Glastonbury 2024 : The Hip/Hop Rap Acts That Shone At Worthy Farm

Harvey Marwood

By Harvey Marwood

Harvey Marwood

2 Jul 2024

Glastonbury 2024 proved to be a musical haven, with a lineup that transcended genres and captivated audiences across the iconic festival grounds. Among the plethora of sensational performances and wide array of genres on show, here at Mixtape Madness we checked out some of the best sets on offer from those that fall into the hip/hop rap category, and here’s a look inside their performances.

Little Simz

“My name is Little Simz and see you next time at the Pyramid.” These were Little Simz‘s closing words during her Glastonbury 2022 West Holt headline set – taking to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday evening before Coldplay, Little Simz returned to Glastonbury with a bigger slot, proving exactly why she’s one of the best in the business.

The Mercury & BRIT Award-Winning rapper showcased a wide range of her discography since arising in the scene back in 2014, including tracks from “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” and “NO THANK YOU” alongside her largely popular 2018 single “101 FM”. Proving that music with substance will always stand the test of time, attendees gathered in their thousands to witness yet another iconic performance at Glastonbury.

Headie One

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Fresh from releasing a Mad About Bars on Mixtape Madness and with his brand album released on the day of his performance, Headie One took to the Other Stage on Friday afternoon to offload a fantastic hour of drill and UK rap. The standout track had to be the performance of his track “Memories” which features Sampha, a perfect representation of Headie further levelling up his artistry to create tracks with more longevity.

A performance that carried the torch for drill musicians with Headie One the only act on the lineup to originate from the genre, the evolvement of his career and ability to free-roam new innovative soundscapes within rap shone through in this set.


Known for his emotionally charged rap approach and ability to touch on a wide array of sensitive topics within his music, Songer proved his rating with a great set on the Greenpeace stage. From the moment Songer stepped on stage, the atmosphere crackled with anticipation. The area was filled way before the Reading-based prodigy even stepped on stage; when he came out his commanding presence and magnetic charisma reverberated through the stage area and charged up the audience into encapsulation.

Having been heavily praised for his lyrical eloquence that explores topics of sentimental depth such as mental health and personal loss, the setlist showcased his ability to balance playful baselines with profound and deeply personal narratives.  Songer also notably brought out special guest KiLLOWEN to perform alongside him to perform his new track “Top Bins”, a rising name within the UK alternative rap space.

The Streets

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One of the most influential bands within the British and International music industry, Mike Skinner’s band are an undeniable pioneer of the refined sounds of UK Rap, Garage and everything in between. Taking to the Other Stage on Saturday evening, the sun was shining ‘Glasto-goers’ turned up in their numbers to witness one of the most intuitive bands of this century. Performing the band’s greatest tracks such as “Dry Your Eyes”, “Has It Come To This”, “Fit But You Know It” and “Blinded By The Lights”, The Street’s also brought out special guest Master Peace to perform their collaboration track “Wrong Answers Only”.

D Block Europe

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The meteoric rise of D Block Europe is undeniable, and the duo have steadily established their name as one of the most highly respected and credible groups that have come out of the UK industry in the last decade. Coming through to perform on The Other Stage on Friday evening, the duo played a variety of their hit tracks including Overseas, Kitchen King, Elegant and Gang and brought out special guest Aitch to perform their track UFO. A showcase of rap excellence and melodic, infectious and catchy tracks, D Block Europe


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One of the most well-respected and legendary grime artists of our time, Ghetts pulled up at The Park Stage on Sunday afternoon, appearing with a range of special guests to make the performance an all-timer. Playing a range of his discography, the grime rapper brought out iconic vocalist Sampha to the stage to perform “Double Standards” as well as Kano and Wretch 32 to perform “Mount Rushmore”, bringing the best of gritty and powerful rap to Worthy Farm.

Glastonbury proved once again to be a haven for the best rap talent around the world, and the representation for the UK scene in the above artists has done nothing but great things for the music industry.