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Stevie Nicks teases announcement amid Glastonbury 2023 Legends Slot speculation

Stevie Nicks teases announcement amid Glastonbury 2023 Legends Slot speculation

The Fleetwood Mac legend has shared a cryptic message in preparation for some sort of announcement due Monday

UPDATE SECTION:
Since the publishing of this article, Stevie Nicks announced a string of dates for her US tour – making it quite unlikely for her to play the Legends Slot at this year’s Festival

Stevie Nicks‘ name has now entered the Glastonbury 2023 Rumour Mill as one of the contenders for being this year’s Legends Slot performer at the Worthy Farm event – set to run from the 21st to the 25th of June.

Fans started expressing their vehement desire for the Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter to play Glastonbury Festival’s coveted Teatime Slot after a cryptic post was shared via her official social channels yesterday (21st January).

The post (seen below), features an 18-second long video of a silhouetted figure being unveiled on a dark black backdrop, standing under stage lights and surrounded by gold dust – accompanied by the simple message: “Details Monday”.

Some fans on Twitter have pointed out that the anticipated revelation due tomorrow (Monday, 23rd January) could be the announcement of dates for a full-on tour schedule after global entertainment company, Live Nation, also promoted the upcoming announcement via their official account.

The 74-year-old Grammy Award winner is also supporting Billy Joel in his upcoming US tour – who will be playing Hyde Park London on the 7th of July, which is said to be his “only European show of 2023“.

Another theory is that the announcement has something to do with Stevie’s latest collaboration with Dolly Parton, after recently tweeting out a photo of the two in the studio – as seen in the image below.

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, helping the band to become one of the best-selling music acts of all time with over 120 million records sold worldwide. ‘Rumours’ (no pun intended), the band’s second album with Nicks, became one of the best-selling albums worldwide, being certified 20× platinum in the US.

In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the studio album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard 200 and has reached multiplatinum status. She has since released eight studio solo albums and seven studio albums with Fleetwood Mac, selling a certified total of 65 million copies in the US alone.

Dubbed “Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone, Nicks was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time and one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, by the American monthly magazine.

Taking part in an in-person event earlier back in 2020 at Wells Cathedral School to speak about the acclaimed ‘Glastonbury 50‘ book, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis expressed his hopes and wishes of Fleetwood Mac playing the Festival one day.

Addressing questions from the audience, Eavis was asked if he could invite just one act back to play Glastonbury, who would it be – to which Eavis replied: “I would like to get Fleetwood Mac to come actually […] So that’s my one wish I would say.”

Adding that they [Glastonbury] “talk to them [Fleetwood Mac] every year but it’s never quite right, or the money’s not right…” – while jokingly admitting that he is “probably a bit of a farmer when it comes to paying the fees”.

This obviously never came to fruition, and in a tragic turn of events, Christine McVie – who along with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Lindsey Buckingham made up Fleetwood Mac – sadly died late last year at age of 79.

A multitude of names have been in and out of the Glastonbury 2023 Rumour Mill in regard to this year’s Legends Slot, but none really strong enough to stick.

Other acts rumoured as being possible contenders for this year’s Legends Slot include Robbie Williams and Bon Jovi (whose guitarist Richie Sambora recently teased the “possibility” of the band playing at Glastonbury 2023), as well as Roxy Music, who up until not long ago were one of the most strong contenders for this year’s Legends.

However, speaking to NME recently about the possibility of appearing at Glastonbury, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera said: “I’ve had friends texting and emailing, saying: ‘I see you might be playing Glastonbury!’ To which my reply is: ‘Well, tell me about it, because I’ve got no idea.’ I’ll wait to see what happens there. Who knows? I don’t.”

Meanwhile, the Spice Girls, who have also been mentioned countless times over the past years in the Legends Slot context, are unlikely to be playing Worthy Farm in 2023, after Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion, following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.

Additionally, Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, also revealed in an interview last year with BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary, that the Spice Girls “have actually been asked” to play at the Festival – but said that they “won’t be doing it next year [2023]”.

The Legends Slot, often seen as being the 4th headliner slot of the Festival, takes place on the last day of Glastonbury on the Sunday afternoon.

Previous Legends who took to the Pyramid Stage to perform at the coveted slot include Diana Ross (2022), Kylie Minogue (2019), Barry Gibb (2017) and Jeff Lynne’s ELO (2016), to name a few.

Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses.

In other Glasto news, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan appears to have confirmed the band for playing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, after saying on his radio show that “Glastonbury is gonna be iconic”.

The news comes after the American hard rockers have been strongly rumoured for a Saturday night headline performance at the 2023 edition of the Worthy Farm-held event for quite some time, which has so far only officially confirmed one headliner in Elton John.

Aside from Sir Elton John, who will be taking to the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night of the Festival, no other acts have yet been confirmed for Glastonbury 2023 – although Arctic Monkeys are the top talked-about contenders for headlining the iconic Stage on the Friday night.

Speaking of self-confirmations – Gabrielle Aplin also confirmed she will be playing the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury this summer on BBC Radio 2 earlier this month.

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Elsewhere, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea got fans pondering about Glasto after retweeting a sketch of the Pyramid Stage created by renowned artist Stanley Donwood.

Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed until around March/April time, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May/beginning of June – there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.

Along with Kraftwerk and Jack Johnson, some other acts rumoured for this year’s event include The 1975, who are once again mentioned in the Glastonbury context after speculation started building throughout the web when the Cheshire band confirmed new tour dates – leaving them wide open over the 2023 Glastonbury weekend. 

Pulp revealed dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for this summer – while leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performance.

Eminem (who is another act to yet step foot on Worthy Farm) was said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the Pyramid Stage at the Festival this year – now looks highly unlikely.

Rihanna‘s name had also been mentioned as a possible headliner for 2023, while Taylor Swift, however, effectively ruled herself out of the run for 2023 after announcing her long-rumoured return to the road – scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August.

It is worth noting though that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say last year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.

Therefore, some of these rumours are obviously to be taken for what they are, rumours – any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either has access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.

Stay up to date with all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or are rumoured for Glastonbury 2023 via our daily updated line-up & rumours list.

Paul McCartney headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2022 • Credit: allerorts.de

Glastonbury 2023 takes place from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th of June 2023 and with both the main ticket sales, as well as the local & Sunday ticket sale now out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to this year’s Festival will be when the resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets takes place in the Spring (around April time).

As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend this year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.

As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.

Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include working at the Festival, volunteering and entering competitions – once these 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.

Don’t be fooled

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.

Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

Therefore, please remember that tickets are only sold on one site, which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com.

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