Glastonbury Festival 2020: Diana Ross to play fable slot

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Diana Ross has had 27 UK tip 10 singles, both solo and in The Supremes

Soul idol Diana Ross is a initial artist to be reliable for a 2020 Glastonbury Festival.

The Motown star, who initial found celebrity in The Supremes, will play a desired “legend slot” on Sunday 28 June.

She follows in a footsteps of Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Kylie Minogue – whose set this Jun became a most-watched Glastonbury impulse of all time.

Ross, who is celebrating her 75th birthday with a US tour, pronounced personification a festival was “a dream come true”

It will be her initial uncover in a UK given 2008.

That gig, during Petworth Park in Sussex, reportedly finished after 50 mins when a thespian took difference to fans filming a uncover on their phones.

Assuming she avoids a repeat of that incident, Ross’s Glastonbury set is firm to be a vital crowd-pleaser.

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Ross (centre) enjoyed success with The Supremes in a 1960s before going solo in 1970

The diva has decades of hits to pull on, from 1960s Supremes classics like Baby Love and Stop! In The Name Of Love, to her solo disco reinvention on such 1980s hits as Upside Down and I’m Coming Out.

“To all my fans opposite a world, this is my reverence to you,” a thespian said. “Every unison feels like a private party. we can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m entrance to Glastonbury, with love.”

Next year’s Glastonbury takes place from 24 to 28 June. The eventuality sole out in only 34 mins final weekend, nonetheless there will be a possibility to squeeze returned tickets in Apr 2020.

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Next year will be festival’s golden anniversary, imprinting 50 years given Michael Eavis initial invited 1,500 hippies to his plantation Pilton, Somerset, to watch acts like Al Green, Wayne Fontana and headliners T Rex.

In those days, tickets cost £1 and came with a giveaway bottle of milk. In 2020, a sheet will set we behind £265, with 175,000 people approaching to attend.

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Headliners have nonetheless to be announced, though acts rumoured for a tip of a check embody Sir Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac and Taylor Swift.

One rope who won’t be holding part, however, is Abba. Asked if a party would ever cruise reforming to play a fable slot, Bjorn Ulvaeus told BBC Radio 2: “Oh, no. It’s a straight, true no.

“We available some new songs and you’ll substantially hear them subsequent year, during slightest one of them,” he told Nicky Chapman, who was sitting in for breakfast horde Zoe Ball.

“But that’s utterly a opposite thing from going by a con of rehearsing and – only one show, it would be a same as doing a whole year of tours,” he added. “It would take 10 years out of the life.”


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