Soul star Diana Ross is set to perform during the “legend slot” on Sunday, June 28, at next year’s Glastonbury Festival. She is the first singer to be confirmed for this legendary festival edition, which turns 50 years old next year.
The singer celebrated the event and shared her joy on social media: “To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you. Every concert feels like a private party. I can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love”.
The Sunday afternoon slot is one of the most popular ones, with millions of viewers every year. Tickets for the festival sold out in 34 minutes when they went on sale on Sunday, even though new tickets will be released in the following months. This is a record for the festival, and it’s unbelievable, considering that tickets cost only one pound at its first edition 50 years ago.
The diva has numerous hits in her repertoire, from 1960s Supremes classics to such 1980s hits as “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out”. According to bookmakers, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac and Oasis will likely join her at the festival, but news hasn’t been confirmed. On the other hand, Abba have denied rumours about a future performance.
While names of potential singers are coming out in the last few hours, fans’ hype is increasing and we look forward to enjoying the festival next year.