Elton John has been announced as the first headliner for 2023’s Glastonbury Festival.
The star will close the Pyramid Stage on Sunday 25th June for his last ever UK show.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be headlining the Pyramid Stage,” Elton says. “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.”
Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis adds: “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!”
No other acts have been revealed for Glastonbury 2023 yet, but other rumoured headliners include Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles and Guns ‘n’ Roses – who yesterday announced a huge Hyde Park show just days after the festival.
Glastonbury 2023 takes place between 21st and 25th June.