Diana Ross confirmed for Glastonbury 2020

The Supremes’ icon will fill next year’s “Legends” slot.

October 10, 2019

Diana Ross has been confirmed as playing the Sunday afternoon “legends” slot at U.K. festival Glastonbury next year. The news of Ross's first ever appearance at the festival was announced on Thursday.

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“To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you,” Ross said in a statement. “Every concert feels like a private party, I can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love.”

The so-called "legends" slot is a Glastonbury staple and is routinely filled by a musical icon playing a mid-afternoon greatest hits set. This year Kylie Minogue performed while other acts to appear across the years include Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson, Johnny Cash, ELO, and Lionel Richie.

Ross is the first act to be announced for the 2020 festival, which will be 50th anniversary of the annual event. Bookmakers' favorites to headline include Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, and The 1975. The 2019 festival was headlined by Stormzy, The Killers, and The Cure.

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Diana Ross confirmed for Glastonbury 2020