British singer Elton John will be the headliner of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2023, during his farewell tour of the United Kingdom – the organization of the British event announced on Friday (2).
The annual Glastonbury Festival tweeted “We are extremely pleased to announce that only Elton John will be headlining the ‘Festival on June 25th’ in what will be the last UK show of his latest tour.” It gathers tens of thousands of people. People in south west england.
“There is no better way to say goodbye to my fans in the UK,” commented the singer-songwriter, whose career spans over half a century.
He added, according to his publicist, “They are beyond clever and I can’t wait to embrace the spirit of the greatest festival in the world.”
Emily Ives, the organizer and daughter of the founder of the festival, which is taking place in southwest England, said it would be the first time Elton John, 75, would perform at Glastonbury.
“We will end the festival with this great moment in our history, with the greatest farewell,” he said.
The British star performed his last show in the US, as part of his long farewell tour, last month in Los Angeles. He will conclude his tour in Stockholm on July 8th.
Dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” the tour began in 2018 and was scheduled to last three years, with over 300 dates. Ended up boycotting due to the covid-19 pandemic, hip surgery in 2021, and positive covid test in january.
Elton John, whose real name is Reginald Dwight, was born on March 25, 1947 in northwest London. He is married to singer David Furnish and has two children, ages 11 and 9. Throughout his long career, he has sold over 300 million records worldwide.
Half a century after its debut, it still tops the charts from time to time. Last year, his song “Cold Heart”, a duet with singer Dua Lipa, reached number one in the UK, as did “Merry Christmas”, a collaboration with Ed Sheeran.
Glastonbury ended its 2022 edition with Paul McCartney, then 80, performing Beatles classics.
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