Glastonbury reveals pop legend as first headlining act for 2023 festival | The Sun
2nd December 2022

GLASTONBURY has revealed its first new act to headline for the 2023 festival – and it’s a pop legend!

Elton John will be taking to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday 25th June to bring down the curtain on the iconic festival.

Elton’s performance will see the 75-year-old wish an emotional farewell to his British fans as it has been billed as the end of his farewell tour.

Discussing his excitement for the huge gig, Elton 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. 

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“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.”

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His headline performance at Glastonbury will only be his second ever UK festival appearance, and it will celebrate his enduring impact across all aspects of pop culture over the past 50 years.

Elton started his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour back in September 2018 and the following year it was named Billboard's Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year.

Over his impressive career, he’s delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970.

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