Glastonbury Festival: Calling legends since 1998 – from Tony Bennett to Barry Gibb

The revelation that octogenarian piano maestro Herbie Hancock will be sharing his super cool jazzy vibes live at Worthy Farm this year adds yet another name to the eclectic list of iconic veteran performers that the Glastonbury Festival has brought us over the years.

Now 81, American star Herbie is a multiple Grammy award winner who has influenced countless musicians around the world with his experimental approach spanning a multitude of genres, from acoustic and electronic jazz to RnB.

Her appearance, along with Diana Ross in the Sunday afternoon slot Pyramid, will add to the already impressive catalog of unique virtuoso artists who have graced the festival’s main stages since the late 1990s.

We’ve brought them all together in our special photo gallery below for a trip down memory lane. Which of these classic sets did you see at Glastonbury?

All of these artists began their careers in the Swinging Sixties; some are vigorous and hearty and continue to play to this day, while others are sadly no longer with us. See the year they played and one of their classic tunes for a good old Glastonbury groove or sing along in the captions.

Is there anyone missing from the list? And which legendary artist would you like to see perform at the festival in the future?

For more great pictures from the past take a look at and see what you can discover

Jan G. Gilbert