallow.

Lumsden said of the album, “I feel like there was so much more to explore with fallow, that often you get to experience out sharing the songs and stories with people face to face, however due to the fact that touring was stilted so many times, we had to find different ways to tell the stories and explore the songs a little more. It feels a little exciting and a little, almost akin to relief, to share the songs in a different way.”

Across her career, she has an ARIA Award (+ 2 other ARIA nominated Albums) and 8x CMAA Golden Guitars. Additionally, she has her own label – Red Dirt Road Records, podcast and line of baby earmuffs.


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