Glastonbury Festival 2022 – speculation is growing that Elton John could headline

Rocketman Elton John is embarking on his farewell world tour this year and next, and rumors that he’s been quietly lined up to play Glastonbury Festival just aren’t going to go away.

Speculation grew as the Watford legend revealed his tour dates, and it included a match at Bristol’s Ashton Gate stadium on the Wednesday of the Worthy Farm extravaganza week, and a gap for the weekend ahead .

But then he announced a one-off date at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on Friday night this weekend at the end of June 2022, and avid Glasto-watchers thought it was all set for a festival debut for Elton.

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But then Glastonbury announced singer Billie Eilish would headline this Friday night, with no other headliners for Saturday or Sunday yet to be confirmed.

And given that Elton John was in the country, on tour and free for the rest of this weekend after playing in London, speculation is swirling that he would still be up on the Pyramid stage – likely on Sunday. .

Remarkably, the Crocodile Rock singer has never played Pilton before and has revealed in interviews over the years that he doesn’t think he’s ever been asked. “I haven’t been asked, no,” he previously told BBC Radio 6’s Matt Everitt. music on the big stages, but it is an excellent springboard for young artists.

The hot favorites to headline Glasto 2022 are still Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, but there are still plenty of people who think Elton John is a dark horse for one of the slots. He’s on a farewell tour, so if Michael and Emily Eavis were thinking of booking him for the festival, even on the legends slot, now or never.

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Jan G. Gilbert