The iconic, Diana Ross has been confirmed as the first act for Glastonbury 2020, where she will perform on the revered Legends slot, on the Pyramid stage. The Supremes legend will take to the legends slot, on Sunday the 28th of June 2020, at the festival, tackling the teatime slot that has previously been graced by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie, in previous years.
Taking to social media to announce the news, Ross said: “To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you. Every concert feels like a private party, I can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love.”
Confirming the slot, Glastonbury wrote on Twitter: “We are delighted to announce that @DianaRoss will play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2020.”
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) October 10, 2019
The appearance will see Ross making her Glastonbury debut, after having been linked with an appearance on several past occasions. The upcoming performance marks Ross’ first live appearance, in the UK, since 2008.
Speaking about the announcement, Glastonbury boss, 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
It comes after Kylie Minogue graced the Legends slot, at this year’s festival, which came 14 years after her battle with breast cancer forced her to pull out of a headline slot. Minogue’s performance, on the Legends slot on the Pyramid stage, went on to become the BBC’s most-watched Glastonbury performance of all time, with 3.9 million viewers tuning in to watch.
The announcement comes after tickets for Glastonbury 2020 sold out in 33 minutes, last Sunday – with a record setting 2.4 million people attempting to get their hands on just one of the 135,000 places.
Meanwhile, rumours have been beginning to circulate as to who could headline Glastonbury 2020, which will mark the festival’s 50th anniversary. Among the names beginning to circulate are Paul McCartney, Foals, The 1975, Taylor Swift, Green Day and Fleetwood Mac among others.