Elton John will title Glastonbury Festival next year in his last UK gig farewell tripfestival announced on Friday.
John will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on June 25, the last night of the music festival, Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis said in a statement posted on festival website.
Eavis said: “It is with great pleasure that I inform you that the only Elton John will make his debut in Glastonbury, leading the Pyramid Stage on next Sunday night.
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“This will be the last UK performance of Elton’s last tour, so we’re closing the Festival and marking this big moment in our history with our mother. of all the mourners,” she added.
Sir Elton took to social media to comment on the announcement and warning of his final UK gig on Farewell to the yellow brick road the tour will be an “emotional”.
“I couldn’t be more excited to lead the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2023 and celebrate the biggest festival in the world!!,” he captioned a poster on Instagram.
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“Every week I speak to new artists on my radio show, and Glastonbury is often considered a pivotal moment in launching their careers – the festival’s passionate, heartfelt support for the best emerging talent is something I have long admired.
“Thanks for inviting me Emily Eavis to my last UK gig – it’s going to be very emotional.”
In 2022, Paul McCartney played that position, while artists like Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar were among the featured artists at the music festival, held most of the year in Somerset, in the southwest of the country. Older brother.
The play will close John’s . UK journey Farewell tour of the Golden Brick Roadwas announced as his last, with over 300 dates before he retired after 52 years of touring.
The tour, which began in 2018, was originally supposed to end in 2021. After being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will now end in mid-2023.
After performing in Australia to kick off his farewell tour, the musician will perform a series of encore shows for Australian audiences in January next year.
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