Brits calling for a Royal Performance: Public eyeing Regal Acts for Glastonbury Stage

Queen, Prince and even the King himself (yes, Elvis) among Britain’s top choices in vote for who they would like to see headline at Glastonbury.

Ipsos Glastonbury Headliners Poll 2024
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Following the announcement of this year’s headline acts at the iconic Glastonbury festival, Ipsos Observer decided to turn to the Great British Public to ask who they’d most like to see take to the famous Pyramid Stage. 

Using our fast-turnaround online omnibus research service, we asked the nation to tell us their dream acts, dead or alive, and then took the most popular spontaneously mentioned acts – including those who would be entertaining us from beyond the grave - and asked the public to vote on which acts they’d most like to see. 

The music-loving nation appears to be (Radio) Ga Ga for Queen, with a third (33%) of those polled saying they’d like this act headline. The Beatles twisted and shouted to second-spot (18%), and Michael Jackson moonwalked in to third place (16%). Also among the top answers were acts that would make Glastonbury into a rather royal rendezvous, with those Dancing Queens ABBA (15%), King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis (14%) and Prince, the Purple One himself (7%) among the acts that Brits mentioned when asked who they’d like to see play.

Look at the full list of headline acts and and see if your favourite act/artist makes the stage!



Technical note

Ipsos interviewed a representative quota sample of 2,180 adults aged 16-75 in the United Kingdom using its online i:omnibus between 16th – 19th February 2024. The sample obtained is representative of the population with quotas on age, gender, region and working status.

The data has been weighted to the known offline population proportions for age, working status and social grade within gender, and for government office region and education, to reflect the adult population of the United Kingdom. All polls are subject to a wide range of potential sources of error.

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