It’s official: Supremes star Diana Ross will be performing at the Glastonbury Festival for the first time next year.
The Mirror last week recounted how the legendary 77-year-old “answered the call” to return to the UK next summer – and left a telling void in her thank you tour schedule during the festival in next june.
It was originally scheduled to play the popular festival legends slot machine on Sunday afternoon on the 50th anniversary of the event in 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
Diana said: “I am so excited and grateful to finally know that I will see you in Glastonbury on my Thank U UK tour to celebrate my new album of songs on Sunday June 26, 2022.”
Festival Patron Emily Eavis said: “I am delighted to be able to announce that the magnificent Diana Ross will be playing at Glastonbury next summer.
“We were so excited to book such a legend for Glastonbury 2020 and are so happy that she is the first to reconfirm for next year.”
With the rumor that Taylor Swift will be a “reconfirmed” act next year, it might be telling that Emily points out that Diana is the “first” in the 2020 lineup to sign up for next year …
Adele was suggested to be another headline contender, which would make an all-female lineup with Billie Eilish confirmed on Friday night’s cover.
But Sir Paul McCartney – who was also due to perform in 2020 – and Sir Elton John are also suggested to show up at Worthy Farm.
Diana said last week that she looks forward to doing her thank you tour on the road next June.
“The audience is really the exciting part for me on the show,” said Diana – whose catalog includes I’m Coming Out, Endless Love and You Can’t Hurry Love with the Supremes. “There is always a connection that I feel when I’m on stage. I like being able to look outside and see the faces.
“When you look at me, I look at you too.
“It’s really all about give and take. It’s you and me. It’s us together. It’s never me alone. My musicians with me are my family away from home. It is a blessing this work.
Diana, who has sold 100 million records worldwide, released a new single I Feel Blessed last week, and also stars in her first music video in over a decade for another track All is Well.
The Mirror revealed that she was inspired to record her first new album in 15 years, also titled Thank You, after reading inspirational quotes from Winnie the Pooh.
“I’m so excited to be on stage again – the energy you feel, the ability to connect with an audience,” Diana continues. “Magic lifts me up. In fact, I feel like I’m levitating, floating around the room, near people.
“I like to perform all the songs I select. I love watching the audience.
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