Elton John will headline next summer’s Glastonbury Festival (June 21-25, 2023), holding a final UK concert as part of the artist’s global farewell tour, organizers announced on Friday.
Elton John la New OrleansFoto: Erika Goldring / Getty Images / Profimedia
The 75-year-old singer, known for hits such as ‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘Rocket Man’, said there was no more fitting way to retire and say goodbye to his British fans than to took to the stage of the famous festival, reports Agerpres.
Elton John is nearing the end of the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” farewell tour, started in September 2018 and interrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic. During a career of more than 50 years, he gave more than 4,000 concerts in more than 80 countries.
He released his first big hit, ‘Your Song’, in 1970, the year Glastonbury Festival was first held in south-west England, when tickets cost a pound and attendees drank free milk from the farm that hosted the event.
“Every week I talk to young artists on my radio show and Glastonbury is often cited as a key moment in launching their careers – the way the festival honestly and enthusiastically supports the youngest talent is something to admire,” said the artist in a statement.
Emily Eavis, one of the organizers of the festival, said that the artist will take to the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday evening of next year’s edition.
“It will be the last UK show of Elton’s farewell tour, so we’ll end the festival and mark this huge moment in both histories with a big goodbye,” she said.
Eltn John wrapped up the US leg of his farewell tour with a star-studded concert in November at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. He will perform in Australia and New Zealand in January, before kicking off the UK tour with a first show in Liverpool in March.