Diana Ross is the first major act confirmed for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary
Diana Ross is set to play the Sunday teatime “Legends” slot at Glastonbury 2020 – This will mark the Motown icon’s first-ever performance at the festival.
Glastonbury Festival officials revealed the news this morning (October 10), via Twitter, saying: “We are delighted to announce that @DianaRoss will play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2020.”
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 10, 2019
Festival organiser, Emily Eavis said: “I am delighted to say that one of the all-time greats, the wonderful Diana Ross, is coming to Glastonbury to play the Sunday legend slot on the Pyramid next year.”
I am delighted to say that one of the all-time greats, the wonderful Diana Ross, is coming to Glastonbury to play the Sunday legend slot on the Pyramid next year.
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) October 10, 2019
“This is a dream come true,” Ross said. “ To all the fans across the world, this is my tribute to you. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love. ”
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) October 10, 2019
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The festival’s Sunday afternoon slot is generally one of the biggest draws of the weekend. 2019 saw Kylie Minogue make take to the iconic Pyramid Stage 14 years after she was due to headline in 2005, a performance that was cancelled when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Kylie’s performance went on to become the most-watched Glastonbury performance of all time on the BBC, with 3.9 million viewers tuning in, dethroning Ed Sheeran who previously held the record of 3.1 million viewers for his 2017 headline slot.
Ross will follow in a long line of big-name stars who have performed at the 4pm show, including the likes of Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Tony Bennett and Dame Shirley Bassey.
Despite the fact that the full line-up has yet to be released – General Admission tickets for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020 have sold out in just 33 minutes, with coach + ticket packages selling out in 27 minutes.
Apart from the chance for fans to get tickets for Glastonbury 2020 in the April resales, there is currently also an offer in a competition by Waterstones to mark the release of the ‘Glastonbury 50’ book.
Following Glastonbury‘s ticket sell-out, the festival has launched a rare and special opportunity for those without tickets to get their hands on a pair. There are 50 pairs of tickets up for grabs right now which will be sold by ballot, to commemorate the 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival.
Meanwhile – Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, has already confirmed Wolf Alice will be on the Glastonbury 2020 bill, and Supergrass are rumoured to make an appearance after reforming to play this year’s Pilton Party.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.