The American singer and actress will play the Pyramid Stag’s Sunday Legends Slot at Glastonbury 2022
Glastonbury has now officially confirmed Diana Ross as the Sunday legends slot at Glastonbury 2022 and will finally be playing the legendary festival two years after she was due to take to the Pyramid Stage at the cancelled 2020 event.
Breaking the news via its official social channels this evening at 16:59 (November 9), Glastonbury said in the post: “We are thrilled to announce that Diana Ross will play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2022”.
We are thrilled to announce that @DianaRoss will play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at #Glastonbury2022 pic.twitter.com/bhl7u7OmAH
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) November 9, 2021
Glastonbury organiser, Emily Eavis said: “I’m thrilled to be able to let you know that the magnificent Diana Ross is coming to play at Glastonbury next summer. We were so excited to book such a legend for Glastonbury 2020 and are so happy that she’s the first to re-confirm for next year.”
I’m thrilled to be able to let you know that the magnificent @DianaRoss is coming to play at @glastonbury next summer. We were so excited to book such a legend for Glastonbury 2020 and are so happy that she’s the first to re-confirm for next year. pic.twitter.com/lgQGm3YxFi
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) November 9, 2021
Diana Ross said: “I’m so excited and grateful to finally know that I’ll be seeing you at Glastonbury while on my UK Thank U Tour celebrating my new album of songs! See you at Glastonbury on Sunday, June 26, 2022”
I’m so excited and grateful to finally know that I’ll be seeing you at #Glastonbury while on my UK Thank U Tour celebrating my new album of songs! See you at @glastonbury on Sunday, June 26, 2022 ✨ #dianarossthankyou pic.twitter.com/uf3TS5uS44
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) November 9, 2021
The Sunday TeaTime Legends Slot – which is often seen as the Festival’s ‘unofficial fourth headliner’ – has previously seen performances from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Tony Bennett and Dame Shirley Bassey.
As of the time of writing, Ms. Ross is the second artist to be officially announced by Glastonbury to be playing the 2022 edition of the Festival, with the first being Billie Eilish who was officially confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2022 and will be taking to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night, which will make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.
2022 will see Glastonbury Festival return to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019, and with the cancellation of both the 2020 and 2021 events due to the coronavirus crisis, one could speculate that a lot of the acts which had been booked for 2020 will roll over to 2022 – As Festival founder Michael Eavis hinted back in August that the “big names” who were set to play at Glastonbury in 2020 are being lined up for next year’s event.
Meanwhile, the first line-up taster for Glastonbury 2022 will probably not be unveiled by the Festival’s officials until the end of March/beginning of April, with the full line-up usually being unveiled towards the end of May.
That being said, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements, by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
The most recent big-scale artists added to the Glasto rumour mill include Queens of the Stone Age and Elton John.
Additionally, Crowded House have confirmed themselves for a performance at the 2022 event, and Noel Gallagher said he will be up for playing if asked.
You can view our updated list of all the latest line-up rumours here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022