Elton John will perform at Glastonbury for the first time in history and it will be his last UK performance on his farewell tour. Elton John will hold his last concert in the UK next summer at the Glastonbury festival, as part of his world farewell tour, the Guardian reports.
The musician will perform on the Pyramid Stage on June 25 and close the main stage with his first-ever appearance at the iconic festival. The farewell concert was announced shortly after John performed his final concert in the US last month, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a spectacular event that featured Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee, and Brandi Carlile and was streamed live on Disney+.
In a statement shared by his publicist, the singer said
“he couldn’t be more excited to be headlining the Pyramid Stage,” adding that he could not “wait to embrace the spirit of the greatest festival in the world.
It’s going to be incredibly emotional”. “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,” Eavis said.
“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,” she added. “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,” the five-time Grammy winner said. Although Glastonbury will reportedly mark John's final performance in the UK, it won't be his last performance overall.
The singer-songwriter's “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which began in 2018, will continue through Europe until July 2023. The show, previously booked for Paris' Accor Arena on June 25, will now take place on June 21.