Glastonbury Festival reveals artist to play Legends slot

Diana Ross will be playing the Legends Slot at the Glastonbury Festival.

he American singer, 77, will perform on the Sunday of the 2022 edition of the event.

She joins previously announced headliner Billie Eilish on the bill at this year’s festival.

Ross said: “I’m so excited and grateful to finally know that I’ll be seeing you in Glastonbury on my UK Thank U Tour to celebrate my new album of songs on Sunday 26th June 2022.”

Glastonbury tweeted: “We are delighted to announce that @DianaRoss will be playing the Sunday Legends Slot on the Pyramid Stage at #Glastonbury2022.”

Festival organizer Emily Eavis added: “I am delighted to be able to let you know that the beautiful @DianaRoss will be playing @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 be reconfirmed for next year.”

Last week, Ross released his new album Thank You.

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Billie Eilish (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Billie Eilish (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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This year the festival held a five-hour live stream event featuring artists such as Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon.

Last year the festival was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary – but it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 lineup was due to names such as American star Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Sir Paul McCartney, with Ross set to play the legends slot.

Glastonbury will take place from June 22.

Jan G. Gilbert