Elton John has been confirmed as the first headliner for next year’s Glastonbury festival, with the set doubling as the final UK show of his current Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
He’ll headline the iconic festival’s final night, on Sunday 25th June 2023, and it’ll mark his second ever festival appearance.Speaking of the announcement, Elton himself said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be headlining the Pyramid Stage. As the end of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour comes into view, there is no more fitting way to say goodbye to my British fans. They have been beyond brilliant, and have supported me through all the highs and lows of my career.“Every week I speak to new artists on my radio show and Glastonbury is often cited as a pivotal moment in launching their careers - the festival’s genuine, enthusiastic support for the best emerging talent is something I’ve long admired. I’ve been talking to Emily Eavis about it over the last few weeks and I can’t wait to embrace the spirit of the greatest festival in the world. It’s going to be incredibly emotional.”Of the booking, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has said: “It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year. This will be the final UK show of Elton’s last ever tour, so we will be closing the Festival and marking this huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send offs. We are so very happy to finally bring the Rocket Man to Worthy Farm!”Glastonbury 2023 takes place from 22nd to 25th 2023 and more acts - including the remaining headliners - are set to be announced soon. Tickets have already sold out. The news of Elton’s latest headline set comes just a couple of weeks after his return to LA’s Dodger Stadium, where he brought out guests Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile and Kiki Dee for duets.