Whispers circulating that Roxy Music are set to play the coveted Teatime Legends Slot at Glastonbury 2023
Roxy Music have been added to the Rumour Mill and positioned as the top contender for playing the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot at Glastonbury Festival next summer.
The band recently reunited for their first live shows since 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of their 1972 self-titled debut album.
Whispers of a possible Glastonbury performance started circling the web this morning (Friday, 9th September), after a couple of posts were published on the eFestivals forums website.
The posts (seen below), pertaining to some apparent inside information “from a very reliable source”, say that Roxy Music are set to play the Legends Slot at Glastonbury 2023.
The posts were then followed by a tweet from the official eFestivals Twitter account which read: “I’m hearing that Roxy Music will do the Legends Slot at next year’s Glastonbury” – while adding the obligatory caveat: “Like all rumours, it might be wrong but I don’t think it is.”
As always, at this point in time, this is all just hearsay and speculation and we shall have to wait on the offical announcement if and when it comes.
That said, eFestivals has a long history of being on the mark when it comes to Glastonbury insight – as back in 2021 it was the first site to call Billie Eilish as being one of the possible headliners for Glastonbury 2022, prior to the official announcement.
Other names currently spinning in the Rumour Mill for 2023 include Spice Girls, Arctic Monkeys and Elton John.
The popular Legends Slot, also known as Glastonbury’s fourth headliner, traditionally takes place on the Pyramid Stage at around 4pm on the final day (Sunday) of the Festival and is usually reserved for heritage acts.
Previous ‘legends’ to play the coveted slot include Diana Ross in 2022, Kylie Minogue in 2019, Barry Gibb in 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO in 2016 and Lionel Richie in 2015.
Roxy Music frontman, Bryan Ferry, played the Saturday night headline slot on the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury Festival as a solo artist back in 2014 – which is now available to watch in the video below.
Glastonbury 2022 was brought to a close on Sunday (26 June) by headliner Kendrick Lamar who closed the Pyramid Stage that night.
Lamar’s performance came after the Festival made history with both the youngest-ever headliner in Gen-Z, icon Billie Eilish, and the oldest-ever headline in Sir Paul McCartney, both playing a pandemic-delayed 50th birthday bash for the greatest music festival in the world – three years after the last instalment took place in 2019.
During his historic headline performance, Macca wowed the crowds with a show-stopping setlist which included surprise guest appearances from both Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as well as American-born star Bruce Springsteen.
Other highlights included Diana Ross commanding a mammoth crowd at her Sunday teatime Legends Slot.
The Motown soul singer treated the crowd to a selection of classics including ‘I’m Coming Out’, ‘Baby Love’, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’ and at the conclusion of ‘Chain Reaction’ pink confetti was launched from the Pyramid Stage.
2022 saw one of the fastest Glastonbury clean-ups in the event’s history, with the first of the cows being spotted back in the fields on Monday, the 4th of July.
Campers started packing up their belongings and leaving the Festival site on a chilly Monday morning (27th June), as the Glastonbury clean-up litter picking army was already deep-dug down into work on returning Worthy Farm to its natural clean and rubbish-free status in preparation for the next edition of the Festival.
The five-day event was watched by a record number of people on the BBC’s digital platforms – as streams on iPlayer more than doubled compared to 2019.
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.
The first wave of Glastonbury 2023 tickets traditionally goes on sale in October, which is then usually followed by a resale of any unpaid or cancelled tickets sometime in the Spring (March/April).
In addition to the ticket sales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.
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